Since this was my — I think — ninth time in Paris, we don’t do the usual touristy stuff at this point. Basically we just walk around and hang out, soaking up the Paris culture, so this list doesn’t include visiting the Louvre, seeing Notre Dame, or going up the Eiffel Tower. Do all that on your first trip. But here’s some stuff that I loved on this particular trip as someone who has been there a few times.
I had put off a few things until after my last race of the season, the Santa Clarita Half. Things like eating anything not “fuel” and getting my hair done, which was three appointments (cut, color, keratin treatment). But it was my last appointment on a Sunday afternoon that I had anticipated the most. Continue reading “The Good Things are Worth Waiting For”
Scenes from a recent Saturday afternoon glean at the farmer’s market. Gleaning is a practice that goes way back; in fact, it’s mentioned in the Book of Ruth. Yup, Ruth was an OG Gleaner. Anyway, the custom was to take the remains of a harvest and use it primarily for the poor who had little or no means of supporting themselves. These disenfranchised people were often the widows and the elderly who had lost their husbands or relatives due to death or abandonment and had no other way to survive. So I work with as a Glean Team Leader for a wonderful nonprofit called Food Forward, and we go into farmers markets and ask the vendors if they would like to donate any of their unsold produce to be given to underprivileged families. So awesome.
One of my mentors shared with me what a speaker said about their spiritual life: “Wherever you find God, bookmark it, and go there often.” Continue reading “Bookmark It”
The Work Perk I Lost. So if you’ve been following my social media, then you know I have work perks, like a flexible start time and ambiguous (yea, let’s call it that) dress code to name a couple. But I also had another bonus: my own parking space.
Being vegan – esp. being a vegan athlete – this is something I get asked a bunch: “What do you eat?” Well, the long wait is over. Here is my 5-day food diary. Everything is vegan (except honey if you’re super strict vegan)!
Finding peace in a fast-paced LA law firm may seem like an oxymoron, but I’ll go one step further. Said tranquility came courtesy of my extremely productive high billable hours boss. None of this makes sense, right?