Oregon Lifestyle · Reading · Running · Weekend Recaps

Sister Road Trip to Astoria

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

Running · Words of Wisdom

Stop Racing, Start Streaking. Run to Live Better, Don’t Live to Run Better.

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.

Jewish Living · Lifestyle · Words of Wisdom

Rosh Hashanah 5778

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

Running · Words of Wisdom

Last Night at the Park

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

Lifestyle

Ten Things, Volume 3

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

Lifestyle · Reviews · Running

Alert! 10% Discount on Super Cute, Most Functional Sports Bra Ever by Senita Athletic! (Rave Review)

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)

Lifestyle

20 Self-Care Practices to Combat Stress

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