This past week I was fortunate to spend time in Peru. I was in Lima for a competition, and decided to take some time with my fellow competitors to hike around the Inca trail and Machu Picchu for a few days. Needless to say, the views of this trip were incredible, but I am going … Continue reading Taking a much needed break
Well, not exactly. But a career surrounding running? I'll take that. I grew up wanting to be a doctor. Something with athletes, but I wasn't sure quite what. I shadowed numerous healthcare professionals but just wasn't sure. I went to undergrad on the pre-med track, but it wasn't until the end of my junior year … Continue reading A career in running?
Nestled perfectly on the edge of the public market with no more than 15 tables, it's a gem from bar to table. Earning remarkable reviews on several fronts, I quickly found out why. Our party of 4 easily took seats at the bar before our dinner. A few beer options, a decent selection of wines … Continue reading Oh da bubbles…fiorella
Mom Partner Full time employee Student Taxi Nurse (in all senses of being a part of mom duty) Therapist Maid “Runner” I’m over caffeinated, over scheduled, over committed, sleep deprived, anxious. I can’t recall the last time I DIDN’T say in a day, “Wash your hands you just picked your nose”. “What is that on … Continue reading When chaos is your normal: Motherhood
Porridge by Winter; Muesli by Spring Oats are one of my favorite foods to eat, period. But they are also one of my favorite foods to eat before I run. Oats - Avena sativa - are known to provide numerous health benefits, including improved digestive health, reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases, and anti-cancer effects. In … Continue reading Oats: The Perfect Run Fuel
We’ve all been there – the finish line of a terrible race. You’re forcing back tears; hunched over your legs that are ready to buckle beneath you. You likely wanted to walk right off the course on numerous occasions. Maybe you weren’t prepared for the hills or the heat or the cramping of your legs. … Continue reading Turn a bad race into a comeback
So far 2017 has brought me to my knees (literally and figuratively) when it comes to long fartleks and long speed workouts. This year has brought many new challenges. Usually, I look at certain speed workouts as some of my oldest friends; now it seems that they are more of a frenemy. This struggle is … Continue reading Tough Workouts and Tough Days Will Lead to a Tougher Mentality
So I just got back from coaching at running camp, and every year I go, I'm even more sad to leave when the week is over! To some, running camp might not sound all that fun... especially when you're a high school kid and it's your spring break... and you could be in Florida with … Continue reading One time, at running camp.
The title is exactly what I say to everyone I encounter who asks me how my running is going. In my younger years, I couldn't understand how someone could run-for-fun or literally go out for more than a stroll to walk a dog. Almost two years ago, I decided I was going to run. Literally. … Continue reading If I can do it, you can do it
A few scatterbrained thoughts during a morning run at Lucien Morin Park: "Yes! The trailhead is totally empty!" "Ugh, it's almost as if the rain started at the same exact moment my Garmin connected..." "What is that up ahead on the trail?" "No way! How did that get here? I'm like 1/2 mile from the bay." … Continue reading Thoughts During Today’s Run