• 2019,  California,  Fitness,  Global Running Day,  Race Recap,  Running,  Sacramento

    Race Recap(ish): The Big Run, 5k – Global Running Day 2019

    I don’t run, but I do ‘The BIG Run!’ The girl can stop running, but you can’t take the running out of the girl. For longer than I can remember, running has been a part of my life. These days, it is less and less, which I’m completely okay with. I recently noticed that my dedication to running really just transferred to my Midtown time. Not sure why, but this day is just something I enjoy supporting and being a part of, even though I have no desire to log miles daily. I enjoy running about once every other month, then I do it, then I don’t enjoy it. HAHA!…

  • 2019,  Fitness,  Musings

    Musings: I Hate Rest Days

    There I said it. But I don’t feel any better, because I know how damn important they are. However, I still rarely take them. When people ask about my workout schedule or when I rest, I justify my routine and activities. I actually consider soccer days my rest days. I say this because it NEVER feels like a workout. I love soccer, playing it almost always brings me joy and does not feel like a chore. My body would beg to differ because I’m usually extremely sore after, but my heart and mind don’t agree with my body. I completely acknowledge these statements are a privilege. This is kinda why…

  • 2018,  Fitness,  Health,  Relationships,  Wellness

    Musings: Stop Calling it the Break Up Diet

    I’ve always joked about it….we all joke about it… But I need to stop. I think everyone should stop. It happened with my first break up in 2005. I lost some weight, cried some, and did not know how to handle my sadness of ending a six-year relationship with my first, young love. I chose to use partying to hide anything I was feeling, but I could because I was 300+ miles away from the culprit and most of my support system too. I was too young and probably immature to realize there might have been a mental health issue attached to the breakup. As cliche as it is, I…

  • 2018,  Fitness,  Running

    Race Recap(ish): The Big Run #GlobalRunningDay, 5k

    I always appreciate this day, regardless of how running is going in my life. I could have sworn it was called #NationalRunningDay, but I guess not. I looked back to last years post and it was Global Running Day too. 2016 also had the same new name. Old habits die hard, I guess. Buuuut, 2014 was actually called #NationalRunningDay! And so was 2015, I finally found a blurb about it in an old post! I always remember this day in 2014, because I’m pretty sure its the first time I actually celebrated this day. I also remember this day, because Juan and I had run to Sac State for their free fun…

  • 2018,  Fitness,  Running

    Race Recap: Women’s Fitness Festival, 10k

    I didn’t realize it’s been F O U R years since I’ve run this race. I literally thought I ran it two years ago. But, NO! I think I remember why. I actually love the reason this race exists. Women ONLY race in my favorite city, Sacramento. That’s pretty rad. Empowering. All of the good that running does for our community and for women all rolled into one event for our city. That being said. A few things I remember why I don’t generally run this race anymore. In fact, that last time I ran this race they offered the half marathon distance, back in 2014. One reason is this…

  • Fitness,  Triathlon,  Wellness

    Musings: Triathlons, The Basics

    Three disciplines that create one race! What sick bastard thought this up? Bwahaha! To be fair, most of these ideas are not original, but I was asked not to credit said person I learned this info from. Well to be fair, some was learned from said person and some were learned with a simple Google search. So, in a hopefully aesthetically pleasing way, I share with you the basics… Of course, I have my own preferences regarding different equipment, as would each of you. If you are reading this AND experienced in Tri’s, what would you suggest? One extra thing that I would suggest is a good watch, but I…

  • 2018,  Fitness,  Musings,  Triathlon

    Musings: #GaneebanTris – Week 3

    Still humbled, staying humble… …and halfway through. I better stop slacking, cause week 4 is right upon me and I haven’t even gotten through week 3 on the blog. My training hasn’t really progressed in any particular way. I still hit Midtown as much as I can per week, sprinkling soccer in here and there. My normal Saturday conditioner at Midtown didn’t happen, so I did a ‘brick’ style workout at Cal Fit. I’ve heard of brick workouts, but here is the definition: A brick workout refers to the stacking of two disciplines during the same workout, one after the other with minimal to no interruption in between.  Source I…

  • 2016,  Family,  Fitness,  Giant Race Series,  Race Recap,  Running,  Sacramento,  SF Giants

    Race Recap – Riverfront 5k

    I’m a sucker for any inaugural race… ..but you already know that. Since the Sacramento Rivercats (AAA team) were acquired by the SF Giants affiliate last year, my favorite team is literally in my backyard for the next four years (I think that’s how long the contract is for). That being said, the Giant Race series has races at all of their affiliates – Scottsdale for Spring Training, Sacramento for their AAA team, San Jose for their AA team, and then they end with a final race in the City (SF) for the final race of the series. This year, Lil and I are running three of the four. Since…

  • 2015,  CrossFit,  Fitness,  Midtown Strength & Conditioning

    Musings: I Cheated

    …on Midtown!   I’ve been wanting to try Crossfit for a loooong time, which you’ve read on the blog if you’ve been around for a while. However, after that random day in September of 2013 that I stepped foot into Midtown, I haven’t looked for a ‘box’!Midtown has everything I need and will ever really need. But, the lure of Crossfit has always been on my mind. I follow the IG-famous Crossfitters, I know some of the terminology (thanks, Midtown), and I appreciate the sport. I just was never actually a part of it. Until yesterday. J’s good friends L & S have been going to Crossfit Envy for a…

  • 2013,  California,  California International Marathon,  Fitness,  Running,  Sacramento

    Race Recap: California International Marathon

    I am a Marathoner! This has been a long time coming, so please bear with me as this recap will most likely be a mini novela! Earliest wake-up call known to man!  So I knew I had to be at the Parentals by 4:45AM to make it to the bus by 5:15AM. It was imperative that I get my breakfast on and have time to make sure I had all my gear, nutrition, and hydration in place. So, bright and freakin’ early I was up. AM, yeah that’s right! As I have been doing for the last four months, I wake up with enough time to eat breakfast and poop (TMI, but…