Motivational Monday: Tina Muir, retired elite marathoner

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This weekend, I stumbled across Tina Muir, an elite marathoner who ran a 2:36 in the London Marathon. I found her blog and fell into a deep rabbit hole, the kind where you simply can’t get enough. I was hooked. Here was this elite runner who wrote about her races and experiences with a refreshing sense of honesty. She wrote about her races, her journey with improving her nutrition, pre-race […]

Confessions of a tired runner

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It’s my 6th week of working out consistently. Yes, it’s already been 6 weeks since I’ve returned from my epic travels to Iceland and Greece! Which, by the way, was where I did no running at all. Week by week, I’ve tweaked my plan and steadily added on the mileage, the frequency of my workouts, and the variety. I’m getting into a nice groove of working out 6x a week […]

Success is not an Accident

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I am a creature of habit. I love a good morning routine. I love planning out my week in my Google calendar, and I love to plan and prepare all my meals on Sunday for the week. When others hear about my habits, they often say, “Oh, I could never do that. I enjoy ____ too much.” Or, “I could never do the same thing day after day.” Yes, and […]

Bucket List: World Marathon Majors

The World Marathon Majors consists of 6 of the most well-known and renowned marathons around the world, taking place in: Tokyo Boston London Berlin Chicago New York City It’s an annual marathon competition where runners compete to see who is the best, taking into account how everyone performs across all 6 events as a series. I won’t be running all 6 in 1 year anytime soon 🤣, but it’s definitely on my bucket […]

July 2018 Goals

Can you believe it’s already the 2nd half of the year? Dang, time does fly, but that also means it’s time to HUSTLE. I’ll start listing my monthly goals here to hold myself accountable and to share with you my progress :) And with that, here’s what’s on my mind for this month: 1. Get a sports massage After a few years of persistent injuries that just wouldn’t go away […]

My Personal Journey: How I Became a Runner

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Sit down and make yourself cozy, as we rewind back through the years… The Childhood I first discovered my talent as a kid in elementary school. Remember back in 5th grade, there was a mile time trial at school? Everyone had to race a mile (3 laps around the block) and get timed for it to pass the fitness test. I toed the line with all my classmates, ran as […]

My Routine Lately

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The last few weeks, I’ve carved out a nice little routine for myself that goes something like this: Mondays: visit parents Tuesdays: Body Pump Wednesdays: 5 – 6 mile run Thursdays: Body Pump Fridays: 5 – 6 mile run It’s keeping me busy and it’s keeping me TIRED! I wake up at 5am on Tuesdays – Thursdays to squeeze in a workout before work. I have it all sorted out. […]

Becoming a Certified Running Coach

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From time to time, friends ask me for running tips or advice. They tell me about a race they’re looking to sign up for and ask for my help. This gets me so incredibly excited! I absolutely love it when friends want to run a half or full marathon. It’s no easy task, and I think it’s extremely admirable to sign up the challenge, especially folks who don’t consider themselves […]

Last Week’s Wins

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Here are the small victories that I’m celebrating from last week: 1. I went to Body Pump twice. I woke up at 5am on Tuesday and Thursday, hopped on the bus to downtown SF, and worked my butt off at Body Pump. I’m super proud of myself for making strength training a priority, especially since it’s something I’m not very good at. I hope to make this part of my regular […]

Perfect Combo

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My perfect combo is: complete a tough workout shower eat a big, hearty meal Ahhh, that’s the recipe for a happy Anna! I discovered this a few months ago when I was running on the weekends along the Embarcadero. I would listen to the Tim Ferriss podcast while doing 5-7 mile runs. After that, I’d shower at my work’s locker room, which I would call my spa! Yes, as ridiculous […]