The Disneyland Half Marathon 2011

Hope you all had a great Labor Day weekend. I spent my three-day holiday at the happiest place on Earth...Disneyland! As much as I loathe big crowds of people and long lines, for some reason this weekend I shoved all of those peeves aside and had a great time. This was my first half marathon. … Continue reading The Disneyland Half Marathon 2011

Fitness Fridays: Break Out of Your Fitness Rut

So you're doing awesome and you're on a committed routine. That's fantastic! What happens when you fall out of your routine, get bored, or lack the motivation to continue? Getting into a fitness rut happens to everyone -- even the most dedicated -- so it's important to recognize it when it does happen but also figure … Continue reading Fitness Fridays: Break Out of Your Fitness Rut

Recent Read: Kara Goucher’s Running for Women: From First Steps to Marathons

As you may already know, I hit a bit of a rut with my training a few weeks ago. Before the bout got better, it got worse...by a lot. Eventually I did nothing -- no swimming, no biking, no running. I was pretty low on motivation. I couldn't get friends to join me. I was … Continue reading Recent Read: Kara Goucher’s Running for Women: From First Steps to Marathons

Motivation Monday: You Have A Blank Slate Ahead

It's Monday, it's Monday! Mondays are usually notorious for bad things...like the start of a dreaded work week. (That's never my case, but if it is yours, you might want to consider what's going wrong.)  Another way you can think of Monday is the start of a new, fresh week that is wide open for … Continue reading Motivation Monday: You Have A Blank Slate Ahead

Beginning Ocean Swimming Is Not As Scary As Previously Imagined

After a lot of reticence and procrastinating, I finally attended my first ever open water swimming clinic. I have pretty much been terrified of the water since I started training for the LA Triathlon and since it's coming down to crunch time, I started doing my research about a month ago. I was unsuccessful at … Continue reading Beginning Ocean Swimming Is Not As Scary As Previously Imagined

Celebrating Little Victories Along The Way

There's a lesson I learned a long time ago that I rarely follow...unfortunately, to my detriment. I remember that long ago, before I got my first job, I wanted to dedicate a small portion of my first paycheck to rewarding myself by buying something for myself at Tiffany's. When I graduated from college, I wanted … Continue reading Celebrating Little Victories Along The Way

Accepting Change and Moving On

Happiness is really a choice. Change? Not so much. Change hits me really hard. For some reason I'm just really uncomfortable with it. Many times...rather, most of the time, change is really for the better. I've had quite a few things that brought along a lot of change...graduating college, moving out, ending relationships, leaving projects, … Continue reading Accepting Change and Moving On