Another new toy, and don’t forget to make time 1

Another new toy, and don't forget to make time
Happy new year, everyone! I did a lot of cookie eating this holiday, and I hope you got your share of delicious food too. For those who are feeling a bit guilty for overindulging, check out this article and know that everything is gonna be ok. Feel free to switch out wet chairlifts/belaying/snowshoeing for open ...

2013: The Year of the Awesome 3

2013: The Year of the Awesome
All the cool kids are doing it, and at first I wasn’t keen on doing my own ‘2013 in review’, but after thinking about all that’s happened and all I’ve accomplished this year I feel it’s kind of needed. Because quite honestly, 2013 was a really awesome year for me. To kick things off, in ...

Chi running, new shoes, and winter training fun

Chi running, new shoes, and winter training fun
So remember how I was having IT band issues for a good chunk of this year? Well when I got checked out for my shoulder injury, my PT noticed I had come in before for my running injuries. Being a passionate runner himself, he recommended I check out chi running. For those who are unfamiliar ...

All you need is Coeur 3

All you need is Coeur
I am so incredibly excited to share some news with you…I have been chosen to be a part of Coeur Sport’s 2014 ambassador team! Receiving the notification email was the best start to my Friday, and just in time for Christmas! I had heard of Coeur in the past and their amazing line of women-specific ...

Back in the swing of things

Oh hi! Just wanted to drop in for a quick update :) It’s been almost 3 full weeks since training officially started up again, and I’m kinda loving it :) Maybe I just love having my schedule jam packed every day, though this might come back to bite me in the butt later. But so ...

Indoor training adventures

Indoor training adventures
First long training ride of the 2013-2014 season! We’ve been experiencing a cold spell in the bay area lately (or maybe, Winter is finally coming?), and because I’m a wuss, I picked up an indoor trainer! No excuse to ever miss a long ride now :) I set it so it’s facing the tv. Now ...

And so we begin again

And so we begin again
Happy belated Thanksgiving everyone! Hope you all ate and ate till your bellies could expand no more. I’ve been spending a LOT of time in my stretchy pants, that’s for sure :) I’m really excited because training with Coach P has officially begun! This is the first time I’ve had a professional coach, and I ...

IM Arizona 2013 – volunteer edition

IM Arizona 2013 - volunteer edition
This is a bit overdue, so apologies in advance. As some of you may know, I volunteered for Ironman Arizona this year so I can get priority registration for 2014. Crazy, I know. What’s even crazier is that I first sort-of-maybe checked out the registration page for IMAZ one year before that in 2012. I ...

Tour de Wine Country

Tour de Wine Country
Ahh fall, my favorite season! Growing up in the tropics, this was one of the only seasons where things were bearable. The humidity would subside, temperatures would drop and the rain would finally stop. I’d always heard about how leaves turn orange and red and the world would be covered in beautiful foliage, but that ...

NWM ’13 recap

NWM '13 recap
I’m sitting on the couch icing as I type this, so I don’t forget any of the gory details. As I foretold, I woke up at 4:15am this morning. I had some weird dreams last night, probably from the stress, so I was ready to wake up and get going. Good thing my little sidekick ...