• Product Reviews

    Meet Dear Kate

    A few months back, I had the opportunity to meet the team from Dear Kate at the Getting Gorgeous event in NYC. I immediately thought what a fantastic product they created for active and busy women! Their “underthings” are made using performance fabrics and have three absorbent and leak-resistant layers. I don’t know about you, but I am one of those ladies who has a secret stash of undies (aka granny panties) for that time of the month. I’ve always wished I had the confidence to wear pretty underthings and not be stressed about ruining them. Now I can…with Dear Kates! Dear Kate was created by women for women. The founder utilized her…

  • active life,  princess half,  race recap,  training

    Run Recap: 30th Annual YMCA Bethesda Turkey Chase 10K

    On Thanksgiving morning, I ran in the 30th Annual YMCA Bethesda Turkey Chase. This was my first 10K and the longest distance I have ever completed. For the Princess Half Marathon, runners are required to submit a proof of time in order to be placed in a starting point other than that last corral and the proof of time also needs to be from a 10K or higher. So running this race served a purpose other than trying out my pink running skirt, which I previously told you about.My hope for the run was to beat a time of 1:15.On Wednesday night, I laid out my race outfit, which Raisin…

  • active life,  dc metro,  eat and drink,  princess half,  training

    Week 4 Training Update

    Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and was able to take a break! I am back to the grind today with 3 weeks left of this semester. Then it’s four weeks of winter break (can’t wait!) before I enter the final stretch of business school. Not much to report on the training front this week. My breakdown was: Wednesday: Ran 2.8 miles Thursday: Turkey Chase 10K Sunday: Ran 3 miles On Saturday, I met up with a friend for lunch at Georgia Brown’s. The restaurant was weirdly empty almost the entire time we were there. On the other hand, it made for a good environment to catch up! I went all out…

  • active life,  princess half,  training

    Week 3 Training Update #sweatpink

    Happy Thanksgiving, friends! I know this update is slightly late, but better late than never, right? I was in Los Angeles for a few days, celebrating my brother’s engagement, so that wonked up my schedule a bit. While I was there I was able to procure my favorite fruit, persimmons. How I love thee! Thanks, Shirley! Anyhow, I am happy to announce that I am a Sweat Pink Ambassador! What is a Sweat Pink Ambassador? you ask. In a nutshell, Sweat Pink Ambassadors “sweat hard, play hard, and inspire those around them to achieve their best selves.” I am super excited to be a part of this program and can’t wait…

  • cape may,  eat and drink,  new jersey,  other US travel

    Farewell, Cape May

    For the past three years, I have been attending Raisin Bread’s annual family trip to the Jersey shore. This year marked what will likely be their last trip, so we made an extra effort to go this year even though it was only for one day. First, we celebrated a wedding in the Poconos. The next morning, we had breakfast at the piggy-est restaurant ever: Hickory Valley Restaurant in Swiftwater, PA. Everything was pork-tastic and there was quite a collection of pig paraphernalia. Then we went to pick up my brother from Philly and finished the drive to the shore. The shore season had ended by this point in September so…

  • active life,  home-cooking,  princess half

    Week 2 Training Update

    What a week! I’m sooo happy that the election is finally over. This was my first presidential election cycle living in a battleground state and it was super annoying, with the ads on the internet and television constantly, but also knowing how much money was being wasted on the election was extremely aggravating. Now, can we all finally move on? I had a long weekend for Veterans’ Day so I had some free time to cook. I decided to make some kimchee after attending a kimchee making class. I went with spring onions. It will still be a few days so I am still waiting patiently to see how it…

  • eat and drink,  explore,  other US travel,  puerto rico

    Easy, breezy in Puerto Rico

    Well, it looks like fall is finally upon us. The colder weather has me thinking about warmer climates so now seems like a good time as any to share about our trip to Puerto Rico this past January. Raisin Bread and I spent two days on our own and then met up with a friend from NYC.  We arrived in San Juan very late on our first night and simply picked up our rental car and drove to the hotel in the business district of San Juan.   Our first day was packed with lots of activity. Unfortunately, over the last nine months, we managed to lose all of the pictures…

  • active life,  princess half,  training

    Week 1 Training Update

    I thought that it would probably be a good idea for me to keep track of how my training for the Princess Half is going, so I will be providing a weekly update of where I am. Things so far have been going great. I’m lucky that Raisin Bread has agreed to go running with me whenever I want. He’s a great running buddy!  Before I give you the update, I went shopping…online…during the Hurricane. As I said before, I’m pretty new to running. Therefore, I had no idea that running skirts existed. Of course, I had to buy one when I found out about them though. Cute and functional!…