About Annamarina

I originally began writing this blog to share my experiences during my training for the NYC Marathon, which I completed on November 1, 2009.  After taking a year off from blogging, I’ve decided to return to writing this blog, which I truly do enjoy and have missed.

I moved to the Los Angeles area in 2008 from Virginia Beach to marry the most wonderful man in the world!  Since moving to sunny Southern California, I have embraced a healthier lifestyle, which includes eating more natural, organic, and “real” food, buying local produce as often as possible, running and exercising, and attempting to live more sustainably.  Not only do I like writing about running and fitness, I also enjoy sharing meal ideas and “green” living tips.

My husband and I are expecting our first child in April (we are thrilled!), so the focus of this blog will definitely be changing a bit.  I can’t wait to share more running “tails” after our baby boy arrives, but I plan to incorporate a wider variety of topics as well.

The “Tails” part of this blog refers to my Golden Retriever, Cali.  She is my running buddy and loves being featured on the blog.  In fact, in all honesty, she is the star of this blog:


15 responses to “About Annamarina

  1. Hi Annamarina! Ash showed me the blog. . . love it! Keep it up! Let’s get together soon I miss seeing you and Mike

    • Thanks Drew! We definitely need to get together soon. I’m hoping to see Ashley this week and then we will see you all at the wedding on Saturday. I can’t wait to see Grace – it’s been so long!

  2. So jealous that you made it to the west coast! I live in Richmond, VA currently and absolutely love LA & surrounding area (been twice)…. !!

  3. hey sister!
    great blog!! love it! you have totally inspired me to run – we’ll see if that inspiration lasts:)
    talked to june and she said that you guys had a great time at dinner the other night…sorry we couldn’t make it:(
    i’ve been trying to motivate to get a blog going about julian…we’ll see if I get it up and running soon.
    talk to you soon! love, becs

    • I’m glad you like the blog! We miss you guys so much! We were looking at JJ’s adorable picture tonight. Can’t get enough of the little guy! You should DEFINITELY start a Julian blog – it would be great! Love you guys and miss you!

  4. thanks for posting on my blog, leading me to yours. gotta love the socal runners!

  5. Just came across your blog, I look forward to reading more. looks great

  6. Hi Annamarina! I’ve just been reading some more of your blog. You should be so proud of yourself! You really have accomplished so much! Good luck at the marathon! Happy anniversary!

  7. You’re a good sport and really motivated. I am very impressed — hope you’ll keep running –maybe not in another marathon, but you never know. Sounds like you’ve embraced the LA lifestyle — could Mike have something to do with it? Have a great Fall season and a wonderful Thanksgiving — are you cooking? Love, Me

  8. Hey AM!
    Saw your parents at the Race for Breath 5k a few weeks ago and your Dad told me all about your blog. Very impressive!!! I’m so proud of you for running a marathon – my hope is to run the Shamrock 1/2 in March. Just completed the Turkey Trot 10k on Thanksgiving. Your blog is very inspiring! Hope you and your family are doing well. Miss you lots!!

  9. Hi – I just found your blog. I am in So Cal as well…I hope you are having a great holiday in Hawaii!

  10. Hey good luck with your race! I can’t wait to read more of your blog :)!

  11. Hi! I saw your link in Bobbi’s email so I wanted to reach out and say hello! If you are a definite for her relay team, then I will be one of your teammates! I live in Northern Cal, but will take the day off from teaching to drive south for some fun. I was at LMU for a summer for training for my teaching program so I love your pictures that you post because it reminds me of running through your area when I was there! You have my email now, so feel free to send a response back! Can’t wait to meet!

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