With Colfax Half Marathon training in full swing, I decided to add this 10K to my training calendar on a down week. It took a lot of inner strength to NOT sign up for the half marathon, which would've caused me to jump up in my mileage prematurely. I think it is the years of … Continue reading Race Recap: Albuquerque 10K 2023
I registered for the Disney World Dopey Challenge in 2024!
Going through IVF has been one giant emotional rollercoaster. My 39th birthday came and went. The day was mostly a blur of tears and depression. I cleared my calendar and even got in a tear-filled 3.9 mile run in on the treadmill. In one sense, I've come a long way -- I have a great … Continue reading I registered for the Disney World Dopey Challenge in 2024!
It’s World Bipolar Day 2023
Bipolar disorder affects nearly 1% of the US population. It is more than just mood swings: it includes a dizzying array of symptoms that are reasonably disproportionate. A lot of folks go misdiagnosed for years -- typically for depression or anxiety -- because they seek help during those lows. In the highs, it appears like … Continue reading It’s World Bipolar Day 2023
Race Recap: Red Shirt Run 10K 2023
February was a busy month! I took a week of vacation to visit friends/family (and to drive 2,000 miles!) and then went straight back to LA for a work trip. As with any work trip, I always try to multi-task so I checked my most favorite website ever - runningintheusa.com - for some fun weekend … Continue reading Race Recap: Red Shirt Run 10K 2023
Race Recap: Chilly Willy 10K 2023
Wanting to take advantage of the beautiful New Mexico winter, I did some more Googling after my 10K in Las Cruces and found that there was a 10K in Albuquerque the following weekend. It was the Chilly Willy race, and it certainly lived up to its name. To reduce the amount of driving, we ended … Continue reading Race Recap: Chilly Willy 10K 2023
2023 New Year’s Resolutions
New Years resolutions usually suck. However, I've seen some folks who stick it out really....stick it out! My new years resolutions (already revised since Jan 1st) - Wear sunscreen everyday (first need to find one that doesn't cause me to break out!) Make 5K and 10K my race distances of the year January: Las Cruces … Continue reading 2023 New Year’s Resolutions
Race Recap: Las Cruces 10K 2023
New year, same me! Still scrolling through my favorite website of all time, runningintheusa.com and looking for quick weekend races. I'm trying to stay within driving distance nowadays. This new race sprang up out of nowhere...the inaugural Las Cruces marathon, half, 10K, and 5K. Since it was the first race, we obviously had to go … Continue reading Race Recap: Las Cruces 10K 2023
I’m a Still I Run 2023 Ambassador!
I'm proud to announce that I have been re-selected as a 2023 Still I Run Ambassador. Still I Run is the country’s only non-profit running community that works to promote the benefits of running for mental health while also working to defeat the stigma, raise awareness around the topic, and help others get started running … Continue reading I’m a Still I Run 2023 Ambassador!
IVF for Runners
If you are part of this unfortunate group, I am so sorry that you are here. Throughout my IVF journey, it's been so hard to find this information. I've asked my doctors for advice, Googled a lot, listened to a lot of podcasts, and tried to sift through medical papers. The information is not straightforward … Continue reading IVF for Runners
DIY treadmill desk
Being couched for long periods of time is no fun at all for a runner. I've thought a lot about getting a treadmill desk but they are just generally so expensive. My first treadmill desk was a platform that strapped onto the treadmill handlebars. It was definitely sturdy, but my neck and wrists hurt so … Continue reading DIY treadmill desk