Hello there! Thanks for your interest in my obsession with races, bling and all that comes with it! My name is Richard Maya, but you can call me blingwhore :)

I created this site in July 2015, about 2.5 years after my first race in an effort to bring my story together in one place.

A few fun facts:

  • Born and raised in Southern California...I'm blessed to live in an area with lots of races!
  • I didn't run my first mile until I joined a CrossFit box in 2011.
  • I had no idea what I was doing when I started. For my first half I trained on my own on Sundays.
  • I don't understand my addiction to races...perhaps it started as a mid-thirties life crisis?
  • I post an updated picture of my bling collection after my anniversary race, the Disneyland Half...
  • I'm obsessed with lululemon clothing.



Personal Records: 

Half Marathon PR  1:37:12

06/07/14 - Fontana Days Half, Fontana, CA

Marathon PR 3:58:42

02/01/15 - Surf City Full, Huntington Beach, CA