Much of what I write still stems from seeds planted and nurtured during runs... Lately, a lot of my thinking has been about running itself, and its role in my life and my relationship with it.
I’ve had lingering soreness all day, from my epic trail run Sunday followed by a gym session yesterday. I tried to work it all out with yoga last night, but today was still creaky. I tried to stand at my desk when I wasn’t in meetings, when really all I wanted to was slouch in… Continue reading Track Tuesdays
If I never race again, I would be motivated to stay in shape in order to spend my Sundays chasing after my strong, passionate Impala teammates over the Bay Area trails. After a low-mileage (and low-energy) week, I met my teammates in Mill Valley this morning to tackle one of the most infamous and difficult… Continue reading Ode to the trails
6:30 - alarm, uniform, coffee, toast/peanut butter/banana, bathroom rounds one and two (and maybe three?), braid hair, apologize to boyfriend for early wake-up 7:10 - scooter through park on a cool, clear morning 7:25 - greet the stalwart Impalas who had been at the start line since 5:00am to set up, pick up bib, shed… Continue reading Anatomy of a race
After a long, tiring week, I’m at home with a bottle of wine and a boyfriend and a dog (that we’re sitting) and a sunset and a food coma. The temptation to unplug and zone out and watch whatever show J puts on is real. It’s hard opening up the laptop when I stare at… Continue reading TGIFF
I want to write more. But I find myself not knowing how to start. I’ve read about tactics on journaling, blogging, posting to Medium, writing on scratch paper throughout the day, recording my voice on my phone to write later. I want to write more. But I find myself not knowing what to write about.… Continue reading A Blog a Day
This isn't a New Year's resolution post, I promise. But, I think it's normal to reflect and project at this time of year. I've moved past feeling like the new year is one big cliche to realizing it's part of human nature to mark the passing of time. I'm staring in the face of a… Continue reading #runforjoy2017