Forget That It’s New

Back in December, I did too much activity in a short period of time and my body rebelled. On a Thursday, I went to a free class at California Kickboxing in Pasadena. They kicked my rear end. I took a fall in the beginning of the class onto the mats, but I was fine and continued….

Fall Down Go Boom: 5 Ways to Reduce Acute Inflammation Naturally

…need anti-inflammatory. Today I was out for a quick run (20 minutes, 2 miles) and about 1/4 of the way, I hit a crack and went flying, tumbling and rolling across the pavement.  I was okay.  My hip hurt a little and my shoulder was scratched up, but I finished my run and felt fine….

My First Triathlon!

On Saturday, I competed in my first triathlon.  It was a sprint reverse triathlon.  Whereas most triathlons will begin with the swim, transition to the bike, and finish with a run, this race began with a run, transitioned to the bike and finished in a pool. It was also a sprint distance.  For an explanation…

“I was eloquent!”

Today, I worked out with Tom Hanks at the Rose Bowl. Well… He was running one direction and I was biking the other and I passed him going rather fast three times.  So I’m not exactly sure that it was Tom Hanks; but it sure looked like Tom Hanks and it’s really fun to think…

13.1 Miles

5:30 AM – Today’s the day I run a half-marathon. I’m up early to go join my carpool down to Huntington Beach! An update will be forthcoming upon my completion of the race and return to Hollywood! 2:30 PM – Did it! Proud, tired, and sore; but again oh so proud. We’re quickly (as quickly…

12 Miles

Yup, it’s true. Yesterday I ran 12 miles. From here, to here. I ran the entire length of the bike path from Venice Beach (MDR), through Santa Monica, to Will Rogers State Beach. The bike path starts in Venice and ends right past Temescal Cyn Rd. I ran that. Yup. It’s true. I haven’t really…

11 Miles

Yup. I did it. I ran 10 miles. In fact, we went a little farther and did 11 miles… just because. Well, because we accidentally took a wrong turn but that’s another story. The point is, I did it. And now it feels accomplishable. My running mates are deciding whether we should continue on a…

After The Rain

It was raining on Friday in Los Angeles. Unusual, wet, meaningful rain. Cleansing rain. Cool rain. Rain that makes all the colours saturated. Yummy rain. Rain that beckoned me to run in it. So, decked out in plastic clothes specially crafted (in China?) just for running, I ventured out. It rarely rains in LA. I…

9 Miles!!

So yesterday’s goal was to run 8 miles. But my running partner and I arrived at the designated location without a designated route (others were out of town)! So we ran when we thought would be about 8 miles. And afterwards, we discovered, with the use of sophisticated measuring devices (my car), that we’d run 9…

7 Miles

Jogged it. Ran it. Walked a few bits. Walked often, but short bits. We do the “run for 5 minutes and walk for 1 minute” thing.  Or is it 10 minutes running…?  Halfway through, I was given a bit of banana and I ate it, but it didn’t fare too well in my tummy. And…