CIM update!!

Hey y’all! Saying hi from from Atlanta, my first stop of many over the next four weeks. I’m basically hopping all around the east coast living out of a backpack until the end of the year, with the last stop being my parent’s home in New York – my first visit back since moving to SF…I couldn’t … More CIM update!!

Adopted for Thanksgiving + week 12 of marathon training

And just like that, Thanksgiving weekend is over. I don’t know about you guys, but I am completely pooped from all the fun this past weekend. I have lots to recap and so I’ll split this weekend into two posts – one on actual Thanksgiving day and one on the weekend following. 🙂 I wasn’t … More Adopted for Thanksgiving + week 12 of marathon training

Week 11 of marathon training + I’m really going to miss this

Yesterday I had 20 miles on the plan – the longest run of the entire cycle. I knew this one was super important since I’m two weeks away from CIM and really needed to finish this as a confident boost. Even though the pressure was on, the entire time I thought: I’m gonna miss this SO … More Week 11 of marathon training + I’m really going to miss this

The best and worst runs yet + week 8 of marathon training

Let’s talk about running this week. After last week’s debacle of a long run, I made a big effort to power through and run each mile on the plan this week. I’m getting down to the wire (CIM is 5 weeks away!) and knew I couldn’t afford to miss any more long runs. The beginning … More The best and worst runs yet + week 8 of marathon training

Another one down + perfect celebration weekend feat. RL Grime+ week 7 of marathon training

Kicking off this post with some very good news: I passed another actuarial exam!!! It’s so SO nice to have another one down and to be done with exams for the rest of the year 🙂 One of the highlights this past week was seeing my favorite spoken-word poet, Sarah Kay, perform live at Grace … More Another one down + perfect celebration weekend feat. RL Grime+ week 7 of marathon training

When things don’t go to plan + week 6 of marathon training

Today I was suppose to run the Virgin Sport SF Bay Half Marathon, but unfortunately it got cancelled due to the wildfires in the Bay area and the unhealthy air quality that has taken over SF this week. It’s not easy to accept that something you worked so hard for isn’t going to happen. The half … More When things don’t go to plan + week 6 of marathon training

Week 5 of marathon training + getting comfortable with the uncomfortable

This week of running felt pretty sluggish (due to it being that time of the month…#nofilteronthisblog). Good thing it happened to be a “recovery week” in the plan which meant lower mileage. I ran a LOT of easy miles and let my body take it easy after the past few solid weeks of training. Something … More Week 5 of marathon training + getting comfortable with the uncomfortable