Feature story, "The Wild West of San Francisco," published online for the Sunset Beacon newspaper, 08/10/2019, and in the September 2019 print version. https://sfrichmondreview.com/2019/08/10/the-wild-west-of-san-francisco-a-look-at-the-outer-noriega-neighborhood/
But this isn’t a story about that trip. Or even my first months in San Francisco which turned into now six-and-a-half years here. This is a story about what that six-and-a-half-year-old me would have given to know what present me is up to.
Is this what writer’s block is—not feeling stuck but feeling tapped out?
I am sitting in a nearly vacant Symphony Hall, looking out the huge windows onto City Hall. I’m squeezing in a few minutes to write in between my decadent dinner of French onion soup and moules (and two glasses of Cote du Rhone) and an 8:00 performance of Emanuel Ax playing Mozart. Last year, I… Continue reading Me night
I’m meeting girlfriends for dinner in 20 minutes, but I’m sitting at the restaurant bar early, glass of white wine by my side and laptop open in front of me. Although I’m staring at the same computer screen I have all day, the change of scenery makes transitioning to writing for fun much more pleasant.… Continue reading Friday night observations
Friday, January 20th, 21:43: I sent a text to my traveling boyfriend before bed, letting him know what I was up to. I had just finished organizing my stuff to carry me through the next day, which would be replete with some of my favorite people, doing some of my favorite things and, well, estrogen.… Continue reading I’m all packed up to save the world
Total miles: 69.33Average weekly pace: 8:30Total running time: 9:51Total swimming yards: 0Total swimming time: 0Walk/hike distance: ~4Walk/hike time: ~1:00Strength training time: 1:50Total workout time: 12:41M, 03.05: 8.5 miles in ~45:00 - I left my Garmin in my teammate's car after Saturday's race, so this was weird. I also forgot to write down the time, so… Continue reading Week in Review: 03.05-03.11
6 for today's easy 6 in 57:051. I am writing this from my balcony, where I am sitting in a cozy chair in a bikini top and floppy sun hat. The sun is hot, the breeze is cool, I can see the ocean, and it's days like this that make me have to pinch myself… Continue reading 6 for 6
Week 1 training: recap (70.2 miles total; 9:00 average pace; 12.6 total workout hours)Mon: started the week off with a "whatever" run (whatever distance, whatever pace) of 8.75 miles.Tues: ~4 easy in the morning, then an evening track workout with the Impalas. After a warmup, drills, and some strides, the workout was 3-5x1600 at LT… Continue reading 1 down, 11 to go!
Today: 9 miles in 1:13:591. I'm in full-on taper madness. 12 days until NYCM! This means I'm overly hyper about creaks and phantom pains, keep waffling about my goal time and race strategy, and all that good stuff. Although, the more marathons I do, the less I find myself obsessing over race logistics. Maybe that… Continue reading Tapers and races and new goals, oh my!