All posts by Hanssie


41 By 41: Another Year, Another Set Of Goals

I just turned 40 earlier this week and surprisingly, I didn’t freak out about it. I do sometimes sit back and marvel at how quickly it has flown by. Then I get a little panicky about how there is so much more I want to do, see, and experience. The brevity of life has really been at… Read More


The 40: Moving To The Next Age Bracket

I woke up this morning feeling no different than I did yesterday (Well, maybe a bit less tired since I finally got a good, full night’s sleep). The only thing different is that I no longer am checking the 35-39 age group box, but the 40-44 will now be my go-to.   40 years old.… Read More






Ragnar SoCal 2017 Recap: Running On Empty

“Never again, never again, never again, never again…” I chanted to myself at 2:00 am as I struggled to catch my breath in the cold night air, hopping over sidewalk bumps and trying my best to ignore the drunk man serenading me from across the street. Clutching the grimy pepper spray canister in my hand, I… Read More


Finding Your Life’s Purpose Is Overrated

What is my life’s purpose? What’s your life’s purpose? After years of searching and coming up empty-handed, I’ve come to the conclusion that maybe “finding my life purpose” is highly overrated. I didn’t grow up knowing I wanted to be a doctor or an astronaut or actress or whatever kids want to be these days.… Read More


This Sh*t Is Bananas: Running My First Marathon

I originally I wrote this post for fitted magazine, and later adapted and delivered it for a recent Toastmaster’s speech. In light of my third marathon coming up in a little over a week, I re-adapted the recounting of my first marathon experience for this post below. I’m not a huge fan of bananas. I… Read More