I think breathing salty, coastal air is almost synonymous with exhaling the polluted bull crap of a mundane, landlocked existence. It’s beyond refreshing. It revitalizes and ignites your soul. Don’t get me wrong, I love the Willamette Valley. There is a stretch on the I-5 corridor, Southbound from Portland 40-10 miles north as you approach… Continue reading Sister Road Trip to Astoria
Disclaimer: This post is probably only going to be interesting to runners. You have been warned. Last April, on a flat, tree-lined stretch between mile 20 and 21 of the Vernonia Marathon, I got pretty bored. I had to fartlek it in between mile 22-25. To say I was “over it” would be an understatement.… Continue reading Stop Racing, Start Streaking. Run to Live Better, Don’t Live to Run Better.
Hi friend. It’s currently Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. If I could meet you for a drink at a bar to reminisce on the past year, this is what I would want to tell you. I’d order whiskey on the rocks, for starters. I’d take my first sip and let the cold, viscous liquid… Continue reading Rosh Hashanah 5778
Yesterday was the first evening of fall that was cool enough to opt for a tech long sleeve for the run. The breeze and small speckling of yellow and orangey-brown leaves making their first appearance of the season had me feeling giddy and grateful as I walked across the street to my neighborhood park. There… Continue reading Last Night at the Park
You can view Volume 1 and Volume 2 here and here, if you’d like. 1. Running around the .3ish mile perimeter of this undeveloped neighborhood park behind the middle school. There’s kind of a single track, kind of… I’ve only ever seen one person walking on it. It’s a shame hardly anyone uses the space,… Continue reading Ten Things, Volume 3
Hi there 🙂 It’s been awhile since I’ve done a product review on the blog, but I am so happy to spread the word about my new favorite work out apparel company, Senita Athletics! Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Senita Athletics. As always, all opinions expressed are 100% my own. I believe I first… Continue reading Alert! 10% Discount on Super Cute, Most Functional Sports Bra Ever by Senita Athletic! (Rave Review)
Tempo running. Yoga. Specifically, tree pose with hands in prayer. Drinking enough water. A phone call with my sister. Listening to music or a podcast while doing house chores. Day dreaming about future goals, trips, etc. Getting lost in a good book, show, or movie. Short morning guided meditation. Brushing the tangles out of the… Continue reading 20 Self-Care Practices to Combat Stress