Thursday, December 18, 2014

Training Runs for 2015!

Can you believe Christmas is almost here?! Well guess what that means? A New Year! Welcome 2015 with open arms, and let's get some training in! We will be hosting Monday Night runs still from Road Runner in Laguna Hills at 6:00 pm, and Wednesday Nights at Starbucks at the Quail Hill Shopping Center in Irvine. Also, for those of you doing the OC Chili Races, we will be doing nice easy runs to get you acquainted with the course, and have a great race. For the folks that need more miles, we have some Harding Truck Trail, Santiago Peak or Campgrounds, and some other surprises. Check out the calendar tab and join us for a run!

RSVP for trail run.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Tonight's Road Runner Christmas Party in Costa Mesa!

Calling all North Orange County, Costa Mesa, Hunting Beach, Newport Coast Peeps! There are new running opportunities in your backyard! Come tonight for our information session at Road Runner Sports in Costa Mesa for their annual fun Christmas Party! Raffles, prizes, and discounts! If OC Trail Tales gets 10 people to come in and sign in, we get our own apparel raffle of $50, and if we get 20 people to come in and sign in, we get our own SHOE raffle! Thats a 1 in 20 chance! See you tonight!



Monday, December 1, 2014

2015 Race and Fitness Training

Can you believe that 2014 has come and is almost gone!? How time does really fly by! Where did the year go? Well it is that time to start thinking about 2015 and what race plans you have for yourselves.  I know i have my year started already.

Is it a road race, trail race, your first 5k, your first 50 mile, or are you looking to do a triathlon this year? Whatever it is, let us get you started. Our January session sign ups will be next Wednesday evening at 6:00 pm at Road Runner Sports in Laguna. It is the same evening they are doing there Christmas party, and have great gifts and sales incentives. Please come take advantage of it and hopefully you will win a prize!

If you didn't already know, to view our calendar, just go to our website, and click the calendar tab. I have added some morning runs, please feel free to join us anytime.

Friday, November 21, 2014

New Morning Group Runs Trial Period

OC Trail Tales is excited to present new morning classes as a trial for the next month! Do you need a break from the kids, too tired after work, or are you just a morning person? Well great news for you, we are going to try morning classes to fit your needs. Come run in the am with me! Check the calendar for details starting Dec 1.

Any Questions?

Congratulations to our Ironman Finishers!!! Kim Degen, Greg Gelfand, Rhoda Peckham, Bonnie Leatherwood, Joel Lomboy, Tiana Lefmann, Chris Stevens! Wow! Such an amazing accomplishment! We are so very proud of you guys! Enjoy the accomplishment and the rewards of being able to say you are an Ironman! Whoa!!! You guys are absolute studs!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Looking for runners

Huntington Beach to San Diego - April 10-11, 2015

Are you adventurous? Do you like to try new things? Are you looking for a new hobby? Are you tired of running 5 Ks, 10 Ks, Half/ Marathons…? If you answered yes to any of these questions then Ragnar might be right for you!
Quick Facts:
Ragnar Relay is an overnight Relay Race
Regular Team: 12 Runners (Ultra: 6 Runners)
2 support vehicles (1 for Ultra Teams)
200 miles ran day and night thru multiple cities
Little to No sleep
Little food
Crazy costumes
Sweaty and stinky teammates (no showering ‘til you cross the finish line)
Relay legs range from 3-8 miles. That means your team has room for everyone: from the experienced marathoner to the occasional runner who wants to step it up a bit to take on a new challenge. As long as the team’s overall average pace is 11 minutes a mile, you’re golden.
The thrill of competing together – A Ragnar delivers everything you loved about playing a team sport—especially the feeling of being part of something bigger than yourself. Like any team sport, a Ragnar lives in the territory between “serious challenge” and “serious fun.” Over the course of 36 hours, you and your teammates will share highs, lows, triumphs, doubts, cheers and more laughter than you thought was possible. The culmination? That indescribable, exhilarating moment when the 12 of you celebrate your shared accomplishment by crossing the finish line together.
Register Today at

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Fall is finally here!

It seems like forever since the last post, and i guess it really has been. Since that time I have had a couple surgeries, and am happy to say all better and even started training again! I want to thank everyone for all their love and support! It really helped me and i am so grateful to have such loving friends. Congratulations to everyone that did a race this session! We had first time Half Marathons, Marathons, Triathlons, trail races, and everyone did fantastic! here are some fun recaps...

St. George Marathon

Congratulations to Maria, Brenda and Hilda! You guys did awesome and we are so proud of you!


Long Beach Half Marathon

 Congratulations to Patti, not only for completing her half marathon, but for getting engaged as well! Also, Peggy completed her first Beach Cities when she thought she would ever only do 1 half Marathon! Doreen, congrats, and we are looking forward to seeing your Beach Cities Medal when you complete Surf City!


Whoo's In El Moro 25K and 50K

Congratulations to Kristen and Stephanie for busting it out! You ladies rock!


 Silverman 70.3

Congratulations to everyone that went to Silverman and attempted the beast! We are so proud of everyone! It was a very hot day and the hills were brutal! Finish or not, you are all top notch athletes to me, and i am so proud of each and every one of you!


