This past week on the road, I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting on this training cycle. Running the past 4 months has felt “business as usual,” and I never took a step back to think about “the why” I do it all… Last weekend was the Boston Marathon. As I watched the elite men’s race finishing … More One more week + “the why”
Something that has been on my mind is life energy… The beginning of the week was a bit emotional for me as I was circling through negative thoughts over a situation. I am the definition of a worry-er. I tend to stress about every little detail of my life –> you would laugh if I … More Life energy + Spark Social evening + weeks 13 and 14 of marathon training
Surprise, surprise, another weekend in Lake Tahoe! This was my 7th time up there in my 1.5 years of living in the Bay. I guess you can say I’m obsessed…Tahoe has become my home away from home. From the big beautiful Tahoe trees to the fresh mountain air, every time I go up, I feel … More Ski weekend in Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe + reflection and happiness at work
Week 5 of training, check! I thought I’d dedicate a whole post to training this week since I’ve accumulated some randomness in my brain from training the past few weeks and wanted to share with you all. 1. Voice memos with Michelle: Me and my best friend, Michelle, are experts at long distance friendships – … More 5 random thoughts for week 5 of marathon training + next half marathon!
For a running blog…we haven’t talked about running in a loooong time. That’s probably because not much running happened last year. I looked at my running log from 2018, and I ran less than half my mileage in 2017…on top of that, it was the first year in four years I didn’t run a marathon. … More Let’s talk about running + my next race!
2018 was probably the most dynamic and crazy year of my life: getting my actuarial license, quarter life crisis, career change, new job, lots of travel (4 countries/30 flights!), changes in friends, changes in myself…what a year! Through this craziness, I also grew the most out of any year so far, and I wanted to … More 2018 Reflection
Aloha!! 🙂 It’s been a wonderful few days over here. Last week was basically spent solidifying things for my new job, closing things out from my current, and thinking about what to do with my time in between…there was lots of planning and moving parts but things are finally settled. My last day is this … More I have my life back + ocean beach adventure + another trip!
It’s been months of uncertainty, soul-searching, and existential questioning. I wanted to wait until I emerged from this rough patch to finally open up transparently on this blog, and I think the appropriate time has come. But first, some good news. This week started off on a very high note… I got a new job!!! … More On the past few months: quarter life crisis
My father spends his summers teaching in China (he is a professor), and so my siblings and I made him a little video to say how much we love him from across the world. Working on this video with my brother and sister was the highlight of my week. My dad ended up absolutely LOVING … More Happy Father’s Day (with a video!)
HEY you guys! I am currently blogging from Tulum, Mexico!! As predicted, I have major jet-lag after coming back from Thailand and have been waking up in the wee hours of the morning, and so while my friends are snoozing away, I wanted to write about some lessons/tips/growing experiences that I learned over the past … More Things I learned from solo traveling