July (AKA “Sleep is for August”)

It’s July! This year has already been pretty insane for me and it’s about to get a heck of a lot crazier. First, HOW is 2012 already half over?!?! I mean, seriously. This year is absolutely flying by. In the first half of 2012, I’ve traveled to Hawaii, ran two marathons, taken trips to everywhere from Mexico to Illinois to Palm Springs to Tahoe to LA (three times), gotten stuck on the side of the road in a blizzard, fell in love with a new bike and promptly had it taken away, threw a bachelorette party, turned 26, and so much more. And the second half of the year is sure to be even crazier.


My July starts off with a few fun activities – one, picking up my new bike tomorrow (I haven’t blogged about that). Having a girls’ night, then spending the 4th of July trying to get in a 20-miler and chilling at a BBQ. Then, on the 5th, It Begins.

One of my best friends is getting married this Saturday, 7/7. I’m in her wedding, and it’s my first super-close friend getting married whose wedding I’m actually able to attend. I’m really excited for her and a little anxious about my rather shoddily-constructed bridesmaids dress flashing a boob while I walk down the aisle, but hopefully that doesn’t happen.


I’m looking forward to spending time with close friends and celebrating this amazing day with one of my favorite people in the world.

Then on Sunday, instead of flying back to San Francisco, I fly to India. NBD. Yup, India. I’m working on some pretty exciting projects there with my company and will spend two weeks in-country in a few different cities. I’ve never been to India and really look forward to spending several weeks there over the next six months and getting to know the culture and people.

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From there I will be flying to Manila, in the Philippines. Three weeks of VERY IMPORTANT work and a ton of stress, but it’s going to be a really great experience. A bit bummed I can’t take some time off to explore the Islands, but I guess that just means I’ll have to go back!


I get back just in time for The SF Marathon. I’ve been lucky enough to be an Ambassador for SFM this year. It’s an amazing race and I can’t wait to get to meet my fellow Ambassadors, cheer on my friends running their first full (I hope they catch the bug, too!) any many more things, that I documented on the SFM blog last week.

I hope I look as fast and composed as this guy when I run the race, instead of slowly dragging my sleep-deprived ass one step at a time around my entire fair city.


I’m a little nervous about how three weeks of little sleep, a weird diet and little exercise will affect my ability to complete the race, but I’ll do the best I can and listen to my body. Either way, it’ll be a wonderful weekend. SFM also holds a really warm spot in my heart not only for being my amazing hometown race, but also last year it was when I really started to connect with the Bay Area runners who have become some of my very close friends!


I can sleep in August.

Happy July everyone!



  1. Just reading that made me tired. You are quite the warrior, my friend!

  2. Wowzers. You are all over the place. I’m hoping you get to run a bit over there and see some sights. Just think, you can check Asia off your list if you find weekend marathons there.

    Safe travels, well wishes and hope to see you at some point.
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  3. Don’t stress about it and have fun (if you can while working) in your travels. I second the above comment – would love some running pics from Asia!

    Good luck and safe travels!
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  5. Enjoy every second you can in India, and the SFM will be fine- even if slow, I’m sure the scenery will be perfect :) Can’t way tho see how it all goes :)

  6. Hey,
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    Glad to know you are coming to India… And I do hope you enjoy and learn plenty during your stay here…
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  7. I just looked through some pics today and saw the same pic that you have on the very bottem of this post. I am so excited, to see friends, to travel, to run, to take in clena air, to hit a photo booth, to eat ramen and to laugh all weekend long. :)xoxoxo
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  8. How long have you been an ambassador on SFM? I want to compete on the same event but I think I don’t have enough connections to get me in the field. I’ve taking vitamins everday and I’ve been under intensive training and want to compete in this event. Can you give me a hint of the process on how to compete in this race?

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