Thank you for spending your time with us, as we really do enjoy each and everyone of you. It is really a pleasure to watch and experience your lives with you.

Corrinne and Pete

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Fall Program Sign up night!

When: Sept 22nd @6pm
Where: Road Runner Sports Laguna Hills
24291 Avenida De La Carlota, Laguna Hills, CA

Come out to our OC Trail Tales sign ups at 6:00 pm! 

We are not your typical road running group.  You will feel like part of a family, you will have someone to train with, and you will accomplish your goals! We are a very open and welcoming group, and would love to meet you. 

If you are looking to loose weight, walk, jog or run a long distance, we are the group for you!

We hope to see you tonight! 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Getting back in the grove!

If you missed last Mondays new session sign ups, don't worry, there is still time to sign up, or come check us out this week! New session does not start until Monday June 30, so you have not missed a thing! We look forward to getting back in the grove of things, and having a new fun filled session with you!

Starting June 30th- RSVP

  • Long Beach Half Marathon
  • Whoos In El Moro
  • Silverman 70.3
  • St George Marathon
  • Big Sur Half Marathon

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Summer Fun

Another session has come and gone so quickly! How does the time fly by so fast? Congratulations to everyone for completing their first event, and or continuing to train for an event, or just plain training. It is hard work to stay motivated and have the discipline to train as much as you do. We are always so very proud of each and every one of you for working towards your goals.

We are entering into summer, and that means heat training! Whoa! We have big plans for summer, and i for one am excited! I am feeling better, and able to get out more, so i am looking forward to seeing all of you out there as well.  It makes me very happy to see everyone out there having fun, and busting their butts!

If you have not heard, Myfamily is no longer. We have a different calendar system for your workouts. Please go to our website and select the calendar tab. Coached is for members, and open is obviously for anyone. Meetup is for new members who are searching, and will only have open events from now on. I hope that will be less confusing for everyone. Please remember to look at your training peaks for your specific workouts. If you do not have a training peaks account, let us know so we can provide one for you and your training plan.

Thank you to everyone who has helped us get our foundation on its way! We have had two great races, that benefited two amazing charity's, and this Thursday is our final race for the series! If you have not done one yet, come on out and join the fun! It really means a lot to Pete and I for finally getting the foundation up, thank you everyone for making that dream come to a reality!
Here is the information for our SIDS Race.

Date: Thursday, June 19
Event Check-In: 5:30pm
Place: Road Runnder Sports Laguna Hills, Oakbrook Village, 24291 Avenida De La Carlota, Laguna Hills, CA 92653 

Grab your friends and get registered - you'll beam with pride knowing you're running or walking to support your hometown!

Register Today

Learn More About the SIDS 5K

In addition to registering or donating for the race, you can also help by getting the word out.  Click here to download the latest flyer for the race to use for spreading the word.

New session sign ups for the Summer will be Monday June 23 at Road Runner at 7:00 pm. We will be training for Long Beach Marathon and Half for our Roadies, Whoo's in El Moro 25k and 50k for my trail lovers, and of course Silverman Half Ironman for the Tri Monkeys. We have a variety of 5 and 10ks to choose from, as well as any other event anyone would like to do. Come out Monday night the 23 for some raffles, beer, food, and fun! You will also get an additional % off at Road Runner!

Cant wait to get started!
Corrinne and Pete

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Charity Event Series

OCTTF, partnered with Road Runner Sports, announces our 2014 Charity Event Series!

Join us for one, join us for all - What better way to spend a Thursday evening!

5K Charity Autism Race April 17th.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Monday March 24th Spring Session Sign ups!

Spring is here and that means the new session is starting and we will be getting back to basics! I have gotten clearance to walk, but that is all i am allowed to do right now, and it would be totally awesome if i had some fabulous friends to walk with who are either just getting started, or recovering to keep me company. :) I will also be writing everyone's training plans based on their needs and races and making sure your all on track, but the physical things i will leave to the other coaches right now. 
We will of course have our fabulous coach Peggy leading our off the couch group, who will be training for their first 5k to 10k. 
Coach Pete will be training our 10 milers on up to 50 miles, along with helping coach Kim with the Triathlon group. 
I hope we will have everyone come out to start their training session, get their new years resolution finally started, see old friends, or continue their training! We will be meeting at Laguna Hills Road Runner at 6:00 pm, have a quick run while we set up, then have our sign ups. We will of course be giving out raffle tickets to the people that sign up, along with an OC Trail Tales Shirt, goody bag, and of course Dos Equis beer to take home! 
The new session will start Monday April 7th at 6:00pm at Road Runner Laguna Hills, and you will all have access and information to the private calendar at that time. 
We are all really looking forward to the new session and seeing everyone in the daylight! (i am just looking forward to getting out of the house!) I hope to see you all Monday March 24th!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

More light!

Daylight savings has come and with it, more light! We can ditch the headlamps and run longer in the evenings! YAY! I know we always look forward to this time of year, because that also means we can go other ways on the trails longer and summer is coming!

