Showing posts from January, 2019

Week in Workouts : Brrrr

Another week of training is in the books!  I'm inching closer and closer to half marathon training starting, and I feel like I'm in a good place right now.  I haven't incorporated any kind of speed in yet, but I'm getting back in the flow of running consistently.  I'm even (dare I say) getting excited to put in the hard work! Here is how my snowy and cold week of workouts (and daily yoga) went: Monday Lead This was one of my favorite videos in this 30 day set.  There was a lot more movement which felt great, and the time seemed to fly by. 3 miles / 9:23 pace I had the day off work, so I knew I wanted to get a run in.  It was only 7 degrees when I went, but there was zero wind and it was sunny, so it didn't actually feel that cold!  The roads were all clear, so I ended up having a very pleasant run. Tuesday Light Lots of deep stretches in this one.  Had to modify a few of the low squats because my knees felt a touch sensitive. Wed

3 Days in Tokyo

Hi everyone- TGIF!  I have a huge post to share today- all of my favorite things that I did during my three days in Tokyo, which is the first city I visited in Japan.  It was so hard to choose just a few places to share, but I hope that this will help show the incredible activities that Tokyo has to offer. I'll be sharing my six favorite activities / areas, as well as four places we ate.  Unfortunately, I'm not much of a foodie when I travel, and my main goal is to explore as much as possible and save on food.  I still hope my list is helpful for some random options to try, but to be honest- most of the time we just grabbed a quick bite at 7-Eleven or from the numerous street vendors around the city.  It seems like you can't go wrong with food as I loved everything I tried! Here are my favorite things I saw / did / ate in Tokyo! Mori Digital Art Museum I visited this museum on my first full day in Tokyo, along with Dan and two of his coworkers, and we all agreed t

Training Starts Now!

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr Day to everyone!  I'm lucky enough to have the day off (which has been awesome- been doing a lot of house cleaning and decluttering all weekend).  While the temperature has definitely been dropping in the past few days, my training is starting to heat up.  My officially training plan for my next half marathon starts in just a few weeks, so I'm working on building up a solid base!  Besides some cross training and running, I also am doing the Yoga with Adriene 30 Days of Yoga (as I mentioned in my monthly goals), as well as 15 squats, 10 pushups, and 15 situps each morning.  This is a little challenge my friends and I started, and I think it's a great way to start the day! Here's how my week of workouts went: Monday Day 13 - Space Lots of twists in this one, which is one of my favorite moves in yoga!  Really nice and relaxing. 2.25 miles / 9:21 pace Christmas Tree Grave Yard I wasn't really in the mood to run, but

Japan Recap : Tokyo Basics

Hi everyone!  I have a couple of really exciting posts to share- recapping my recent trip to Japan!  I was lucky enough to be able to go for about two and a half weeks in December, and it was the trip of a lifetime.  This has been the longest trip I've ever taken since I started working, and it was amazing to feel like I was really immersing myself in another culture! I have so much to share about my trip, so I'm going to be breaking it down into a bunch of different posts.  First up, I'll be talking about our first stop of the trip- Tokyo.  This was a HUGE city and we spent four days there, so first I'm going to talk about some basics and give a couple of tips and general observations.  Next I'll talk about what we actually did and ate in Tokyo, then move on to the rest of the cities we visited (eight others!).  I hope that this is useful for anyone who is planning a trip to Japan, and if you have any questions please feel free to email me or leave me a messag

Happy New Year!

Can anyone believe that it's the year 2019?  I was going through some old pictures this week, and came across one from my freshman year of college when I went to the Rose Bowl in California.  After doing some math, I realized that was ten years ago.  How is that even possible!? Every year, I like to make resolutions.  I started this blog as a way to track goals and keep myself accountable, so it's no surprise that the biggest goal-setting time of the year is one of my favorite times to set new challenges for myself!  This year is no different, but instead of making huge year-spanning goals, I'm just going to focus on January.  Without further ado or intro (since I'm a bit rusty and haven't been writing much lately), here is what I hope to achieve this month! Write on the blog more Can already tick this one off!  I miss blogging and writing, and feeling like I'm creating  something (as insignificant as it may be).  I have so much to share, from my highli