Sunday, January 29, 2012


My sanctuary.  I definitely need to do this more often.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Officially Half Crazy

My first half marathon was everything I thought it to be and so much more.  Due to not being able to run for the past 2 weeks thanks to travelling and jetlag, I decided to run with my sister and finish our first half together. 
I could go into so much more detail, but I wouldn’t want to bore you with how hungry I was at mile 6 and on and discovering that the promised Gu by the organization by mile 4 and 9 didn’t show, how badly I needed to pee at mile 9 but didn’t want to go because I was “almost there”, and mostly how grateful I am that I have this opportunity to do something pretty insane (okay, half insane, we’ll use the whole word for the full) for myself.
Today, one day after, sore as hell waddling all over the place, I signed up for my second half.  
I will be aiming to run all three half marathons in SoCal this calendar year and earn the Triple Crown metal (Oh Look! 4 for the price of 3!!! I can never resist a good deal)
I think I finally get it.  Get why everyone is so crazy about this sport called running.  It may have started out as a method of cheap weight loss, but it has turned into something much much more.  You name it: stress reliever, pain in the rear (literally and figuratively), alone time, endorphin rush…but most importantly of all - self validation and confidence. 
Hello, my name is Alice, and I am a runner and I hope to see you on the road.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Drive By


Of course this is totally giving me the opposite effect since I should really be asleep (damn you jet lag), but listening to this just makes me want to get up and dance.

Oye.  So conflicted!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Family Outing

I haven't been running for the past week due to family duties and the weather.  I kinda of miss it and am slightly worried about my half coming up in 16 days.  

However, I'm also determine that I enjoy these days off and spend some time with family.  Dilemma eh?

But after going through the series of pictures I took today during a family outing, somehow it isn't that much of a dilemma anymore.  



This site's main theme more so stems from "Grace Kelly" by Mika. There is absolutely no association with Grace Kelly the actress. I only wish I could have 1/2 the grace she possesses on screen. *sighs*