My Top 7 Running and Fitness Blog Picks For January

by Jesse Mendoza

I’m a sucker for a good running or fitness blog. When things get a little tough, I enjoy reading stories about runners going through the same struggles. Race reports are fun too when an author does a great job of making you feel like you’re right there running with them. Here are a few running and fitness blogs I’ve been checking out this month (in no order): 1. Believe In…

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Sunday Favorites #2

by Jesse Mendoza

Chafon 4 in 1 charging cord For a person like me who has a mess of charging cables lying around for as many gadgets as I own, this all-in-one charging cable by Chafon is a must have. The Chafon 4-in-1 4 ft. Charging Cord combines one USB-C connector, micro-USB connector, and 2 lightning connectors allowing you to charge 4 (!!) devices at one time. No more birds nest in the…

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Sunday Favorites #1

by Jesse Mendoza

Podcasts Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend – This is Conan’s new podcast which debuted on November 18, 2018 with Will Ferrell as his first guest. I’ve been a fan of Conan’s for a long time and have thoroughly enjoyed this podcast. It has had me in stitches since the first episode. On Topic with Renato Mariotti – Renato is a former prosecutor and current CNN analyst. Renato and co-host Patty…

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My Top 7 Mental Tricks To Run An Ultra Marathon

by Jesse Mendoza

Orcas Island 50K, Feb. 4 2017 (Orcas Island, WA) My first and only trail ultra in the pacific northwest to date. I was untrained for all of the climbing that was involved being a flatlander from the midwest. Not to mention the trail was like nothing I’d seen before. I didn’t really know what to expect. Still, I went into it with a positive attitude hoping I’d finish, but a wrong…

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My Top Five Favorite Discoveries That Helped My Running This Summer

by Jesse Mendoza

My 2018 was a great year for running. My race finishes this year included a variety of smaller races, one full road marathon, four trail ultras, and one attempt at a 100 mile – the most ultras I’ve run in one year. I learned a lot. Not only was getting the miles in important, but knowing what works and what doesn’t is a critical part of any training plan. By…

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