I’m just jumping straight to the point: my 11th half marathon was tougher than the 10 before it combined. I was expecting an easy, low-pressure race in the middle my marathon training cycle…boy was I wrong. A few curveballs completely out of my control happened, and this race ended up not going to plan at … More Victory Half Marathon 2019 race recap: when things don’t go to plan
Hey friends, how are you today!? I’m coming out of a pretty active weekend filled with some new activities as well as another two weeks of marathon training. My next race is next weekend, the Victory Half Marathon, and I could not be more stoked! Let’s go over the weekend first: Saturday: Volunteering in Berkeley + … More A rare day in Berkeley + deep house night + Lands End hike + weeks 6 and 7 of marathon training
This past weekend was quite the rollercoaster! Between a last minute decision to head up to Tahoe and then getting snowed in an extra day from a huge blizzard, last weekend definitely had its fair share of crazy stories and memories. Friday – last minute drive up to Tahoe The decision to go up to Tahoe … More Spontaneous, snowy, ski weekend in Tahoe
Happy February! Doesn’t the daunting feeling of starting the new year + little sunlight makes January feel so long? Despite this, I feel like I’m in a great mental & emotional spot after getting through the grind of January. So many changes happened towards the end of last year that I really needed a whole month … More Finding inner peace during a social week
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!
I don’t know about you guys, but I think meme pretty accurately captures how I feel right now. That aside, I really hope you all had fantastic weeks! The highlight of mine was having my BFF Christine visit from NYC. Christine and I use to work together during my NYC days, and we quickly became … More Christine in SF + just like old times + mushroom forage hike + weeks 3 and 4 of marathon training
I’ve been looking forward to this long weekend ever since the holidays only 3 weeks ago, ha…my friend Julian and I decided to head down to Catalina Island off the coast of LA. Julian and I both gravitate towards active travel and we were so looking forward to this weekend of warm(ish) weather, diving, hiking, … More Active weekend in Catalina Island
Sooo it’s 4am right now and I’m wide awake. I’ve never been good at sleeping and at least once a week, I have insomniac nights like this where my mind wanders me awake for hours – does anyone have any tips for this?? Anywho, I figured I’d channel all my thoughts and energy into a … More Insomnia tangents told through lists
Happy Monday! It’s been RAIN.com over here! Even though this is my second winter in SF, it feels like there is 10x more rain this year. I usually don’t get seasonal depression but if this keeps up (which the forecasts seem to suggest…), it’s gonna be a looong winter. A few things have been keeping … More Long winter + redecorating project + hot pot madness + football Sunday + week 1 and 2 of marathon training
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!