Do you ever wake up at 5:40am and realize sleeping is not an option. Today was one of those days. I woke up knowing that I had a long run ahead of me. I have not given myself time to reflect and be honest with my internal struggles. I have been bottling them up and … More Running with Emotion
Musee du louvre is an intrinsically beautiful palace built in 1190 to protect again Viking raids. Now housing over 380,000 collectables, it is the world’s largest museum. Standing before it, I received a deep sense of understanding how this structure not only once protected Paris of its valuables, but now holds the most precious and … More Walking through the Louvre
I arrived in Geneva just about noon, getting off the train with everything on my back I headed to my hostel. I was early to get into my room so I decided to go for a run around the city. It was the most splendid run. As I ran around the beautiful lake and saw … More A Whirlwind in Geneva
-Ralph Waldo Emerson I started my most recent European trip with purchasing my marathon ticket. That is when all the dominoes started to fall together. Countless hours followed either on the road, trails or the coffee shop lead me in the direction to Budapest, Hungary on October 15, 2017. I had my eyes focused on … More Life is a journey, not a destination.
The impromptu trip to Lake Como turned out to be one of the most beautiful and thrilling parts of my European trip. I had an idea of going but did not plan or organize the trip to get there and what to do once I was there. That was where the fun kicked in. I … More Off the Beaten Path
After my marathon in Hungary, I went right back into traveling around Europe. My next stop, Milan, Italy. I was swept away with the extravagant architecture such as the massive Gothic Cathedral and the Galleria Vittorio, a high-end shopping center in an ornate 1800’s arcade (if you’re like me and couldn’t picture what that could … More Cooldown in Milan, Italy
Planning to run a marathon takes time and heart. I gave myself three months to prepare for the 26.2 miles ahead of me. (I was starting with a baseline of 6 miles) It wasn’t the most glorious training. I often fell short of my running schedule and tried to make up for it in other … More First Marathon!
I was in London for five days and walked nearly a marathon. The city is perfect for your walking shoes. I had three full days of adventuring around, I saw beautiful architecture and was brought back to the past where fortresses once stood and kings and queens once ruled England. I stayed in the Wombats … More Lovely Walk through London
Only one week left till the big 26.2 miles and I’m getting prepared mentally and physically. Today was my last long distance run through my hometown. I ran a half marathon and I can say with confidence I finished feeling strong and motivated to tackle what’s ahead of me! I’m currently awaiting for my plane … More Traveling with a Purpose
Less than a month I will be accomplishing one of my life goals, running a marathon! Not only am I running 26.2 miles but I’m going to Budapest, Hungary. I studied abroad there four years ago and now it is my time to make a reappearance. I am working out the final details of my … More Final Count Down