Press for Progress #IWD2018

Every year we say things are going to change. And maybe they do. Step by step, little by little. But now, in 2018, things are undeniably, irrevocably changing. And the root of that change? via GIPHY With misogynists feeling empowered, and many in actual positions of power, more women than ever are coming forward to voice their…

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California Dreamin’

Until recently, I’d only been to California twice. Once in college for a field hockey tournament in Santa Barbara, and another weekend in San Diego when I was debating where to move after Colorado. And yes, there were those two trips to LA for BlogFest. Except for one afternoon in Santa Monica, both trips were…

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Rest hard today to play hard tomorrow!

In a society that’s go, go, go all the time, it’s hard to prioritize rest, relaxation, and recovery. Summertime is often such a busy time of year, filled with patio dates, music shows, hikes, trips, and all the things. I was warned it’s especially frenzied in Portland. There’s an energy in the air once the…

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From yin to HIIT, there is yoga for everyone!

I hate, hate, hate when people tell me they can’t do something, especially when it comes to yoga. I’m not flexible enough, is the most common excuse. I’m not strong enough. I could never do a handstand. It’s too hot. I’m too stressed and busy. It’s too weird, with the chanting, “ohms,” and incense. I’m…

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Stay sweaty, summer lovers!

I think this June is going to be the sweatiest EVER! Not only will I be in North Carolina for quite a while (hellllllloooo humidity!) and will I be amping up my running to prepare for my half at the end of the summer, but there are so many ridiculously sweaty things happening. Are you…

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Hoops, silks, and mud at Wanderlust 108

My Sunday was full of mud, silks, hula hoops, and downward facing dog. Only at Wanderlust! Yesterday I got to attend Wanderlust 108, a pop-up Wanderlust festival here in Portland, OR. It’s a version of a triathlon, featuring running, yoga, and meditation. Though I taught at FFY in the morning and couldn’t attend the run, I…

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Correndo em Lisboa

#tbt to 8 years ago, just a young little chippy studying abroad in Sevilla, Spain.  For years I’d been a runner, mostly playing sports and training for those sports. But I ran a lot. Even though I’d exercised, trained, and been very active for most of my life, I thought I maxed out at 3-4…

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