A Full Final 24 Hours in Michigan

August 8, 2016

I’m back home in Los Angeles. I had a wonderful trip, but it feels so good to be sleeping in my own bed again, for the first time in six weeks. Kinda hard to believe it’s been so long, but as the cliched saying goes, time flew by. Good thing I Read the rest of this entry »

Race Recap: Escape to Belle Isle 10K

July 17, 2016

Surprise, surprise! I ran a 10K race over the weekend! And in a beautiful setting. Check out these views!


There are two countries in that photo. Downtown Detroit, part of the good ol’ U.S. of A., is on the right, while the buildings on the left are in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. HELLO, CANADA! And I’m standing on Belle Isle, in the middle of the Detroit River. Belle Isle was the venue for the race, which makes sense, because the race was called “Escape to Belle Isle.”

With 982 acres, Belle Isle is the largest Read the rest of this entry »

Getting My Fitness On In My Hometown

July 11, 2016

I’m in Michigan, and I’m staying for a few weeks. I’m able to work remotely, so I’m staying with my parents in my childhood home, and I turned their kitchen table into a temporary office. The other day, I addressed a need I have when I travel: the need to exercise. So… I joined a gym. Read the rest of this entry »

My Fourth of July Was Filled With Biking… 47 Miles Worth!

July 7, 2016

I hope everyone had a great Independence Day! I’ve been traveling all over the midwest since my last post, going from Chicago to Springfield, Illinois (I have a special post coming about this stop) to St. Joseph, Michigan to suburban Detroit, where I’m writing this now. I spent the actual holiday in St. Joseph, where more than 20 members of my family congregated. Fun at the beach…

That's my sandcastle!

That’s my sandcastle!

…a selfie with my sister Sarah and a Read the rest of this entry »

Happy Birthday, America! From St. Joseph, Michigan

July 5, 2015

After a fantastic weekend at the Fitbloggin’ conference in Denver, I continued east, ending up in St. Joseph, Michigan, a town on Lake Michigan with gorgeous, sandy beaches. My mom grew up in this area, and it’s the perfect place for our family to meet up for a relaxing week.


Oh, by the way, I’m writing this from  Terminal 3 at O’Hare, where my flight home has been delayed over two hours. It’s a faint smudge on an excellent week, and, in all honesty, if my flight was on time I wouldn’t have gotten this post up for another day… so my flight delay is your gain! You’re welcome! Read the rest of this entry »

LISTEN UP! My ‘Everyday Runners’ Podcast is Live!

February 26, 2015

Greetings from Michigan! I arrived yesterday, and I’m so excited to see snow.


I know there’s millions of you all over the east and midwest that have suffered through a horrible winter and can’t wait for the spring to come, but for this California resident, snow is Read the rest of this entry »

Hello from Michigan!

December 22, 2014

I’m back in my home state for Christmas, and having a great time. Finished my Christmas shopping, been hanging out with friends, helping my parents with cooking and cleaning. And my parents have a whole slew of new neighbors:


There are deer everywhere. We never used to Read the rest of this entry »