About Us

About US

We are a couple of mid pack runners living in Northern California. We love to run, and really love to participate in races from 5k’s to Marathons. With the Embrace Running Podcast we bring our enthusiasm for the sport of running and share it with as many people as possible. On the weekly podcast we discuss the latest running news, running topics and share our own training and race experiences.



I started running in 2005 in an effort to get fit and have since run over 100 races. I’ve completed multiple marathons and a few ultras but the half marathon is my favorite distance. In 2012 I took to the trails and haven’t left. I still continue to run on the treadmill and road but the trail is my favorite. Taking my love of running to the next level, I’ve also become an RRCA certified running coach.

     Elena on Twitter, Instagram



I began running in 2005 and immediateley fell in love with the sport. Unfortunately several injuries lead to several years without it. I came back to running in 2010 and haven’t looked back since. I have since run a multitude of halfs, a few Ragnar Relays and several Marathons. Also am now a RRCA certified running coach.

      Mark on Twitter, Instagram and DailyMile