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on Fri, 03/11/2016 - 05:21

It's been a while, more like a couple years since I've written a blog post. Quick updates: half ironman completed, ran a half marathons in Mexico City, Madrid - Spain and San Antonio - Texas in 2015. I'll also be taking my final fitness certificate class at University of California, San Diego this Saturday. I'll then be studying for the NASM or ACE test in the coming months. 

Although i've been able to continue to complete half marathons, I haven't been able to break any personal records. To reboot my goals and training, I'll be starting a new training plan, YouTube channel and plan of action. More details on my next post. 

Lake Poway to Mt. Woodson Hike

on Mon, 05/19/2014 - 03:49


Here are a few pics from the last Husky Heart Camp - Lake Poway to Mt. Woodson hike. Photos by Araiza Photography

Great hike but I recommend starting the hike no later than 8am. That is because of the crowds that go up and down afterwards. Makes the trail really busy. Plus, you'll have to wait up to an hour to take a picture on top the "potato chip" rock at the top. Enjoy!


Marathon Training at Seaport Village

on Sun, 04/27/2014 - 22:34

Lately I've been training at Seaport Village. The miles just seem to go by real quick with such beautiful scenery. It's great to go out to Seaport Village and see many other runners through out the evening. Seaport Village is great for families, walkers, joggers, runners and everyone else. I always recommend friends visiting to take a walk through Seaport Village. Below are a few pictures that capture the beautfiul scenery. Enjoy!

Tip: meter parking is free starting at 6pm. 



2014 Goals

on Sat, 02/01/2014 - 04:11

It's the beginning of the year and time to get things going for this year's goals. I haven't update the blog in a while, but i will be more consistent as i build the Husky Heart Lifestyle brand. Remember to follow us on & Instagram/Team_HuskyHeart & Twitter @husky_heart. 

This year the plan is to run and participate in each event i have completed in the past 3 years. Below i've attached information of each run or triathlon i'll be participating in. Training has already started for the full marathon and it's going great. I'm fortunate to be able to train in this San Diego weather. This year i'll be posting more pictures, product reviews and food recipe reviews on the blog and social media sites. 


1. 2/2/14 Redondo Beach 10K - Flat course, great scenery. Perfect to PR for a 10K. $30 before 12/31, $35 in 2014
2. 3/9/14 San Diego Half Marathon - Flat course $99
3. 6/1/14 San Diego Rock & Roll Full Marathon - Great run through San Diego $130 before 12/31/13, $140 afterwards. Goes up $10 each month leading up to the event
4. July 2014 Amica 19.7 Olympic Triathlon in Las Vegas - Good prep for half Ironman in October. It is in the same location as the 70.3 in October. Website is not up yet.

5. 10/5/14 Silverman Half Ironman - Tough course in Las Vegas. But with the proper training and the completion of the previous 4 events, should be in good training weight to do great and PR. $250 


2014 is here...Let's get it! Talk to you later HuskyHeartmaniacs.

Ironman Vineman 70.3

on Sat, 08/03/2013 - 02:16

Half Ironman completed! This was an amazing experience. Unbelievable. I plan on doing this event in the future. First of all, have to give thanks to the organizers and volunteers. They did a fantastic job!! Secondly, the scenery is second to none. Beautfiful scenery through the whole course. Swimming through a river covered by trees, riding 56 miles through endless vinyards, and running through a vineyard. You can't expect anything better. Next time i'm taking my GoPro Hero3 camera on my bike ride. My friend was able to capture some pictures in the transition areas and beginning and ending of the event. Unfortunately, spectators are discouraged to follow athletes through the course.

I completed the course in 8hours and 17 minutes. Over an hour of what i'd like to have completed it by. Unfortunately, my left calve started cramping up at mile 7. I had to switch my posture and plan - jog/speed walk/walk: repeat. My friend Mario did a great job at finishing 7 hours and 20 minutes. Congratulations to him as well, as this was his frist half Ironman. Check out the pics below!


Las Vegas Amica 19.7 Olympic Triathlon

on Sat, 08/03/2013 - 01:59

This was my first Olympic distance triathlon. I gotta say it was an amazing experience and great location. I have to admit that once i got to my transition area i was a bit shook because of how small this event was. I've done sprint triathlon in which there's over a few thousand people participating. In just the Olympic triathlon, there were 63 participants. I placed 61!! The volunteers, participants, and spectators during this event were nothing but awesome. I ended up finishing the last 2 miles with a participant who started cramping up and could not go any faster. We pushed each other to finish strong.

It took place at Lake Mead in Las Vegas. Same water area as Hoover Dam. Was able to site see Hoover Dam the day before during packet pick up. Definitley a race i'll be participating in next year.

Setting up transition

Getting ready to start

Waiting for the race to start. Water was at about 72 degrees

Did not know there was a difference between fresh water vs. salt water buoyancy. I may need a wetsuit at my next lake swim/tri. It was hard keeping my legs up through the swim.

1 mile swim complete

Transition 1: Swim to bike. Pros/Elites have their cleats clicked on to their pedals and strap on their cleats once they start pedaling. I’m not there yet.

Finishing the 24 mile bike ride

Finishing the 6.2 mile run with a competitor I met in the last 2 miles. We agreed to run the last 2 miles together, to help pace each other.

Finish LIne!

Completed the Olympic Triathlon in 3 hours and 30 minutes: 1mile swim, 24 mile bike, 6.2 mile run at Lake Vegas.

Nike Women Half Marathon D.C.

on Tue, 04/30/2013 - 14:58

Congratulations to our good friend and Husky Heartmaniac Stephanie for completing the Nike Women Half Marathon on April 28th. She is totally kicking butt in running and has become an inspiration to many friends and family. Really great to see her making changes. #werunDC #runningchangedmylife

Central Park - NYC

on Sat, 11/10/2012 - 16:29

Best way to see Central Park is to either run through it and bike the Central Park loop. 

Rock & Roll NYC 10K

on Sat, 11/10/2012 - 16:22

Awesome run through Prospect Park in Brooklyn.