Haleakala (Maui, Hawaii)


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Haleakala National Park was high on my list, after hearing about it when I first arrived in Maui. The third day I was on the island I actually decided to drive to the park, even though it was pouring rain. When I finally arrived after a 2h drive I ended up sitting in front of a closed gate. The drive was pretty rough and so foggy that I could barely see a meter in front of me. In the end I had to drive all the way back down and I came back a day later to visit. Continue reading

Road to Hana (Maui, Hawaii)


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Late July, for the first time in months, I found myself in a place where I had some free time. It was probably the first time since my 3 year stay in the U.S. that I had no one expect me to be back at work at a certain time. I was free to do whatever and it felt great! I decided to take advantage of my friend’s stand-by plane tickets and to just go somewhere I’ve always wanted to go to. I decided Oahu, in Hawaii, would be a great spot to explore.  Continue reading

Marathon #2: Rock ‘n Roll San Diego


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On Saturday, I started the day off with this fun event in Hermosa Beach, called FitFest. It’s basically a way for the city of Hermosa Beach to promote a healthy lifestyle. You get a team of 4 together and go by about 10 different booths/gyms to do a little 5-10 minute workout. We went from cross train routines, to yoga, to rope slams, to monkey bars to tire flips and it was awesome! My gym, Afterburn Fitness had a booth too, so naturally my team that consisted of Afterburnies loved that little workout!


Anyway, after this event in the morning I took a quick shower and headed out to San Diego where I would pick up my race packet. Continue reading

Marathon Training: Week 6


GUYS! I’M RUNNING A MARATHON THIS WEEKEND! I can’t believe that I’m actually doing this. I feel like I’m ready and I’m actually super excited for this. I’m picking up my race bib on Saturday and I’ve never been in Ventura (I think), so I’m excited to see the area.

I decided to not take classes this week (not only because I don’t want to overdo or injure myself this week, but also because I’m so freaking busy and I just can’t squeeze in the full hour workouts this week. I am doing this thing called May Madness in which I have to do 500 burpees, 5000 abs and 100 miles in the month of May and my goal was to finish that off this week, so here is what I did… Continue reading

Marathon Training: Week 4


My marathon weekends are almost here and my body is ready for them to be here, so I can take some much needed rest days.

Monday:
I took Interval X, but I gave up halfway through. Waking up at 3am both Saturday and Sunday and not being able to sleep till late at night started kicking in and I was just exhausted. I tried really hard to stay, but the lack of sleep in combination with running my half so fast, just didn’t let me do what I wanted to do. I stretched for half an hour and felt way better after. Continue reading