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San Francisco Half Marathon Recap

San Francisco Half Marathon Recap

Cliché I know, but there are few better feelings than crossing the finish line– the swell of emotions, the excitement, relief. Tears (naturally) for me, a cold beer (Anchor Steam) presented to me by my sister. Sweat dried in salty rivers around my face, white Lulu […]

Make It Mean More: Why I’m Running 13.1 Miles

Make It Mean More: Why I’m Running 13.1 Miles

Thirteen years ago I stood on a scale and hated the number I saw for the first time. I don’t remember what the digits were, but I knew they were higher than the number my friend saw. And suddenly these lines were no longer just empty […]

Life Lately: Let It Feel Good

Life Lately: Let It Feel Good

Mid-July marks my six month anniversary of my move to San Francisco. July 16, if we want to be exact. (And if you’ve been reading along for the past six months, you may be dang tired of me writing about and talking about my move– […]

If I Am Being Honest, I Would Tell You This

If I Am Being Honest, I Would Tell You This

I’ve noticed how easy it is to forget how to be alone. You may not believe me if I told you, but I actually fall more into the category of introvert. In this case, introvert to me means this: I obtain my energy, I find rejuvenation, in solitude. […]

Then vs. Now: What Moving Taught Me

Then vs. Now: What Moving Taught Me

Avery lives in San Francisco. It was a simple declaration really, drifting over the static of a poorly cell serviced phone call. But in this one sentence, my dear friend blasted away any anxiety swelling in my heart. I live here, I am home. San Francisco, my […]