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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Winter willpower

22. November 2015 Food, Winter 0
Yesterday morning, I planned on going for a long run, after an unhealthy and inactive week. I woke up around 7:30 and laid in bed for the next half hour or so, scrolling through news feeds and weather forecasts while deciding if I should still drag myself outside. It just started to get really cold this week ...