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My First Marathon: Honolulu 2013

My First Marathon: Honolulu 2013

Never in my life did I dream that I’d run a full marathon. It’s not that I didn’t think I could do it – I just didn’t have the desire. Half marathons are good enough, right? Who in their right mind wants to pay to run 26.2 miles? While planning a December trip to Hawaii last year, I saw that we’d be there during the Honolulu Marathon, which took place just days after my 30th birthday... Read more →

2013: A Retrospective

2013: A Retrospective

2013 has been an amazing year packed full of exciting new experiences and personal growth. In all my years of blogging, I don't recall ever sitting down to reflect on the year and put together a list of "highlights". I have a few moments to do that now before my friends and I head to New York to ring in 2014. Here are the things that I'm happy about from the past year... Read more →

Training For My First Marathon: The Routine

Training For My First Marathon: The Routine

When I learned that my girlfriend's mother was planning on celebrating her birthday by running in the Honolulu Marathon, I decided that I wanted in on the action. I assumed that there was a Honolulu half marathon that I could sign up for, so I committed to doing that... And then I found out that the "Honolulu Half Marathon" doesn't exist. My only option at that point was to suck it up and sign up for the full 26.2 miler... Read more →

Training For My First Marathon: The Playlist

Training For My First Marathon: The Playlist

Next Sunday, I'll be running my first full marathon. I've done 5Ks, 10Ks, and a half marathon, but never a full. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't slightly intimidated by the prospect of running 26.2 miles. I've also never been to Hawaii, and the marathon is in Honolulu, so that's pretty cool. It's also the day after my 30th birthday. I've spent the past few months training and my playlist has evolved... Read more →

7 Days on a Bike: DC to Pittsburgh on the C&O Canal & GAP Trail

7 Days on a Bike: DC to Pittsburgh on the C&O Canal & GAP Trail

My Dad and I recently spent a week riding along the C&O Canal and GAP Trails. 330 miles, from Arlington, VA to Pittsburgh, PA. This was an amazing trip, and I took a ton of photos along the way. Here are some of my favorites. Read more →

Catalina Island!

Catalina Island!

I've lived in Southern California for almost 4 years now, and up until August I had never set foot on Catalina Island. There's really no excuse for that. We decided to make a trip to the island to celebrate a friend's birthday. We caught a very early boat ride from San Pedro and landed in Avalon before breakfast. Read more →

Exploring Abandoned Houses & Boat on Parramore Island in Wachapreague, VA!

Exploring Abandoned Houses & Boat on Parramore Island in Wachapreague, VA!

My friends and I found three abandoned homes and a large commercial fishing boat docked on an island off the coast of Virginia. Check out some of these pictures! Read more →

Backpacking Angeles Forest – Three Points to Cooper Canyon

Backpacking Angeles Forest – Three Points to Cooper Canyon

A quick write-up (with photos) of a 15 mile overnight backpacking trip along the PCT in Angeles National Forest Read more →

Hiking in Serrano Canyon

Hiking in Serrano Canyon

I went on my first Meetup.com group hike in Serrano Canyon and got some great pictures in the process. Check them out here! Read more →

I Built A Home Rock Climbing Wall!

I Built A Home Rock Climbing Wall!

As the title says... I built a home rock climbing wall! Actually, I can't even pretend that I did this on my own. A lot of people heavily contributed to this bad boy as it evolved over the past few years. Our rock climbing wall was born in January of 2010 in a "man cave" in Hawthorne, CA. Dan Pacifico and I wanted to be able to build our climbing strength, and we had a ton of room in the garage to work with. Read more →