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, ...

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 ...

Good Morning, Hawaii

09. December 2015 Food, Music, Run, Travel, Winter 0
Good Morning, Hawaii
According to Spotify’s Year in Music, I kicked off 2015 listening to “Good Morning Hawaii” by Kolohe Kai. Apparently I was still having withdrawals from my cousin’s surreal Maui wedding. This was my first time in Hawaii, and also my first time ever running during a vacation. It was 70°F in December and the AirBnB where I ...

Movember, Yoga, and Holiday Treats

It’s December already?! I’ve been behind on my updates and a lot has been going on, so I’ll breeze through the highlights of my training and fundraising. Last weekend, I ran my last event of the year–the 10K MoRun Greenwich. The event was part of a series of Movember-supporting runs happening throughout the UK and Ireland.  It ...

Running (and learning) in Brighton

15. November 2015 Run, Tech 0
Running (and learning) in Brighton
I spent this past weekend in Brighton, a vibrant town in the beautiful southern coast of England. It’s hip, quirky, and slightly reminiscent of San Francisco, pre-tech boom. Actually, the purpose of my trip was to attend Ampersand, a web typography conference–so it seems that Brighton, too, is making its way in digital innovation. The conference ...