Foam Rollers, RumbleRollers, and The Stick – Oh My!

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There is a world of equipment designed to help relieve sore muscles after a tough workout, so you can loosen up tight muscles, increase blood flow, and boost mobility. This is called myofascial release, a type of self-massage used to apply pressure to certain parts of the body. The almighty foam roller is very helpful at myofascial release, but the it’s not your only option. I currently have 3 tools in my […]

Health is Your True Wealth + Jack Daniels’ Training Plan

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I say this every time I get sick, but it always rings true: Health is your true wealth. There’s nothing like not having your health that makes you truly appreciate it. Lately, I’ve been quiet on the blog and all forms of social media, because I’ve been resting in bed. Yup, I’ve been sleeping about 10 hours/night and drinking loads of water to will my body to heal faster. And […]

I’ve Registered for a Half Marathon and a Full Marathon!

Yup, I just registered for a half and a full marathon today. Goodbye, $280! 👋 What’s on my list for this year? The San Jose Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon on October 7 and the California International Marathon (CIM) on December 2. This is my first marathon since 2016, so I’m nervous to be getting back into the game. I’ve never run the San Jose course before, but the website […]

Marginal Gains

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The secret to improvement isn’t large leaps and bounds; it’s in consistency. And if you’re consistent about marginal gains, they add up faster and larger than you’d believe. I first learned about marginal gains on James Clear’s blog. Definitely check out his blog. His post has changed the way I view progress. As the story goes, in 2010, Dave Brailsford, the GM of Team Sky, one of Great Britain’s professional […]

I got a massage!

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Woohoo! Last Thursday, I crossed off #1 from of my July goals and got a massage! I found a certified massage therapist named Marianne Smith located in the heart of downtown San Francisco, near the Powell Bart Station. On my way there, I maneuvered my way between hordes of people, tourists and protesters alike, in the hustle and bustle of Market Street. I rode up the elevator away from the chaos […]

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 […]