Hey you guys! Things have been pretty tame around here. I skipped last week’s post because there honestly wasn’t much going on, but after racking up a few updates I’m excited to be connect with you all again! Last week I went on my first run in TWO MONTHS. That was my longest break from … More Liberated! + first run nerves + korean bbq celebration + peaceful garden time
Surprise surprise, I’ve been in Pittsburgh the last 2 weeks! My brother and I devised a master plan to surprise my parents in our hometown, which meant we needed a 2-week quarantine prior to our visit (my parents knew my brother was visiting but they didn’t know I flew from SF :P). I’m terrible at … More 2 weeks with my brother in Pittsburgh + surprise visit with our parents!
Hope you all are having a wonderful holiday!! I’m writing from my hometown in upstate New York where I’m spending 2 weeks with my family, doing nothing but relaxing, running, eating lots of chocolate, movie nights…we haven’t been together since last Christmas and I am loving every minute so far! My time at home has … More 2019 Reflection
It’s been a while since we’ve talked about running here! This is a running blog after all 😉 First off. Who watched Eliud Kipchoge’s attempt at a sub-2 hour marathon on Saturday?! Well…HE DID IT!!! It was seriously the most inspiring thing to watch. I’ve been following Eliud for years and he’s one of my … More Let’s talk about running
Marathon number 6!! This one goes down as my happiest, most fun, emotionally transformative, mentally strongest, and honestly my favorite marathon yet. Buckle your seatbelts because this will be a long one. Day-before race: chilling in small town Eugene I flew into Eugene around noon on Saturday. I checked into my hotel and stopped by … More Eugene Marathon Race Recap
Hi friends!! I’m blogging from my hotel room in Austin as I’m here for work this week. I’m quickly checking in to say that my marathon yesterday went AMAZING!!! It was my happiest, funnest, and mentally STRONGEST marathon yet. It was nowhere near a PR, but I definitely had PR’s in other ways – number … More Quick update – happy and mentally strong Eugene Marathon!
What a crazy week! I’ve been in and out of airports, 6 flights total! Work sent me to D.C. earlier in the week, and I decided to make the most of my time on the east coast and visit my parents in upstate NY afterwards. I’m pretty physically exhausted, but mentally I feel refreshed after … More Work travel in D.C. + Easter weekend in New York
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”
This was the highest mileage week of the training cycle at 38 miles! Not gonna lie, I felt a lot of pressure the whole week. The daunting 20 miles was coming up and I felt like there was no cushion to fail. I chose a 2-week taper versus 3- 4 weeks as lots of runners … More Keepin’ it real in peak week + live art and surprise birthdays + upcoming month of travel + week 15 of marathon training
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