the best 25 (ish) minutes you’ll ever spend in a gym

So NEWSFLASH, I love working out. “Once an athlete always an athlete” is like, a really nice idea, but sometimes you lose that intrinsic motivation and guys, that shit is hard to keep up 24/7/365. It just is. I tend be motivated these days by races and events, so when I am on a mental…

5 hacks for travel wellness to keep you flyin’ high

You know what makes me happy? Wine. You know what makes me puffy and tired? Drinking wine while flying and in airport layovers. Does it stop me from drinking it? Of course not. That said, taking care of yourself when you’re in transit is nothing short of an art. You’re tired, feeling annoyed at the…

Nine women, one city, and 2,649 glasses of wine

This past weekend, I went to New York City with 8 of my closest friends …aka my FAMILY. The end. Jk! This is a long post, fair warning ok? TL/DR? No sweat. The long and short of it is, if you ever go to NYC and want some BOMB recommendations, just come back and read….

Let’s talk about our mornings.

Guys, do you feel like EVERYONE is talking about their morning routines lately, or am I just stuck in a rut listening to a homogenous group of podcasts where this is what is the topic of choice? Whatever, it’s really inspired me over the last few months to take a good, long look at how…

Journey to 140.6

*Warning! Long post. Recommended with a beer of choice and a block of time. As many of you know, writing is extremely therapeutic for me and this was one of the most enjoyable things to document. I hope you enjoy!* So…an Ironman, huh? I don’t exactly remember some defining moment that inspired me to officially sign-up for…

May…time to go.

Growing up, I was never one to take medicine, put bandaids or Neosporin on cuts, and I never had a sprained ankle that lasted very long. In short, I tend to heal fast. I’d like to thank my genes for that, but also my upbringing. My parents raised us to be tough. Walk it off….

Things I’m Loving 2.0

After a decent amount of go, go, go in my life lately, I have to admit it’s quite nice to be in a month of a little less “activity” and a little more…well, activity in the way of exercise but much less so in the way of obligations, events, birthdays (guys I’m 31…31…say it again…sigh…ok,…

#dalportowedding

I truly wish there was a different word for “beautiful”…something more powerful (ugh, NO that was not a line from the most recent episode of Nashville, how dare you suggest that…but seriously though, #teamlayla). So anyways, if there were, and heck maybe there is, I would use it to describe this past weekend’s wedding weekend…

When In Rome: Where to eat and drink in Italia

Do you ever have instances where a person, place, or thing keeps popping up in your life relentlessly and you’re like “ok universe, I hear you…”. This happened to me back in 2008, about 6 months after I graduated from college. I was working at CBS Outdoor, living in SF, and within a 3 week…

PED…or a mead hangover?

Has anyone ever tried the drink mead? Before our GoRuck event this past weekend (more on that in a second), a whole slew of us went to a meadery called The Rabbit’s Foot to kick things off and have a few drinks socially before “the games began.” I had this very grandiose medieval-like vision in…