Bacon, Butter In My Tea, and Fat Bombs (My Ketogenic Diet Experience)

Apparently, the only time I’m able to muster enough motivation and energy to write is in the middle of the night when the Universe has jarred me awake in some…

Driving Blind | Reoccurring Dreams, Stolen Cars, and Mid-Life Crises

I’ve been having this reoccurring dream lately when I’m driving with my eyes closed. In this dream, I am frantically trying to open my eyes, panicking more and more as I…

What Went Wrong At My First Boston Marathon Qualifying Attempt | Mountains 2 Beach

Olympic runner Kara Goucher once said, “Nothing in my life has ever broken my heart the way running has. And yet I cannot breathe without it.” I thought about this quote…

A Guy You’re ‘Talking To’ Has A Girlfriend. What Should You Do?

A post from a Facebook friend caught my eye the other day. She was asking for advice about a guy she had a crush on. He admitted to having feelings for…

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…