Saturday, October 24, 2015

Training Plan - Phase 1

So far I've been sticking to my own sort of training plan. I don't have a fixed one as of now, but I'm getting in the miles and mainly on the trails (aka lots of hills!). I went for an 8 mile run yesterday on the Burke-Gilman trail (a lovely bike path that snakes along Lake Washington). It's especially lovely because it's flat! yay : ) I felt like I was flying down the trail. It was reassuring more than anything to see that I can run a semi-decent pace still and that the hill running is indeed beneficial. 

Today I went for an 8 mile trail run in Bridle State Park. The good thing about this park is that the trails are 100% runnable with a hill here and there. Nice and soft on the feet. 

Fall is really setting in now. It's taking me longer and longer to warm up but I love it all the same. I have found that on chilly days like today, the best post-run meal/snack is a cup full of diced apples, cinnamon/salt, an oat cookie crumbled and hot water...sounds strange but it's so wonderful! oh and a spoonful of almond butter swirled in there too : )

Saturday, October 10, 2015

and so the training begins!!!

We had our first team meeting phone call this past Thursday! We learned a lot about event logisitics, fundraising techniques, nutrition and of course, the training plan. I am so excited to start this journey and I hope to share as much of this experience with all of you ; )

I had a run scheduled today of 8 miles. I didn't really have any expectations and because of that I had a really good run! I ran my fastest mile (7:00 minutes) post-surgeries, yay! Here's to Pacific Northwest trail running!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

And so it begins!

I am excited to announce that I am officially apart of the 2016 MS Run the US Relay team! I will be running approximately 150 miles over six consecutive days. I was just saying how much I love running here on the northwestern trails! and now, they will be my training ground for the next 9 months or so as I prepare for my segment in the 2016 relay!

Take a look at my fundraising page and please make a donation for this incredible cause!

Lots of trail-running-love : )

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

It has been an exciting and extremely rewarding past 6 years. My travels have led me to almost every Continent on the globe. I have seen and experienced some of the most beautiful places this world has to offer, but more importantly the amount of interesting and wonderful human beings I have met along the way are without a doubt the reason that my experiences were so memorable. 

It's just one week until my Seattle journey begins. I have been looking forward to this for a long time. I can't wait to start discovering the city and all it has to offer! Oh and to start school too, of course :) I will be completing a post-bacc course in Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University just outside of Seattle. The program will go until the end of May and then hopefully, I will be admitted into the Naturopathic Medical program starting in the Fall of 2016. 

I secretely (or maybe not so secretly) can't wait to start running the trails and mountains in the Pacific Northwest!!!