Spread joy (and cupcakes!)

I've been running up a storm, you guys! As well as occasionally baking on the side. 🙂 I'm very grateful to be staying busy with two of my passions but I do miss the days of blogging in my virtual journal for all to read, encourage, and inspire. Speaking of, I've never been on the …

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Who will win: ME or SF?

When you think of San Francisco, what's the first thing that comes to mind: beauty and wonder or hills, hills, and hills? It's natural for me to think: ME vs. SF, right? I had been training for this beast for quite some time with determination (trained like a mother), hunger (strike from highly preferred foods), …

Time to train for the marathon! Oh boy.

If you haven't read Part 1 of this post, in short, I was inspired to sign-up for the LA Marathon by my dear friend who was battling cancer. Unfortunately, the Heavens above decided it was time for him to go home which deterred my training, more so emotionally than physically. I imagined crossing that milestone …

I will never run a marathon. Never.

"It's 26.2 miles. Are you crazy? I'm barely getting used to 13.1!" That's what I'd tell myself. Just thinking about it got me exhausted! When I found out my sister signed up for the LA Marathon, I thought she was crazy but believed in her to finish strong because she's another beast I know. Months …