Managing cravings and expectations is a large part of your metamorphosis when overhauling your lifestyle. For the last few days, I've been craving and indulging in my sweet tooth. Cakes, pies, pastries...bring it! However, this morning, I woke up with my sweet tooth in full swing again, except this time, I decided that instead of … Continue reading Managing Cravings and Expectations
Hmm, I've thought about doing some crazy things, but they were usually solo adventures. I wonder if I could sucker about five other crazy people to run a 200-mile ultramarathon with me? Last night I came across an ad for the Ragnar Relay Race in So Cal...a jaunt from Huntington Beach to Coronado Island. Seeing … Continue reading Ultramarathon in My Future?
I can still remember the thought that crossed my mind somewhere around mile 23 of my first marathon..."I never want to run another mile, EVER, in my life." Well, since I've touched down in the US, I've managed to cram in 21.71 miles in the last 6 days I've been back. I guess it seems … Continue reading To Your Health: One Mile + One Cup of Tea a Day
Lets do this Memento style: start with the ending and then go from the beginning. The giant marble stadium was overwhelming. As I neared it on the last of my energy reserves, I tried to pick up the pace but it was just unbearable. But, as my right foot landed on the soft track, I … Continue reading Race Recap: The Athens Classic Marathon
Just as things were ramping up with my marathon training, winding down with triathlon training, and coming to an end with my academics, things took an interesting turn at my new full time job that totally consumed me. I have always misunderstood what people meant by not having the time to pursue a hobby or … Continue reading The Ever Elusive Twenty Mile Run
Back sometime in April I had made a conscious decision to put my 30-day-turned-60-day challenge to good use and to give myself some long term goals that were a little less about vanity and a little more about substance. That was seven months ago. I cant relieve the transformation that I have undergone in such … Continue reading Be Careful What You Wish For
I should've listened to my friends Barce and Gabe a long time ago. A few months after I started biking distances around the 10-mile range, they started asking me if I had the right tools around just in case something happened, like a flat tire. Well, I remembered their surprised faces when I told them … Continue reading Tools of the Trade