Today is 6th Anniversary of being vegan! When I first decided to transition from vegetarian to vegan in December 2013, one of the motivators was my health. I cooked a lot at home, meal prepped, and ate mostly whole foods with the occasional processed faux meat alternative. I also went gluten free around the same … More I was a Junk Food Vegan
I’m in Runner’s World Magazine! How Did This Happen? Last September I received an email through my blog. My blog– that never happens except for spam. This message was from Karla Walsh, a writer at Runner’s World Magazine saying, We’re working on a piece for early 2018 about individuals who had non-traditional paths to determining … More Am I A Runner?
Happy New Year! Here’s a recap of some of 2017’s notables in no particular order. Races This wasn’t my year when it came to running races. Taking classes at UCR Extension for my credential used up time and funds that I used to allocate to running. I did participate in three races this year: The … More 2017’s Notables
I’ve spent the past few weeks trying to get up and running again. While it’s been frustrating that I have less endurance and I’m slower than I was a couple of years ago, it feels good to be moving again. One of the toughest things for me is getting the motivation to get out the … More Getting the Runs Back
Wow! My last post was a long time ago! I’m into my third week of summer vacation so hopefully I will be able to make more time for this blog. But for first, let’s talk about school. School (As a Teacher) Although part of me misses teaching Health class full time, I’m really enjoying teaching … More School’s Out!
I tried to spin too many plates and I just couldn’t keep them all going. I’m not mad, though. Should I be? I am a little disappointed in myself but I’m not mad. That’s how life goes sometimes. And I’m in a really hectic season of my life right now. I guess. I do find … More Dropping Plates
Although I went to bed exhilarated by the Olympic Trials and the WeRunSocial meet up, I woke up on race day with mixed feelings. While I was excited to be running my first full marathon, there was a battle going on inside my head. Although I was confident that I could cover the distance and … More LA Marathon Weekend Part 2
I never entertained the thought of finishing a marathon a few years ago. But on Valentine’s Day, I did just that. Here is part 1 of a long overdue race recap. I was pretty excited to drive up to the Expo on Saturday morning. Not only was I going to pick up my bib, but I … More LA Marathon Weekend Part 1
It’s been a while since my last post when I wrote about how I was in a running slump back in January. Thankfully, I snapped out of it enough to run the LA Marathon in February and the OC Half Marathon a couple of weeks ago. One of these days I’ll get around to writing those race … More I’m in a Slump
So, a couple of months ago I thought it would be a good idea to sign up for the LA Marathon. I figured that it’s about time that I run a full marathon since I’ve got a few half marathons under my belt now. Plus, who knows how long it will be before my body … More I’ve Lost My Mojo