Friday, December 2, 2011


I have found a new love... yoga... It is a beautiful way to exercise but also to clear the mind.

I have found the most wonderful little yoga studio downtown, Lila Yoga.

The people there are absolutely incredible. They are so down to earth and kind, so kind... and the atmosphere is calming, tranquil, comforting and non-judgmental.

It is such a fantastic way to relax and live in the present as you learn how to enjoy the little moments in life and appreciate the greater ones!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

try, try again!

So after training with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society I was so motivated. Beyond the actual act of running I felt as though I was literally and figuratively running the race for a cure. A cure that could save thousands upon thousands the heartache and pain that Mitch felt (but no longer feels in the presence of our Savior!). And then...

Shin splints

Lack of funding

God's timing

I am not running the marathon in June. But do not fret, I will be transferring all of my funds to a later marathon! With proper training, fundraising and the same vigor I will run this race for the cure.

Today was the first day of trying it again. Trying to run on legs that I hadn't properly trained for distance! I will do it correctly this time! And I am EXCITED!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

this is it...

Today is the day! I say this pretty much everyday, but today is DEFINITELY the day! I need to start being serious about this whole training business or else I may literally die while attempting this marathon. So mark it... tonight I will run my little heart out, wheeze a little, and then bask in my victory over my out of shape, sloth-like nature.

Half of the battle is suppressing my desire to watch Hulu in the comfort of my roommate's plush recliner... But today health shall prevail as I triumph the treacherous treadmill (dramatic vocabulary, yes. But painfully accurate in my mind's eye). Perhaps I will compliment my workout with a sassy Zumba routine?

In all seriousness, working toward this larger goal is an endeavor to find discipline and balance in my life. I need to treat my body as the temple of the Holy Spirit and respect what the Lord has gifted me with. I desire for this to be a quest of acquiring health.

My heart longs to have the stamina to enjoy athletic activities like hiking and such without the insecurity of my lack of shape hovering over me. I pray that the Lord gives me His lens to look through at myself. That I would not make it about physical appearance and satiate my urge to be aesthetically pleasing. It is far greater than that. Glorifying my Daddy through physical fitness, obedience and self control is far greater than that...

Sunday, January 23, 2011

absolutely unsure

This page is dedicated to my adventures (and misadventures) in running...

I am so honored and blessed to be able to join the Team in Training group in working toward the goal of raising funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I will be participating in the Rock n' Roll Marathon in San Diego on June 5th of this year. Oy vey, I have so much work to do, but I am motivated for the cause. I pray that this can be but a small way to honor Mitch and bless those who have to endure such a difficult trial.

Now heres the catch... I hate running.

There it is, I said it...

Even worse is when it comes setting goals such as these I want INSTANT results. I tend to get frustrated when I set a goal and don't follow through with it. I need to realize that I will, by no stretch of the imagination, be able to run a marathon tomorrow. Now I know, this is ridiculous. Therefore, I will chronicle this journey as baby steps to a greater goal! Luckily I will be able to train at least once a week with my local Team in Training team to keep my accountable. I am scared out of my mind! There will be a lot of chaffing in my future!