Hot Yoga and Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon

Hot Yoga was fantastic! I was initially nervous, because the very first time I did bikram yoga years ago, I had to step outside the studio for a minute to catch my breath. It is HOT in there. Bikram yoga is typically done at 95–108 °F with a humidity of 40% and is a routine comprised of 26 poses. Luckily, this past Saturday’s exercise felt great though. I was able to […]

Iceland, Greece, and Restarting my Routine

Hi everyone! I just returned from a 2.5 week trip to Iceland and Greece. Both countries were so beautiful, and I’m feeling so much more refreshed and rejuvenated. So much so, in fact, that I’m daydreaming about how I can do this more often. How can I travel more often, how can I reset, how can I take better care of myself, and how can I open myself to new […]

Motivational Monday: Consistency over Perfection

No early morning meetings for me today, which meant a lovely 7am run. It felt FANTASTIC. I did a nice, easy 6-mile run through Golden Gate Park, with the sun shining between the trees and my ears tuning in to the How I Built This podcast. (I love this podcast, by the way. So incredibly inspiring! It’s about entrepreneurs and how they built their companies & brands. I seriously look […]

Dear Diary

This year has been packed with non-running chaos! Here’s what I’ve been up to this year: January: moved from the marina to the inner sunset February: worked my butt off to get certified as a Project Management Professional (Certified PMP!) March: cold – 1, Anna – 0 Inner Sunset: Home Sweet Home It’s definitely nice to be in a new home with more space. I love having a bigger room […]

2017 in Review

ATTENTION: 2018 is around the corner! I repeat: 2018 is right around the corner. Do not sit still or keep calm. It is time to PANIC. In the final 2 weeks of the year, I’m prepping for the new year, evaluating my goals and scheduling them into my calendar, and reflecting on the last 12 months. I can for sure say that 2017 was eventful. I feel closer to some […]

Life Lately

Hi everyone! Life has been pretty hectic lately with work. Our huge annual tech conference put on by my company is coming up, and we’re busy getting ready! As for fitness, I finally did get my act together to sign up for a YMCA membership. I went to my body pump classes for the first week, and I think I sprained my ankle. (FACEPALM) It didn’t hurt after the class, […]

It’s Vegan Time!

My boyfriend and I decided to take the plunge into the world of veganism. Yup, we researched vegan recipes, loaded up on beans and spices, and signed up for the plant-based life. It’s been a challenging 6 days for me so far. It’s been an emotional and stressful week, and I couldn’t turn to food to comfort me. Well, at least not the usual foods. Instead I bought a loaf […]

Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up

Hi everyone. I’ve fallen (off the bandwagon) and I can’t get back up. That means that I have not been running, have not been working out, and have lost the motivation to exercise! Oof. How did this happen? My hip injury has been keeping me off the running trails, and different priorities and areas of my life have shifted my focus off of working out. Initially, I wasn’t going to […]

What the Health

I watched a documentary Saturday night on Netflix called What the Health. It’s a movie that talks about how processed meat and dairy products cause cancer, and following a vegan diet would quickly (in as little as 2 weeks) reverse the damage inflicted on our bodies from years of eating meat and dairy. It’s a pretty aggressive movie, designed to shock its audience into being skeptical of organizations such as […]

On Failure, Taking Risks, and Building Resilience

Hi everyone! I’ve been feeling some pain in my hip again ever since last Monday’s treadmill run. In times like this, I wonder if I should take it easy or if I’m just making excuses and should just go outside and test my legs out. I’ve been struggling emotionally/spiritually with this injury (and other past running injuries) because I think I didn’t experience much failure growing up, and thus, didn’t […]