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20 days with no update! And people wonder why I gave up “professional” blogging. As usual I have a ton going on, but I’ll try to keep it in chronological order, going back to late June- my birthday! Birthday week started out fantastic- Kelsey took me to a Mariners game! We sat in the sun, [...]

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Nate Turns 2!

On April 20th (yes, Easter!) my nephew Nate turned 2! I can’t even believe it. It feels like yesterday Dan and I came home from Tokyo Disneyland to the news that he was born WEEKS early. We were beyond shocked, but so happy! I missed his first birthday since I was still living in Japan [...]

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First off, exciting news- I finally got professionally fitted for running shoes after being a runner for 2 years. I did go see a podiatrist when I was having Achilles problems and she recommended New Balance shoes for me, but beyond that I’d never had any professional critique. I ended up purchasing TWO sizes bigger [...]

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It’s March 20th this evening. Dan and I have officially survived being apart 2 months. Which means I’ve pretty much been in Seattle for 2 months, and things have really come together as I’ve finally settled in. When I first arrived in late January, after being sick for 2 weeks and 2 straight days of [...]

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It was my second year running the Pints to Pasta 10k, and I loved it just as much as the first year (if not more!) Last year I ran with Dan and his mother, but since he was back in Japan I went with my college friend Thomas. He’s a blast to go to races [...]

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This past Saturday I ran the Portland Color Run 5k. I was pretty indifferent about it. No speedwork since it was untimed. I figured it’d be fun and unique. The Color Run is a 5k race where you pass through 5 “color stations”, staffed with volunteers that spray you with fine color dust. Almost like [...]

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This is the life! Needless to say, I’m having a great time being back in the states! Pictured above is me, drinking up the sunshine, as I have lunch at MOD Pizza with Kelsey in Seattle. So excited Oregon is getting one as well! So far I spent a week in Hawaii with the fam, [...]

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I figured this life event was important enough to have its own entry: Dan proposed and I said yes! On Monday the 31st, the first thing we did that morning was head into downtown Portland to get our shirts and bibs for a 5k we were doing that night- the First Run 2013 5k. We [...]

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I went to upload some pictures from Dan’s and my trip to the Ghibli Museum today, and I realized I didn’t upload all my Portland pictures! I don’t have too many but still some fun highlights to share The first thing I came home to when I landed in Portland was a face full of [...]

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It’s Tuesday night here in Seattle, which means tomorrow I will be on my way back to Japan! This trip was so incredibly amazing, it has completely recharged my batteries and filled my heart with so much happiness. I really owe some people big thank yous! First of all my mom, who drove me everywhere, [...]

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