From LA to Portland

I know it's been several months since my last update but for great reason. Just as the title of this post states, I recently moved from Los Angeles, CA to Portland, OR and it's been one heck of a transition. I moved to Oregon for love: nature, air, and food culture. However, Los Angeles has …

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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 …

Official pacer = a challenge in itself

My pacing partner Rose got me through using my own advice. The Malibu Marathon 2014 was the start of my first official pacing gig...and it couldn't have been the worst and best experience of my life. My interest for pacing grew from a non genuine place in my running heart. "I want to run a …

Lottery: Chicago Marathon

Whenever a runcation (run + vacation) presents itself, I'll quickly clear my calendar because being able to do two passions at one time is like hitting the jackpot. Except, in this case, I had to go through a lottery first. The lottery for the Chicago Marathon, to be exact. It was an usually busy day …

Set a personal record or bust!

Being an Ambassador, I'd been promoting Nike Women's Marathon San Francisco for months so I wanted to make race weekend a memorable experience. Since I chose to run the full instead of 13.1 miles, I knew I had to work my butt off and hard to make it an even more memorable experience. Setting a …

What.a.month

Remember that 3x3 I was telling you about a few posts back? 13.1 miles.. ..and then 26.2 miles.. ..and then another 13.1 miles? I'm pooped! I really am exhausted as I am currently slouched on my bed that's waiting for me to pass out. It's literally screaming "SLEEP NOW!" Oh man, I've had one of …

Inspiration: For the Weekend

I have a hard time getting up in the morning. I do. I also have a hard time getting ready to go for a run or strength train at the gym. I really do. The following video is a reminder to help me stand on my two feet and get going. *beep beep beep* It's …