We have a new session starting soon, and sign ups will be on Monday March 24th, we hope to see everyone there to get their beer, prizes, and goodies! Its always so much fun.

Congratulations to everyone for their first 5k's, 10k's, half an full marathons, and first ever Tri's! You guys are so inspiring! You should all be very proud of yourselves for accomplishing your goals! I know we are all proud of you!

Don't forget we have our first races coming up soon. Our first one for Autism is April...  and you can sign up for it here... The second is in may and we are raising funds for breast cancer, and the third is in June for SIDS.

There are three events in total this year, and they are all for a great cause! If you are unable to walk or run, we would love for you to come and volunteer.

Thank you guys for all your support in everything we do, and i will be seeing you all soon!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

My Personal Story

I thought off and on about this subject and of letting everyone know or not know, and after talking to a dear friend of mine, she has encouraged me to write about and tell my story in hopes that it will encourage some or all of you to get tested!

In the summer of 2013, i was taking a shower and discovered a lump in my breast while doing a self check. Which by the way, i never do, it was just a thought i had to do it. I remember doing a long run with our students, and it happened to be some of their first long runs ever of 26 miles on the trail. I confided in my student/friend Rhoda on the long run of what i had found, and was encouraged by her to go get my mammogram. Well, i had known i had an appointment coming up, my yearly and i did not want to be a drama queen, so i was going to wait. It was just a couple months away.

Weeks went by and i still had not been checked, and Rhoda reminded me each time i saw her to have it checked. i finally did. They called me back that afternoon, (which is never a good call) and i went back for more testing and a biopsy. The biopsy led to my first surgery, a lumpectomy in October.

After recovery, the next step was to see an oncologyst, a cancer Dr. I did so, and my options after having A Typical Ductal Hyperplasia (thats what they found and removed), was either 1., do nothing. 2., Tomoxofin (a drug for 5 years). or 3., double mastectomy (which is to remove your breasts and breast tissue. I chose that day in the oncologysts office number 3. My mother has had breast cancer to this date 4 times, and i was going to just get rid of these things because i did not want to go through the pain she has for over 30 years. It is a tough decision for one to make, but for me was the only one.

I had my surgery Monday Feb 24, 2014. I have to say the most painful thing so far i have experienced. But i think the training of ultras has really helped me to endure and deal with the pain. I have also had the most supportive, loving, awesome group of friends and family, just oozing love, and i am totally overwhelmed and love you all, it is so awesome, and really helps me, you are seriously SO amazing and awesome!

So, i went in for one of my follow ups this past week, actually on Monday, and my surgeon gave me the good and bad news...Bad news, "your pathology showed you had DCIS in the same left breast, DCIS is a ductal stage 0 cancer, a new lump that had progressed since the A typical Hyperlasia". Good news..."we got it all and your cancer free!" "Its a good thing you removed them." It is amazing, because had i chose to take the tomoxofin, number 2, i would have started that day, and maybe had a check up in 6 months. By then who knows what stage the DCIS would have been.

I am relieved and recovering now. It is hard to sit a do nothing, but i know now i have plenty of time to live after i recover.

Thank you Keira for keeping me strong, and remembering why we are here. To encourage each other in every aspect of our lives. Please Please if you have never done so, please get a mamogram, give yourselves weekly breast exams, catch this early! Keira tells me that when i told her, she, our friend Pam, and our friend Molly all got checked! So awesome! Good girls! Remember, men also get breast cancer, please know your bodies, and your intuition, listen to yourselves.

Thank you everyone for your wonderful support. Thank you Pete for just being my rock, and being totally unselfish and taking care of me round the clock. I could not do this without you.

So know that if i have not been training hard with you guys, it is not because i did not want too, and i will be back as soon as i can, but it will be a long slow recovery, but i will be back with you. For now, it would be so awesome if you could all put your positive energy on your training, and train together. This weekend is daylight savings, and with that is more light! Take advantage of the light at night, and know i am thinking of you! Help each other, take photos, and keep me posted. Its going to be a great year!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Fun Filled Weekend!

Come join us this weekend for two great events in Orange County!

Saturday February 22 is book that events second OC Chili race. Please come join us for a great morning! You can find all the details here...

Sunday February 23 is another awesome event. Rescheduled from the rains of the winter last year Xterra's Crystal Cove is back for another fun filled morning! You can find all the details here...

We would love to see everyone at either if not both events! Dust off the shoes and come get a great start to your day!

Corrinne and Pete

Monday, February 10, 2014

Join OC Trail Tales Foundation & Road Runner Sports as we get movin' to raise funds

Grab your friends and come join the fun!

OC Trail Tales Foundation is sponsoring a Charity Event 5k Series:

3 Thursday evenings, 3 consecutive months, 3 registration options


April: Thursday, April 17 - proceeds support Autism Research

May:  Thursday, May 15 – proceeds support Breast Cancer Research

June: Thursday, June 10 – proceeds support SIDS

For more information and registration, visit OC Trail Tales Foundation website at

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Save the Dates!

We have 3  charitable running racing series coming to Road Runner Sports.
More Details to follow.

April 17th

May 15h

June 19th

more info:

I would to volunteer.