Periscope at the Summit, 3800+ ft

Periscope at the Summit, 3800+ ft

Well, kind of. I tried to debut on Periscope, an app that allows you to live broadcast video, at the summit of Mt. Diablo. Unfortunately at over 3800 ft., the reception was poor. So much for my grand idea of sweeping landscape views in the background. None-the-less, I headed down a few hundred feet and gave it another shot. The reception was better, but obviously not at it’s best if you tried to watch it live. Thankfully, you can still view the video for a short period of time after it has been posted. HERE IT IS, my debut...
20 Minutes Are Better Than 0 Minutes

20 Minutes Are Better Than 0 Minutes

5:00 a.m. alarm goes off. Snooze. 5:07 alarm goes off. Snooze. 5:10 I lazily get out of bed to beat the 5:11 alarm because wifey is starting to make “get the heck out of bed or turn it off” noises, a sound that runners who share beds might be all too familiar with. By the time I get my things together and head out the door it’s closer to 5:30 which gives me less than an hour to get into San Francisco during the morning commute. As you can tell by the title, I did not show up on...
4 Reasons to Say #ThankYouRunning

4 Reasons to Say #ThankYouRunning

Running is a world that is often greeted with a question: why? On any given day a runner might answer it one of a hundred ways. Even in writing this I’m immediately thinking of several different ways that I could answer this. I could be clever and respond with something like “because gas is too expensive.” Or I could get all metaphysical and say, “because it allows me time to work through all the stress in my life, digest it, begin to come to peace with it, and figure out next steps.” In all honesty, running is so much...
3 Reasons All Runners Should Protect Themselves

3 Reasons All Runners Should Protect Themselves

These products were provided by NEUTROGENA®. Thoughts and opinions are my own. #gotitfree I’m terrible at it. I’ll be the first to admit it. The good thing is that I live in the Bay Area where we are fortunate enough not to have the sun on top of us year around. That being said, we still need to protect ourselves. Here are THREE reasons that runners should protect themselves with sunscreen   We run, a lot. That means that we are out in the sun, especially during summer, for hours at a time. Sure we may get some protection...
It’s All About That Pace

It’s All About That Pace

If Meghan Trainor taught us one thing, it’s that it’s “all about that pace.” Wait, that’s not what she says? Then why the heck am I listening to this song? She says what? Bass?!? Damnit, that explains why I have been getting all those funny looks as I walk through grocery store singing it to myself — because we know they aren’t questioning my singing talents, that’s on point. Lame jokes aside, last week was all about me working on my marathon pace: 8 min miles. In theory, perfecting that pace for 26.2 miles would put me right on...