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


Thanks to the #marlatyler duo, my family and I spent 7 amazing days in Mexico before Thanksgiving – 5 at Excellence Playa Mujeres, and 2 at Mayaland. Family vaca in Mexico was great, but looking back on it, it was definitely not what I had expected.

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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