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  • California International Marathon 2019: From 3:41 marathoner to 2:41 marathoner

    If I were to tell my 2013 self that one day I’d not only qualify for Boston, but improve on that first marathon by AN HOUR and average 6:10 minutes/mile, I would have assumed that in the future, we all became enhanced cyborgs or that they perfected body transplants. As coach Roche says, DREAM BIG!
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  • The Chicago Marathon: Run like a puppy unicorn

    I blinked twice at my watch in disbelief: 07:18:03, 04... I was still stuck waiting in the port-a-potty line with all of my gear and my assigned starting Corral at the Chicago Marathon was closing in a minute and 56 seconds.
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  • One year ago, two years ago, three years ago

    If progress ever feels slow or miles ever feel mundane, just think back to where you were a year ago, two years ago, three years ago. We always underestimate what we can do in the long run with daily consistency.
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  • Skyline 50K Endurance Run Recap

    I've had the Skyline 50k circled on my calendar as one of my important goal races for the year. This race has a special place in my heart because it was my first 50K last year and I remember running (and struggling) in Redwood Regional Park during high school cross country. And I've now had the pleasure of running in three races put on by Adam and Scena Performance and I'm a huge fan!
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  • Reflecting on Ocean Vuong's On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

    I'm really enjoying Ocean Vuong's "On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous", a novel written as a letter to his mother. This passage in particular really struck a chord with me.
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