Trust in the process: week 1, day 6

Thursdays are cross training. I gave a lot of thought to what I wanted these days to look like, as I currently don't have a bike or gym membership or easy access to a rowing machine or something of the like. Then I remembered I accidentally bought myself trail shoes, so... ...I'm going "all-terrain" for … Continue reading Trust in the process: week 1, day 6

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Back on my feet: week 1, day 1

I finally did it. I'll be honest; I'm been complaining a lot the past several months about my life. About my fitness level and lack of physical activity. I was getting out there, but I wasn't motivated. I was headed to a dark place that I was all too familiar with, and the only way … Continue reading Back on my feet: week 1, day 1

Blooms to Brews: 10 Reasons Why You Need to Sign up for This Race

If you're hailing from Washington or Oregon or need any reason to sign up for your first race, THIS IS FOR YOU. As you may already know, I am a runner. I run in the rain, the heat, the freezing cold, the hellish humidity. I run uphill, downhill; and I use Nike Plus to track it … Continue reading Blooms to Brews: 10 Reasons Why You Need to Sign up for This Race

Why I Run, Part IV: the conclusion of the matter

Sooner or later, taking ownership of something that is happening in your life becomes the difference between simply chasing a trend and actually taking action. Trends come and go, and once they are gone, all their glory goes with them. If you want something to stick, however, you must own it.  For example, I spent a fair … Continue reading Why I Run, Part IV: the conclusion of the matter

confessions of a depressed mind: going it alone

Training for the marathon I ran back in January had me in great physical shape, though I was completely bent out of shape emotionally by depression. Before I ran my marathon, I was struggling with a lot of hurt triggered by the fact that most of my close friends here in Taipei were not going … Continue reading confessions of a depressed mind: going it alone

emotional therapy, part 3

I'm not just talking about seeing a shrink in that title. I'm talking about the whole process, beginning to end. Like starting at the first episode you had when it felt like all happiness was officially sucked out of life to the moment when you're actually emotionally sustaining and motivating yourself again and don't feel like … Continue reading emotional therapy, part 3

emotional therapy, part 2

I'm not just talking about seeing a shrink in that title. I'm talking about the whole process, beginning to end. Like starting at the first episode you had when it felt like all happiness was officially sucked out of life to the moment when you're actually emotionally sustaining and motivating yourself again and don't feel like … Continue reading emotional therapy, part 2