We ventured far, far away for brunch today. All the way to Nob Hill. And it was lovely. And kickstarted Stu’s search for a dog-friendly studio. Plus, living near a place that serves bacon fritters is probably better than having in-unit laundry.

Posted at 3:34pm.

We ventured far, far away for brunch today. All the way to Nob Hill. And it was lovely. And kickstarted Stu’s search for a dog-friendly studio. Plus, living near a place that serves bacon fritters is probably better than having in-unit laundry.

I thought I had my jQuery class all weekend, showed up to discover it’s just Sunday. I bought some flowers and went home to start working on a few projects.

Posted at 7:20pm.

I thought I had my jQuery class all weekend, showed up to discover it’s just Sunday. I bought some flowers and went home to start working on a few projects.

I’m pretty lucky to have a dude who is a talented designer, thoughtful person and just in love with my dog as I am.

This weekend Stu and I made a laser-cut wood map of my hometown at a sunny studio in the Mission. Over the last few months, he’s helped me fill my little apartment with so much thoughtful art.

Posted at 9:24pm.

I love it when friends come to visit. Sammy is the first to make it out twice. We did so much, I’m still tired. DeYoung, Ocean Beach, so much German food and beer, the Exploratorium, evening cookout, Cataract Falls and Alcatraz at night.

She’s getting married this summer to a great guy. I’ll be one of her bridesmaids. Every time I count my blessings, she’s one. I’m so lucky I have a friend who is as kind, funny, generous and adventurous as her.

And for what it’s worth, Alcatraz at night is the best. It’s beautiful, the birds are loud and the creep-factor is turned way up. Especially when the sun went down and they opened up the hospital wing. That last photo is Alcatraz’s operating room.

Posted at 4:04pm and tagged with: alcatraz, san francisco,.

We’re forcing summer. But with a backyard like this, could you blame us?

Posted at 8:43pm.

We’re forcing summer. But with a backyard like this, could you blame us?
Scott Jurek, Eat & Run (via zestoftheday)

Posted at 6:45pm.

Run for 20 minutes and you’ll feel better. Run another 20 and you might tire. Add on 3 hours and you’ll hurt, but keep going and you’ll see—and hear and smell and taste—the world with a vividness that will make your former life pale.

Look how happy I am. It’s mile 25 of 26.2 and it’s been raining for the last 11. The chatty guy on my bus to the start line at 5am said it wouldn’t rain until 2 or so. But right around 10:30 it started misting and then sometime around 11:30 it was a cold shower. But at mile 25 around noon, I looked and felt this happy.

At 16, I was very overweight, asthmatic and diagnosed costochondritus. My chest hurt so bad, I’d miss weeks of school at a time. At 18, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and taking about 10 prescriptions a day. I thought that was how it would be forever.

I realized today that aside from a cold this past fall, I haven’t been sick in over 12 months. I still experience chest pain and lower back pain, but it’s not everyday, it’s not all the time. I’m not taking 10 prescriptions and it’s been a few months since I had a migraine.

I did this all on my own and only for me. I am so proud of my body because it has done what I trained it to. Be healthy and run far.

Posted at 4:00pm and tagged with: marathon, marathon training, nike free 3.0, NIKE, napavalley, napavalleymarathon, napa, running, runsf, Runner, fibromyalgia, costochondritis, health, fitness, happy, race, racing,.

I’ll always love this song.

Posted at 10:00am.

7 mile walk out to Lands End. Stu finally admitted that he liked San Francisco, which is a win for everyone.

Posted at 10:55pm and tagged with: sutro baths, san francisco, sf, sfca, nature, ocean, totem pole, vscocam,.

My sister bought me a @boulevardbeer Chocolate Ale in a snowstorm before it sold out and shipped it out to San Francisco. I have the best sister.

Posted at 10:41pm.

My sister bought me a @boulevardbeer Chocolate Ale in a snowstorm before it sold out and shipped it out to San Francisco. I have the best sister.