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24 hours in Wuhan: Travel Essentials

Tomorrow, I’ll be on my way to Guangzhou after a month-long work trip here in Wuhan. I can’t believe it’s been nearly a month since I’ve been “living” in China. I’m ready to move on to the next city…

Sites to see in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In May, I spent a month in Brazil and every time I attempt to describe my two weeks in Rio de Janeiro, I keep coming back to the words: a beautiful fairy tale. I traveled to Rio for work…

Post-Travel Recovery with CLEAN Program

It is of no surprise that I travel often – about a minimum of 25% of the year – for work. This year, my travel activity has significantly increased to 40% when adding in my runcations and weekend getaways.…

How to finish running your hardest race

My worst race to date was Nike Toronto 15K back in June 2015. Sometimes I wonder how I ever completed it if it wasn’t for my best friend who literally held my hand and dragged me to the finish…

Losing weight while traveling: 10 lbs in 1 month

Losing weight while traveling is no breeze. I am so damn proud of myself. I lost 10 lbs while traveling for a month although it took me 3 attempts in 3 years. Starting in 2014, I’ve traveled for 4-5…

Tips for training while traveling

It’s fairly difficult to train while traveling. Your routine becomes disrupted; you may not have your accountability workout partner to motivate you; and there’s a million more “reasons” I can add to this laundry list of excuses. The bottom…

Ragnar Northwest Passage 2016

I did it again…another 200ish-mile relay with 12 runner friends from California, Seattle and North Carolina. In a little over 31 hours, we ran from Blaine (basically the US/Canada border) to Langley, Washington on very little sleep and minimal showers.…

Be present : Shanghai, China

This post is long overdue, but I wanted to keep my promise when I said I’d share some photos from my trip to Shanghai in May.…

NikeWomen Victory Tour Mexico

This past weekend, I hopped on a plane with three of my runner girlfriends for NikeWomen Victory Tour Mexico 21K. Unfortunately, I was unable to run the race. Here’s why……