what happened in April 2013?
april went by in a breeze, whew. What was new in April?
1. I started Avalon studio’s yoga teacher training program. The program will last five months, and I hope to come out of the program as a humble teacher and a more experienced yogi.
2. I went to Coachella! Lots of new experiences, sun, and wonderful music. I came back in love with Sara Quinn (apparently single).
1:30 pm • 3 May 2013
Tribune’s Tribute to Boston
I found a beautiful tribute to Boston, printed on Chicago Tribune’s sports page this morning. I pray for the families affected by the heinous act, and I pray that a single, cowardly act will not take hope away from people. I hope to attend the Boston marathon as a spectator in 2014.
1:19 pm • 16 April 2013 • 4 notes
Farmer’s Market on California Avenue
This is the favorite part of my new Sunday routine. Before yoga teacher training starts in the afternoon, I stop by the farmer’s market on the street and pick up avocados, oranges, strawberries, and a treat.
There is something inherently rewarding about purchasing local produce, and the prices tend to be similar to those at Trader Joe’s
7:33 am • 15 April 2013
College grads and the job market
This article on the Atlantic elaborates on how bad (or not so bad) recent colleges have it on the job market. There are pretty graphs dispersed through out the text to push you along.
This doesn’t quite capture the essence of the piece, but according to sources cited on this article, it is safer to obtain a college degree than not.
11:03 am • 8 April 2013
what happened in march 2013?
1. i flew to south korea for a weekend
i needed to get two root canals. having weighed multiple options, i decided to fly home for the procedures since i had much better dental insurance back home.
my dentist shook his head when he saw the state i was in. upon his inquisition, i continued to exclaim: “but i never really eat sweet things!’, “but i always floss!”. but we both knew that i drink too much diet coke and chew on sweet things too often.
root canal was painful and long. of the 72 hours in korea, 8 were spent in my dentist’s office. i’ve been flossing religiously ever since.
2. i ran my second half-marathon!
the oakland half-marathon happened exactly 3 days after i returned from korea.
the race route covered different parts of downtown oakland and looped around the beautiful lake merritt at the end. a lot of people came out to the street to support the runners with various signs, instruments, and costumes. at about mile 8, i ran past an old woman who kept shouting out, “thank you for running, thank you for running for oakland!”. i almost teared up, but that was probably an overreaction.
the race felt miserable most of the time, but i ended up reaching my goal of finishing under 2 hours. my new pr is 1:51:39!
3. raw food diet
i had gone a little overboard with eating when i was briefly at home. i was determined to start some type of a cleanse, but not the kinds that forbid me from consuming anything other than lemon juice. i chose the raw food diet, because it doesn’t keep me from my fruits and veggies (this blog was very convincing of its benefits).
i’m much happier with this diet than i had ever imagined, because just after a few days, i stopped craving processed foods. i’m probably eating too much nuts and avocadoes to actually lose weight from this diet, but i’ve never felt more cleansed or leaner!
1:10 pm • 6 April 2013