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,…

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.

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…

Downward Facing Goat

I’m sure many of you have heard of this glorious thing called goat yoga. If you haven’t, allow me to clue you in. Goat yoga is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a yoga class, only you are surrounded by little goats. And it is amazing! In addition to being a fun workout, yoga with goats…