Meet Berkeley’s newest soon-to-be pet therapy team! Last week Wally passed his Canine Good Citizen test, earning his first AKC title and completing a pre-requisite for becoming a therapy dog! Becoming an AKC… Continue reading

Hiking Half Dome

This weekend I hiked 21 miles with an elevation gain of 6,000 feet to summit Half Dome in Yosemite National Park (thanks, new Garmin for fun stats). It was gorgeous and grueling and… Continue reading


If I told you I spent an hour with the Queen of Sweden, was a guest of the Mayor of Stockholm for a dinner hosted in the room where the Nobel Prize is… Continue reading


In very exciting news, today I accepted a position at the University of California, Berkeley! This is super exciting because of the opportunity to be part of such an esteemed institution and work… Continue reading

Besting the bike

This weekend I went out for one of my longest rides ever- 30 miles. 30 miles is a fine distance, but definitely nowhere near where I should be for an Ironman in August.… Continue reading

Ironman Updates

The only predictable thing in my life recently has been that it has been unpredictable. After massive life upheaval Ironman took a serious backseat- I needed to focus on getting my home and… Continue reading

Hiking Tilden Park

On Sunday our good friend invited us on a walk around Tilden Park. Our walk turned into a 4 hour excursion with pit stops for snacks and a ride on one of two… Continue reading

Kehoe Beach at Point Reyes

On Saturday we took a scenic drive to Point Reyes to let the dogs play at Kehoe Beach. We wound through rolling hills and spots of redwoods among hundreds of cyclists who were… Continue reading

Briones Regional Park

I went on my first California hike today. I went to Briones Regional Park at the recommendation of a friend who said that the Eastern hills are lush, beautiful, and green this time… Continue reading

One heck of a month

March rocked me. I have no idea what happened, probably because it feels like everything happened. Some snippets: In my last week in Colorado I gave three large talks: one at the University,… Continue reading