My Whole30 Experience: Week 1

My Whole30 Experience: Week 1

At the end of 2016, I decided that one of my 2017 goals would be completion of the Whole30 challenge. What appealed to me most was that it was only 30 days, and that it was based on eating real food 100% of the time. I also wanted a way to get rid of my...
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...
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...