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…

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…

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…

It’s Okay To Be A Quitter

Today, I quit. I had a 20-mile long run scheduled for my next race – the Surf City Marathon – and after the first mile,  I knew that there was…

#2016BestNine Books I Read This Year

My favorite day at school when I was in the 4th grade was Tuesday. I would look forward all week to 10:15 am Tuesday morning because that was when my…

On Death And Grieving During The Holidays

I don’t mean for this to be a sad or depressing post. Neither of those feelings are on my mind as I write this, while I anticipate the family waking…

Hello? Is This Thing On?!

Do people even read blogs anymore? I’m pretty sure the answer is no, and I’ve been neglecting this blog for the last 3+ years, so the real question is: do…

40 By 40: Three Things I Learned While Running My First Spartan Race

There’s still mud in my hair, I’m shuffling around like I just ran a marathon and I’m currently hen pecking the keys to type  this post because my hand is…

The One Who Wanted A Hug

I feel for men. I really do. I mean, you’re expected to make the first move. You’re expected to buy us a drink. You’re expected to ask us out on…

A Change Will Do You Good

Change is scary. Most of the time it involves you leaving a comfort zone and stepping into a situation may be new and unexpected. The uncharted territory causes doubts to…