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  • Looking Back: September

    Looking Back: September

    For the first couple of weeks in September I was traveling, and then the remaining weekends were spent doing weekend trips, so I was barely home all month! Read more

    Posted on 02 October 2017 TRAVEL
  • Currently: The Sweden Version

    Currently: Sweden Version

    Happy Monday everyone! I just flew back from Sweden yesterday evening and it's some time in the middle of the night PDT, or lunch time in Europe, and I can't... Read more

    Posted on 18 September 2017 TRAVEL
  • Looking Back: August

    Looking Back: August

    August was a good month! As usual, it was filled with lots of outdoor activities, family and friends! I love summer! Running: In August I clocked 197 miles.... Read more

    Posted on 01 September 2017 TRAVEL
  • 2017 Goals: (Better Late Than Never) Mid-Year Check In

    In January, I posted nine goals and it's time to do a mid-year check in to find out where that I need to focus on getting my bootie in gear! 1. Run a 100 mile... Read more

    Posted on 28 August 2017 TRAVEL
  • Wind River Range -- Part Two -- Logistics

    Planning a week long hiking trip is fun, if you are an excel nerd, or maybe a chemist, or an outdoor enthusiast. Okay, never mind, it is actually fun no matter... Read more

    Posted on 24 August 2017 TRAVEL
  • Wind River Range -- Part One -- Trail Conditions

    Wind River Range Part Trail Conditions

    At the beginning of this month my friend Dr. G and I went hiking in the Wind River Range in Wyoming. It was hard for us to find online information regarding... Read more

    Posted on 17 August 2017 TRAVEL
  • Looking Back: July

    Looking Back: July

    “Warm, mellow summer. The glowing sunbeams make every nerve tingle. The new needles of the pines and fir are nearly full grown and shine gloriously. Read more

    Posted on 01 August 2017 TRAVEL
  • My First Summer in the Sierra

    First Summer Sierra

    "Happy the showers that fall on so fair a wilderness, scarce a drop can fail to find a beautiful spot — on the tops of the peaks, on the shining glacier... Read more

    Posted on 24 July 2017 TRAVEL
  • Looking Back: June

    Looking Back: June

    June is a transitional month, one of warm days and long nights. It is a month where your 5 am run is barely even in the dark. It is a month of planning days... Read more

    Posted on 13 July 2017 TRAVEL
  • Looking Back: May

    Looking Back:

    May, as you may know, is my favorite month! This year, as always, it did not disappoint. Running: In May, I ran 220 miles. This is mostly due to two races, one... Read more

    Posted on 05 June 2017 TRAVEL
  • Looking Back: April

    Looking Back: April

    And then it was April. With it comes the start of baseball season, the tiny curling leaves of the tomato plant and the knowledge that before you know it,... Read more

    Posted on 08 May 2017 TRAVEL
  • Looking Back: March

    Looking Back: March

    A coworker said to me the other day, "You know March; It goes in like a lamb and out like a lion." I asked him if it wasn't the other way around though and he... Read more

    Posted on 03 April 2017 TRAVEL
  • Currently: March

    I have not done one of these in a long time! However, I am "currently" procrastinating doing a few other things, so why not? Reading: The Namesake by Jhumpa... Read more

    Posted on 13 March 2017 TRAVEL
  • Looking Back: February

    Looking Back: February

    For a short month, February was chock full of stuff! Even during the short week after Presidents' Day weekend, it seemed like we crammed seven days worth of wor... Read more

    Posted on 02 March 2017 TRAVEL
  • Looking Back: January

    Looking Back: January

    The word of the month for January on our side of the country is "wet." It has seemingly been raining for the last month straight (or longer?) in the Bay Area, i... Read more

    Posted on 07 February 2017 TRAVEL
  • Looking Forward: Goals 2017

    Last year I did a pretty shoddy job with my goals. However, I had a great year and part of the greatness was in the act of attempting to achieve those goals,... Read more

    Posted on 23 January 2017 TRAVEL
  • Looking Back: 2016 Money Pie

    Looking Back: 2016 Money

    Happy New Year!! It's that time of year again...money pie time!! As you know, each year I recap my spending throughout the year as a percentage. Read more

    Posted on 02 January 2017 TRAVEL
  • Look Back: Goals 2016

    At the beginning of this year, I set a few goals for myself. Unfortunately, I did not do a very good job of sticking to them this time! Last year, out of about... Read more

    Posted on 28 December 2016 TRAVEL
  • Best of 2016: Books

    Wow, this year has really flown by and it's time again for the best of the best lists! I enjoy looking back at other people's prior year's lists as well as my... Read more

    Posted on 27 December 2016 TRAVEL
  • Looking Back: October & November

    You know how sometimes you go into a motivation rabbit hole and you just can't climb back out into the light?  I have been going to work earlier than normal... Read more

    Posted on 20 December 2016 TRAVEL