9 weeks ago

9 weeks ago, I officially got sick and tired of all the Netflix I was watching and how unmotivated and unfit I was feeling about my life as a mom. So I decided to give myself the gift of fitness, and sure enough on my 32nd birthday two days ago I was fit enough to … Continue reading 9 weeks ago

Advertisements

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

Rest, stretch, n’ roll: week 1, day 2

Like any good training schedule, I have two rest days built into mine. I learned a long time ago that effective rest for an athlete involved a lot more than sitting on the couch and eating all the things while watching TV or playing video games - thought it need not exclude those things!!! I … Continue reading Rest, stretch, n’ roll: week 1, day 2

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

Why I Run, Part III: the bucketlist

  That weekend at the Taroko Gorge, my roommate wasn't the only one running the half marathon. Our friend Andrew ran it with her. In fact, there were a few people on that trip who wanted to run the race but didn't register in time. Andrew ran it anyway, bandit style. On the train ride back … Continue reading Why I Run, Part III: the bucketlist

Why I Run, Part II: the seed of motivation

When I graduated from college in 2009, the economy was not so hot. Many people I know stayed in school and immediately started working on their respective master's degrees since that option was much more appealing than going back to the minimum wage work day. I, on the other hand, left the country and moved … Continue reading Why I Run, Part II: the seed of motivation

Why I Run, Part I: meeting my physical self

Over the last few months, a few people have asked me, "How did you start running?" At first, this question took me off guard; because until now, I've been surrounded by people who also run so the question was simply never asked. Also, I've done so much writing about my running journey that it has … Continue reading Why I Run, Part I: meeting my physical self