Hiking Edgewood County Park

I never got around to writing about my hike from last Saturday, but better late than never! Last weekend I hiked in Edgewood Park in San Mateo County. I completed a loop that was just over 1.6 miles, and was a mix of shaded and open areas. It was a very hot day, so the shaded…

The Fitness Files: RockSalt Pilates

Yesterday, continuing my journey to find a new workout routine, I decided to try a class at RockSalt Pilates. This pilates studio offers three different types of classes: stretch, strength, and sweat. Stretch, the beginner level class that introduces you to the workout, is what I took. Strength involves more use of weights and strength…

The Fitness Files: SoulCycle

After having little success at Heartcore last week, I decided to switch it up this week and try a more cardio focused class, rather than a strength focused one. I chose SoulCycle. Unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably at least heard the name SoulCycle. It is a high intensity spin class that incorporates rhythm-based…

Hiking in Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve

One of my favorite summer time activities after a stressful week of work is to get out in the woods and go for a hike. The weather was very pleasant this weekend, and it just so happened that my husband had rented a new camera that he wanted to test out before buying, so we…

The Fitness Files: Heartcore

Today I tried a new fitness class called Heartcore and, let me tell you, this class was hardcore. The workout uses a Megaformer through a series of exercises that can best be described as a blend between Pilates and CrossFit. This was my first time using the Megaformer, a machine made up of stationary platforms,…

Meet me in St. Louis, Louis!

After a flight delay and switching planes due to a broken air conditioning system, we are finally on the first leg of our return flight to California. We had a lovely quick trip to St. Louis for my birthday. It was full of baseball, frozen custard, the zoo, pool time, and Imo’s Pizza. Most importantly,…

National Geographic’s Women of Impact

Today I joined the most amazing Facebook group, made by National Geographic, called Women of Impact. As I read through the posts by other new members introducing themselves and explaining how they impact the world, I couldn’t help but feel a little out of place. These women are humanitarians, educators, healthcare providers, conservationists, advocates, and…

Don’t quit your daydream

I love this quote! Words to live by. Took this pic in Pacific Grove, CA a couple of years ago and thought they paired nicely.

Getting Off the Beaten Path

I love referencing this book when planning trips! It’s fun to see the normal sights, but this book has really helped us find some hidden gems that we wouldn’t otherwise know about. Have you been to any of the places in this book? Let me know your favorites! Always looking for travel recommendations! 

4 Ways I focus on self-care

Life is stressful. It’s easy to get caught up in your responsibilities, what others need from you, work, bills, family; the list goes on. It is so easy to forget to take care of yourself. I know I’m really bad about this. I find it hard to even call out sick from work when I…