I’ve lived in Texas for almost four years now, but up until last week I hadn’t explored the state much further than the major cities. For Thanksgiving my family decided to head west and embrace the Texas ranch life. So, on Wednesday we packed up the car and hit the road. If there’s one thing that a
Houston’s phenomenal fall weather this past weekend meant that being outside was non-negotiable. Luckily, Houston always has something happening outdoors this time of year. So after my morning run and yoga class, we ubered downtown to the Via Colori Street Painting Festival. I always recommend ubering downtown, especially from where we live in Montrose. It’s
Just because Houston’s hot, doesn’t mean we don’t like to workout. Just give us some Nuun, our favorite running trails and we’ll sweat it out! If you’re looking to explore the hottest city in the south, Houston’s got you covered with trails, bike paths, parks and plenty of fitness studios. Run Rice University Loop: This
It’s been a week since I ran my 11th marathon and my 3rd Chevron Houston Marathon. I’ve taken the week to reflect on my race and more importantly give my body a chance to rest and recover. Houston is always my favorite race of the year, and while I didn’t PR and dealt with some injuries along the way, this race was no exception.
One of the biggest adjustments for me when I moved to Houston from Hawaii was running in the winter. While we only get a couple months of real cold, the adjustment from the hot humid weather we’re used to most of the year to chilly and cold can be tough. I love that the colder weather always seems to hit right when my Chevron Houston Marathon training schedule is peaking.
I’ve done plenty of races in the past five years from tris to marathons, but I don’t think I’ve ever been truly nervous about any of the courses before. Anxious about hitting my goal pace or placing, yes. Completing the course, never. Enter the Tough Mudder. Full disclosure, this is the second Tough Mudder I’ve
Tonight I attended a pretty kick-ass event in Houston, a rooftop yoga fundraiser for non-profit, Peach Outreach, focused on raising awareness and funds for uterine cancer research. How am I connected to uterine cancer you ask? It’s simple. I have a uterus AND 50 percent of the people I know have one, too. With a
It’s officially my third summer in Houston, needless to say, I’ve learned a LOT about hydration. I grew up swimming competitively and while I always carried a water bottle to the pool, I never had a grasp on just how important drinking it was to performance. When you’re swimming, you don’t realize how much water
My first real introduction to yoga was in Hawaii, one summer during college. I quickly picked up a two-times a week routine and loved how great I felt! When I returned to school for my senior year, I wanted to share what I had learned with my swim team. At the time, our team did
After a painfully long hiatus from blogging, this seemed like an appropriate first post back. I’ve officially been living in Houston for 9 months and while it’s very different from Hawaii, I’m finally starting to feel at home. I even bought my first pair of boots!