Why I Run London

17. April 2016 Milestones 2
Why I Run London
Less than seven days till the London Marathon. I just made it through my last Sunday long run. Supportive adverts and road closure warnings are posted everywhere. Shit’s definitely getting real. I have to admit, I often questioned why the hell I wanted to run 26.2 miles. Or if I even really wanted to. A few ...

March Madness

March Madness
March is coming to an end, and another busy month has passed without a blog post. More importantly, April is just around the corner, meaning the London Marathon is fast approaching. I fail again at writing a more focused, insightful post, but too much has happened to just skip over it. So here’s another bunch of highlights ...

Will Run 4 Brunch

29. February 2016 Food, Milestones, Run 0
Will Run 4 Brunch
The running community is such an invaluable support system that I’ve taken for granted lately. I generally had always preferred running alone, for the convenience of planning around my own schedule and the selfishness of wanting time to myself. However, now that I’ve been building up my mileage, I realize I can only handle enough ...

Halfway Point

23. February 2016 Milestones, Run, Travel 0
Halfway Point
It’s been over a month since my last update, and a lot has happened in that time. I’m now halfway into training–week 8 of 16. Crazy to know that the London Marathon is just two months from now! Although I’ve fallen behind a bit, I’m generally pretty happy with where I’m at in training. Some ...

Week 2 of 16 Done

17. January 2016 Milestones, Routes, Run, Winter, Yoga 0
Week 2 of 16 Done
I’m loosely straddling between two 16-week marathon training programs and just finished week 2. One program is a sub-4:00 plan that I pulled out of an old Women’s Running magazine, and the other is Nike+ Coach’s “Intermediate” plan (whatever that even means). My current 1:55-ish half marathon time apparently puts me at a marathon finish time of ...

15K to end 2015

08. January 2016 Routes, Run, Travel, Winter 0
My last outdoor run was last year, technically. I ran 15K to end 2015 on a combination of my two favorite hometown routes–Ocean Beach and Golden Gate Park. On this route, I get to enjoy the calming waves of the Pacific, the nostalgia of my old neighborhood, and the many hidden gems throughout the park. I’ll admit, ...

Last Year’s Resolutions

02. January 2016 Uncategorized 0
Trying to do something productive on this one-handed staycation. A photo posted by @raisaveuc on Dec 31, 2014 at 4:38pm PST Last year, I set some pretty solid goals for myself in 2015 (while stuck at home on sick leave). Overall, I’ve done pretty well with these resolutions, and have looked back at them to chase even bigger aspirations for ...

Overcoming Tahoe Trauma

30. December 2015 Milestones, Travel, Winter 0
Overcoming Tahoe Trauma
“Wanna go to Tahoe? We’re leaving tomorrow night.” Jessica presented me with this glorious dilemma over lunch earlier this week. My last trip to Lake Tahoe was sparked by this same spontaneous question almost exactly a year ago–by the same person, same time of day, also while at work. We were going to meet up with the ...

9 Days, 3 Cities, 3 Park Runs

21. December 2015 Routes, Run, Travel, Winter 0
9 Days, 3 Cities, 3 Park Runs
I finally made the trip home for the holidays, by way of New York. I know that my days of runnable weather are becoming limited, so I’m trying to get more disciplined with my training, even if it means running on vacation and in between periods of jet lag. Skipping a run one day could mean not getting ...