Stairs are evil, and installing my Christmas present

Stairs are evil, and installing my Christmas present
A little behind on the updates. I love 4-day weekends! I told Norm I had to work after breakfast this morning and he gave me a really confused look. I then had to explain that meant updating my blog and playing a Facebook game (interview prep). Anyhow! Saturday I went on a morning long run. ...

“High elevation training”

…of the snowboarding varietal :D I just spent a glorious 4 days in Lake Tahoe with some friends for Christmas. When we weren’t busy gorging ourselves on food and hot chocolate, we hit up the slopes for some of that epic fresh Sierra pow. It snowed the day we arrived and the day we left, ...

An epiphany

An epiphany
We’re having a few storms this weekend in the bay, so it’s been rainy and wet for days. I forced myself to go out for a longer run today anyway, after spending my entire Friday evening watching re-runs of Suits while eating Calbee snapea crisps. Managed to crank out just under 11 miles at a ...

Best Christmas present ever 4

Best Christmas present ever
How awesome is the boyfriend? It’s a medal rack! :D He got the one with two layers so I can earn even MORE bling and then show it off. Hells yeah! Well since it is the holidays I suppose I should give you all a gift too. How about an adorable picture of my cat ...

Fremont’s best kept secret 4

Fremont's best kept secret
So I didn’t end up getting the tri bike…it was kind of a tough call for me cuz I REALLY liked the bike, but I had to be honest with myself and the events I’m doing next year. Wildflower is somewhat hilly, and Vineman has a couple bumps throughout. I’m also not sure how much ...

I’m back, with a gross confession 2

Rainy and cold in the bay this week! That didn’t stop me though. Went for a lunchtime 4-mile run :) (Okay, I had a hard time talking myself into it but I still went!) After last week’s miserable 3-miler, this week was a lot better. My body is definitely recovered now and it took less ...

Foiled cycling attempt 1

Foiled cycling attempt
As you may remember from my previous post, my friend Sasanna recently bought a road bike and wanted to take it out on its maiden voyage. After much talk and anticipation, we agreed to meet up this Saturday and do an easy 20-ish miles in the east bay around some reservoir. I had to run ...

I don’t know how to run hills anymore 1

I don't know how to run hills anymore
First post-marathon run. Let me just say…..it wasn’t the best 3 miles I’ve done….>”< (I didn’t make it out there last Thursday after all. Boo) It was nice having a week off. I was actually starting to miss running. And it was nice, running because I wanted to and not because of some imaginary training ...

I can finally use the stairs again!

It only took 3 days for me to walk properly again. I’m still pretty proud of myself that I woke up the morning after running my first marathon and drove 40 miles to work. Basically I woke up stiff as a corpse, swung my legs over the side of the bed and pretended to step ...

CIM recap: A race to remember 1

CIM recap: A race to remember
After months of training and some last minute prep work, finally completed CIM today! This has been such a learning experience, from training to pre-race injuries to last minute bad weather news… As much as I whined about the rain before (and during) the event, I would not trade it for the world :) Anyhow, ...