The world is broken because we’re broken… — Viola Davis

Growing up in the heartland of America as a daughter of a first-generation, immigrant parents I have lived and grew through many traumatic and painful experiences that were the results of the different physical and social characteristics that I inherited at birth (e.g., …


In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love.

Not many people know this, but I used to hate running. It all can be traced back to my sophomore year in high school when my gym coach out of nowhere declared on final day that everyone who wants to pass his class (regardless of what grade people have earned…


The wound is the place where the Light enters you . ― Rumi

The great German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche, once wrote “To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.”

Living is a blessing, but living is also not easy; especially during times when we are confronted with great challenges such as the loss of a job…


Life has no limitations, except the ones you make. — Les Brown

Of all the fruits I ever tasted, lemon is not on my top 10 list of favorite fruits. Heck, it’s not even on the top 100; and probably belong somewhere in the bottom.

Despite my lack of taste for lemons, over the years I have came to appreciate this beneficial…


“If you want to change the world, start with yourself.” — Mahatma Gandhi

Woke up feeling not so great — legs and body were feeling the beating and residual effects of the 30+ miles I have been pulling the past four days. Outside was dark, cold, and rainy. However, like any other gloomy days before this I reminded myself that the only time…


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During times of great uncertainty and adversity, I always fall back to the 10 lessons that Admiral McRaven shared with the class of 2014 graduates at UT from his years of being in the Navy Seal.

These lessons have shaped my behaviors and my views of life and its challenges…


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I read a thoughtful newsletter from work today that reminded me of a few things I have been neglecting to do, and I want to pass on the message…

It’s true that we are living in one of the most uncertain times right now from both the health and economy…


Push yourself because no one else is going to do it for you. — Unknown

Format & Theme: 2G | ESP

Equipment: Tread, rower; dumbbell (DB)

Location: San Jose Rose Garden

Coach: Amber

Run Block 1 (3.5 mins): 30 sec Push pace, 1 min base, 30 sec all-out (AO), 90 sec walking recovery (WR)

Run Block 2 (4 mins): 30 sec Base @ 2% incline…


It will become reality if you refuse to quit. Embrace where you’re at now, not where you are not. — Hannah Eden

Format & Theme: 2G | ESP (2000m benchmark)

Equipment: Tread, rower, dumbbell (DB); BOSU

Location: San Jose Rose Garden

Coach: Tri

Run/Row Block (13 mins): Row 2000m, 2 min Push pace on tread, 12 reverse lunges total; decrease run by 30sec each round and keeping the same number of lunges

Floor Block 1 (13 mins — aim 3–4 sets): 12 back extension on BOSU, 24 running man on BOSU, 12 DB ground to press, 12 standing DB overhead tricep extension, 12/14/16 standing DB overhead calf raises

Run Block (5 mins): Continue run where left off and decrease run by 30sec each round follow by 12 reverse lunges total (if down to 30 sec run stay in that round until time is called)

Floor Block 2 (7 mins — 3–4 sets): 10 DB ground to press, 12/14/16 bicycle crunches total


Of course it’s hard. It’s supposed to be hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. Hard is what makes it great. — A League of Their Own.

Format & Theme: 2G | Strength

Equipment: Tread, rower, dumbbell (DB); bench

Location: San Jose Downtown

Coach: Bo

Tread Block 1 (6 mins — goal maintaining Base pace): 1 min Push pace, 1 min Base, 1 min Base @ 5% incline, 1 min Base, 90 sec Push, 30 sec all-out…

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