The ever-relevant question. One that I’m often asked, but always struggle to answer. The question that grazes the ears of most runners just as much as the dreaded phrase “plantar fasciitis”.

Why do you run?

The short answer to this question, is that there is no short answer. Which makes it a perfectly fair question for someone who doesn’t particularly enjoy running to ask of someone who spends their free time mapping out routes for upcoming long runs.

The beautiful thing about running is that every runner will answer this question differently. But for those of you who have asked me and received my usual half-hearted and deflected response, here’s your answer:

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Today marks one year since my first November Project workout. But NP has come to define more than just a workout for me. It defines my mornings, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. From there, it defines my weeks. And it has defined my last year. For me, November Project has become a commitment (a #verbal), a friend, a family, an inspiration, and a lifestyle. It’s more than just the crazy amount of photos that I’m tagged in on Facebook (which has subsequently caused my friends to assume I’ve joined a cult).

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December Resolutions are the new New Year’s Resolutions.

Not really, but you get my drift.

As per usual, this year I got a bit ahead of myself and began my healthy initiatives one month early. After being in Mexico for a week (see #happyplace) this was obviously entirely necessary, so my sister and I vowed to “cleanse” for 5 whole days together. Continue reading #decemberresolutions


November 4, 2014 – Exactly 2 years ago today, I ran my first half marathon in 2 hr 10 min. About 3 and a half months ago, I ran my first marathon in 4 hr 13 min. And about 2 weeks ago, I ran my fastest half marathon to-date at 1 hr 57 min. Today I signed up for the 2nd marathon I will ever run…. in Stockholm, Sweden.

You might be wondering.. “Why? Why the hell wouldn’t she just run some other marathon in California? Why doesn’t she try any other hobby in the world aside from running?”  (#nevernotrunning) I’m asking myself the same thing. Sort of. Yes, there are plenty of other awesome race experiences that I could take part in, and a hundred other ways I could spend my time over the next 7 months, but what could be better than planning a Scandinavian adventure? Continue reading #nevernotrunning