It’s almost the darkest day of the year— and it’s the start of the return of the light. Don’t worry, I’m not going to go all witchy on you (I’ll save that for my own time). Instead, I wanted to share some ways to keep active outdoors in relative safety and comfort when the light... Continue Reading →
The sweat is real. Even when the morning temps are in the 60s, I get a little sweaty biking in to work. I tend to ride in wearing what I'm going to wear for work, though, unless it's really gross or I have a big meeting. So headbands, dry shampoo, wicking socks, and sometimes a clean... Continue Reading →
I now have two jobs in two different parts of the city. It’s also May, which is a different animal from February. And I’ve been at it a few months, increasing both my comfort and my fitness. Time for a check-in and an update! A little background: I moved from Tucson to Portland in January.... Continue Reading →
What’s your relationship with running like these days? Mine has been really chill this past year— I haven’t been training for something, I haven’t been chasing a goal, or running fast (not that I was ever fast). The last race I ran was a 10k in January of 2018 (!?). But I’ve been out there.
Since my recent relocation to Portland, my commute has changed. A lot. Instead of a mile to campus for teaching, or driving to different neighborhoods in Tucson for the mobile clinic, now I’m heading from NE Portland to Marquam hill most days. It’s no fun to drive, and parking is a non-starter. And I hate... Continue Reading →
It’s January, and I just moved from Tucson to Portland, OR. Winter is peak running weather in Tucson— sunny in the daytime, and cool in the mornings and evenings. In Portland, it’s. . . dark. From 4:30 PM until 7:30 AM. And wet. I’ll treadmill it if necessary, but it sucks the joy from my... Continue Reading →