As someone who packed up 2 bags full of armor & weapons and flew overseas for the very first time all by herself and survived, I find it interesting that I am sitting at my desk, writing in my Field Notes journal about how I am feeling kind of terrified right now. My gear is... Continue Reading →
The Varied Nuances of My Inner She-Hulk
Recently I re-discovered a couple of my old running/fighting playlists and decided to use them during my runs when I am stuck indoors due to smoke in the air here in Utah because of fires locally and from California. On Sundays I usually swim, ride and run on the same day, doing a pseudo triathlon,... Continue Reading →
Back to my comfort zone…and my Hobonichi’s.
I know many of you out there gave #OneBookJuly a whirl and while I did follow through with my plan for the month of July, I am so happy to be back in the comfort of my Hobonichi planners. I wrapped up July and put away my personal size Filofax Finsbury with a great sigh... Continue Reading →
Don’t Count the Days…Make the Days Count!
As most of you who follow my blog know, I am an avid data tracker. So NOT counting days is a very foreign concept to me overall. However, when I heard this quote from Mohammad Ali yesterday, it stuck with me. So much so, I had to look it up once I got home a... Continue Reading →
#OneBookJuly How I am participating…
What is #onebookjuly and how I am setting up my planners to participate.
My Three R’s…
Reset. Refresh. Restart. That's how June typically goes for me. I spend the month resetting myself, my priorities, my body, and my mind. Even though this year is a bit different than the last 5 years, as I am not coming off an exhausting fighting campaign, I still find myself ready to get my fresh... Continue Reading →
Finding your stride…
Yesterday, after work during my 5k run in the park, I got passed by a gentleman who was literally walking faster than I was running. He was about a foot taller than me and he had an extremely LONG stride, but even after realizing that, there was still something else about him that stuck out... Continue Reading →
Athena Athlete and BariAthlete: Why I am proud to be both!
Some of the most common questions I get when I post about being an Athena or a Bariathlete are What do those terms mean? What are they? An Athena athlete is a female athlete weighing greater than 165 pounds. This is an optional category for triathletes & runners, you can also choose to run in... Continue Reading →
Changing your narrative can change your life, even if you don’t want it to…
Recently, I started a vlog series on my YouTube channel that is geared more towards my athlete side, instead of my planner side. I just do short little vlog updates, talking about what it takes to be a bariathlete, which is a term used for someone who has gone through bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery)... Continue Reading →
11 Years Post-Op & still going strong!
Today, April 12, 2018 is the 11th Anniversary of my Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass surgery. The photo above is the only comparison photo I am going to do this year, I will save the multi-view photo for my 13th year anniversary, that's my lucky (and favorite) number. I wasn't sure how I was going to celebrate... Continue Reading →