Guess what? I've finally got my charity picked out for the Dopey Challenge! All of you who know me know that I really enjoy fund-running for my big yearly A-races. My charities over the years have varied a bit, but it took some time for me to really hone in on the one that I wanted … Continue reading Dopey Challenge Week 3 + 4: Fund-running for Best Friends Animal Society again!
Dopey Challenge update: Two weeks down, 27 more to go. Training has been going well. Nothing is off-track yet, although my workload is kicking up into high gear. My stress levels have been negatively affecting my training, but I've been aiming to at least get 6-7 hours of sleep in a night. On the nights … Continue reading Dopey Challenge Week 2: Planning the Season
Continue running 5 days a week: 2 weekday runs should be 45 minutes. All other runs should be 30 minutes. Incorporate Orangetheory into my workout routine 3 times a week. Take one complete rest day a week. Take my vitamins everyday. (This is harder than it sounds!) Drink 80oz of water each day. (At elevation I heard … Continue reading May 2016 Goals
A month or so ago, I downloaded an audiobook on kaizen, the idea of continuous improvement through small incremental steps. I listened to it on the car ride back to the airport from my parents' house, and have listened to it here and there during my commute to work. One of the key takeaways from … Continue reading Slowly warming up
After being flogged at work and school for about six weeks straight, I was able to score a week or so off to hit up the slopes in Japan. It was my first international trip since I left LA, and my first trip to Japan, and it was awesome! The groomed beginner runs were challenging … Continue reading A Week in Niseko
Hmm. It's been an interesting month. I don't have a lot of time to go into too much detail about what's been going on, but let's recap: -I went on a weeklong vacation to Waikiki with Erik. By day we hiked, ran, snorkeled, swam, surfed, boogey boarded, and by night we hopped skipped karaoke … Continue reading And the Training Months Tick By…July and mid-August Recap
For lack of a better way to combine the concurrent training threads, I'm now officially lumping them both together in the headline. The last few weeks have been insanely bizarre. Not only is my sleeping schedule all over the map, but so is my schoolwork and work-work (because when you say it twice, it's legit). … Continue reading Monday Morning Stand Up: Seafair Weeks 6-7-8 + Portland Weeks 1-2-3 2014 Training