Back in Sammamish

I’m back in my hometown of Sammamish after taking the California Bar Exam last week. I’m happy the exam is complete and the last couple days have been devoted to physical and mental recovery. I didn’t realize how much I needed to sleep until I got home 🙂 I ran at my old stomping ground…

East Lake Sammamish Trail

This evening the weather was gorgeous with temps in the 70’s and clear blue skies. I took advantage of the perfect conditions and walked a section of the East Lake Sammamish Trail with my mom and dog Pepe. This 11 mile soft-surface pathway stretches from Issaquah to Redmond and is another example of a great…

Sammamish

I’m in my hometown of Sammamish, WA for a week and a half. Naturally, the weather is cool and rainy. A steady rain fell all day today and temps struggled to get to 50 degrees. Fortunately, I am brining some of the California sunshine as a hot ridge of high pressure is expected to build…

Graduation Weekend Photos

Here are a few photos from graduation weekend with my family! Immediately after the graduation ceremony with sister, mom, and neice. Nice shade under the redwoods at Huddart Park. Enjoying Richard’s Road Trail at Huddart Park. Lots of fun on the slide with sapta! I loved slides this much too =)

Law School Graduation!

Today was the graduation ceremony from Stanford Law School! It was a great ceremony and reception with memorable speeches from the faculty member, Professor Bankman, and student rep, Onye. Lunch with the family was also great at Macaroni Grill. We topped it all off by watching some great distance running events at the Payton Jordan…

Almost Finished!

Graduation from law school is May 4th and all assignments are due April 23rd, but I am almost done, including completion of two long papers (a total of 80 pages). The only major thing left is a contract mark-up which I can hopefully put away by the end of this weekend. I look forward to…

Two Tales of Tahoe

Skiing at Squaw Valley provided for wildly swinging emotions from disappointed in the morning to happy and satisfied in the afternoon. Two words sum up the divergent experiences: ice and slush! Morning = ice 😦 The morning conditions were about as awful as it gets with a solid sheet of ice covering virtually everything. It…

Tahoe on Tap!

I am still running easy these days and not by choice. Not only have the runs been slow, I have also felt generally sluggish and crummy (even at the slow pace) and I still have some pain in my groin area. Maybe I am getting too much sleep these days, hahaha. I am mentally more…

Shore Path, Part II

My hopes came to fruition and I was able to run the shore path in Pacific Grove again today. The fresh ocean breeze under sunny skies was awesome! Every time I run this awesome path I feel like I am getting a treat. The run basically covered all the paths from the Monterey Bay Aquarium…

Pacific Grove Ocean Shore Path

Yesterday my groin felt good enough to go out for a jog and I was lucky to be in a beautiful spot for my first run in several days. The soft-surface pathway along the shoreline in Monterey and Pacific Grove is one of my favorite places to run! The run was only 35 minutes, but…

Congrats Mom!

Big congrats to my mom, Ita Pantilat, for a great powerlifting effort despite being sick with the flu all week. She started off with squatting doing 231 pounds (not feeling great) and then felt better on the bench putting up 215 pounds and then 303 pounds for the deadlift. This was the first competition my…

Moody Road

I hit the Moody Road Loop in Los Altos Hills for a therapeutic 70 minute run (11 miles). I felt quite sluggish the first 40 minutes but then things felt lighter so I added on a mile to the usual loop. Despite feeling good towards the end, I held back because I didn’t want to…