Boston Marathon: Touring Boston (Part 3)

Wednesday, 29 April 2015  |  Race Reports, Travel + Adventure

SelfieSelfie at the Boston Marathon Finish Line

For those of you who don’t know, my greatest passions—aside from my kiddos, of course—are the following: running, travel, good food, and art. This means that whenever I travel abroad to run a marathon, I must fill my tummy with the best food the city has to offer (although I didn’t get to do much of that on this trip!) and I absolutely can’t go home without paying a visit to the city’s museum (lest you forget I’m a graphic designer when I’m not running LOL!)

With only six-days for the trip, with one day blocked out for the marathon, I essentially had 5 days to tour the city, while also familiarizing myself with pre- and post-race logistics (i.e., learning how to get to the starting line without being late for the race AND learning how to get back to my hotel after the race with as little walking as possible!)   (more…)

Day Two: Running in Kuala Lumpur with Nike

Monday, 22 December 2014  |  Favorite Posts, Travel + Adventure


For Day Two of the Nike Running Regional event, I woke up early to meet the rest of the team at the hotel lobby.  Just like the previous day, the day’s activities was going to be a surprise from Nike.  I had a hefty breakfast and looked forward to more running adventures that day.  I never would’ve guessed what Nike surprised us with! (more…)

Day One: Running in Kuala Lumpur with Nike

Sunday, 21 December 2014  |  Favorite Posts, Travel + Adventure


I arrived in Kuala Lumpur safe and sound on December 10 while my thoughts were with the Philippines as Typhoon Ruby wreaked havoc in the south and was expected to hit Manila by that evening. In KL, the weather was gloomy and wet too, but I instantly felt Nike’s warmth and hospitality as I was greeted by the Swoosh sign at the airport accompanied by a huge blue Nike sports bag.  Just 5 minutes at KL and I knew this was going to be a great running adventure with Nike.

After a hearty buffet meal, I was asked to change into the contents of that blue bag.  I opened the bag to find a brand spankin new pair of Nike Zoom Structure 18, a complete set of running attire, an extra shirt and flipflops all with the famous swoosh sign emblazoned on them. This was way too cool. I didn’t know where we were headed or what they were going to make me do on this Nike Regional Running event, but I was all in! (more…)

Running in Central Park

Wednesday, 29 October 2014  |  Favorite Posts, Travel + Adventure


After Chicago Marathon, it was almost a no brainer to hop on over to one of my favorite cities in the world, New York!  It was to be a short trip before heading home, hence we wasted no time in exploring the Big Apple. (more…)

Part 1: Chicago Marathon – Hello Chicago! Arrive, Dine, & Run!

Saturday, 18 October 2014  |  Travel + Adventure


I arrived in Chicago on October 9, Thursday, just a few days before race day on October 12.  My friends, Ton, Lit, Angel, and I stayed at The James Hotel, which I highly recommend for it’s clean, modern rooms, excellent service, and great location.

It was my first time in Chicago, which I learned later on didn’t get the Windy City nickname because of strong winds, but because, in the late 1800s, an editor once said that the politicians from there were full of hot air!  Well, it was pretty chilly and windy and I absolutely loved it! (more…)