My Malibu Marathon Experience

My Malibu Marathon Experience

You guys, I’m still on a small kine high from the Malibu Half Marathon.

Although the race was over a week ago, I can’t help but get all giddy when I think about the entire experience, because it goes so far beyond the finish line.

You see, this year I made a promise to myself to do more of the shit that makes me happy—like running, writing and inspiring the world around me. As a matter of fact, while most people spent January 1st, 2017 in bed with a gnarly hang over from the night before, I decided to run a half marathon.

Deep down, my heart knew that getting back on my running mermaid grind this year would give me the peace of mind I was yearning for.

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Pumpkin Koko-Spiced Smoothie

Pumpkin Koko-Spiced Smoothie

With basic bitch season in full swing, I can’t help but crave all pumpkin everything.

Cozy candles, warm coffee, and my Aunt Joyce’s legendary pie — you name it, I’m about it.

I mean, I even bought a pumpkin lotion to rub all over my body with the hopes some dude will smell it and feel the urge to cuddle the shit out of me. So really, are you even surprised that I’ve blended up the most epic pumpkin smoothie to sip on all season long?

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Commit To Something: My Equinox Experience

Commit To Something: My Equinox Experience

You guys, I have a confession to make— I’m afraid of commitment.

It’s not as much as the “settling down” kind of commitment, as it is the “all my eggs in one basket” kind of commitment.

I live in constant fear that saying yes to one opportunity will keep me from exploring another path of possibility and for the past couple of months I’ve been consciously trying to break this vicious cycle by challenging myself to commit to something.

But honestly, I didn’t know what the hell I wanted to commit myself to, until I walked through the doors of my local Equinox club and I saw the sign I was looking for (literally).

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Spacecake Soundtrack: My Solar Eclipse Playlist

Spacecake Soundtrack: My Solar Eclipse Playlist

As a girl with her head always in the clouds, do you really think I would have missed out on watching the phenomenal #SolarEclipse2017?!

Well believe it, because while some people ventured across the country to witness this once in a lifetime experience— in true Gennah fashion, I totally spaced.

I literally walked into the store for two minutes, and next thing you know, the historical moment is trending over Snapchat Insta-Story with its very own hashtag. After dealing with the initial FOMO, I soon discovered, just because I didn’t see it, doesn’t mean I couldn’t feel it.

Thanks to the magic of music, I was inspired to make a psychedelic playlist filled with stellar songs and trans-y tunes to help connect with all the high vibes surrounding me.

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#RunMalibu Playlist

#RunMalibu Playlist

Would you believe me if I told you I ran my first full marathon with zero training?!

Zip. Zilch. Nada.

I bought a number off Craigslist two days before the race and ran as Lilly Lee, a 38-year old from Honolulu Hawaii. Of course everyone told me I was insane for randomly deciding to run 26.2 miles, but honestly, there wasn’t a doubt in my mind. I knew I was fully capable of conquering this personal challenge, because I was able to imagine myself at the finish line, sipping on champagne and smashing some malasadas with a shiny medal around my neck.

Then on race day, after 5 hours and 45 minutes of running, I did just that.

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Mermaid of the Month: Hillary Agra

Mermaid of the Month: Hillary Agra

We’ve heard it time and time again, the age-old saying— “happiness is a choice.” 

But like, WTF does it even mean?!

Yeah it’s the ultimate caption for an epic sunset pic on Instagram, but I’m pretty sure happiness is the last choice you want to make while suffering from the pain of death, drowning in a shit ton of credit card debt, stuck in traffic on the 405, or facing whatever curve ball life throws your way.

I believe the whole “happiness is a choice” thing, is a lot easier said than done.

Although (I must say) my girl Hillary fully embodies this life mantra and has opened my eyes to what it truly means to choose happiness.

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Mermaid Munchies: Seaweed Spaghetti

Mermaid Munchies: Seaweed Spaghetti

Ever since I was a mini mermaid, I’ve had a tiny obsession with spaghetti.

No joke, it was the dinner of choice for all my childhood birthday parties. Every year I celebrated at The Spaghetti Factory slurpin’ up all that meaty goodness and getting drunk off Shirley Temples.

Pasta makes my mini mermaid heart happy, but at the same time, my adulting metabolism is saying, “Come on Gennah, let’s eat more veggies.” Well, thanks to my new favorite kitchen gadget, I’ve been able to feed my soul with the comfort of spaghetti, and refuel my body with the benefits of greens.

Feast your hungry eyes on the #foodporn that is Seaweed Spaghetti.

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