Exploring Cusco, Peru: Day 2

Exploring Cusco, Peru: Day 2

A typical meal in Cusco, Peru may include bread with butter and jam and coffee or tea. Other popular choices include: a chicharrón (fried pork) sandwich, tamale, or empanada. BREAKFAST IN CUSCO On my second day in Cusco I had breakfast at La Valeriana, a darling café...
Post ACL Surgery 1.5 Years

Post ACL Surgery 1.5 Years

I’m beginning to wonder if the effects of my ACL reconstruction surgery will ever stop bothering me on a psychological level. A year and a half later, and I still feel fragile, weaker than I used to be, and somewhat limited. (Maybe I’m all three?) I think...
Why I’m in Love with Madrid, Spain

Why I’m in Love with Madrid, Spain

A year ago around this time, I was on vacation in Spain. I remember this because of Facebook. Precisely on Day 3 in Madrid, I posted a selfie of my college roommate and I hanging out in La Puerta del Sol, a photo of us having lunch in a whimsical garden terrace, and a...
The Future of FPR

The Future of FPR

I must admit, I’m having a blog identity crisis. I first started French Press Runner in early 2015 to help me get through ACL surgery recovery. Sharing my experience became an outlet for me and what I hoped would be a resource for others. But now I’m back...
The Friday Five: How you doin?

The Friday Five: How you doin?

Note: this was first written at 7:00am 1. Airports make me Happy Today I am flying to LA on my second business trip ever. I’ll be presenting to Southern colleagues, and be back home before dinner. In fact, I’m writing this at the airport now. The busy vibe...
The Friday Five: What Happened

The Friday Five: What Happened

Oh Friday, you’re amazing. (And so are you, dear reader.) This weekend I’m heading south for a little beach retreat until Sunday. Looking forward to the four-hour drive (seriously, I love road trips), being in the sun, and drinking cocktails with mah girl...