Category Archives: 2015

I’m going to Hong Kong.

Every year I try to visit a new place in the US or abroad. This year I’m heading to Hong Kong during my birthday and Thanksgiving. I’ve never been out of the country for either of those days. Another first!

Seattle to Hong Kong

Seattle to Hong Kong

I had about 60k plus miles in my Delta account. Not enough for a free  flight, but enough to lower the price of a ticket. The ticket price was $781 and some change. With my miles discount the price was reduced down to $181. Not bad at all.

I’ve never flown in any other class than economy for international travel. Since I saved a good amount of money on my flight and I’ll be in the air during my birthday, I’ve decided to splurge a little.

Delta offers a Delta Comfort+ class. It’s a step up from economy. It cost roughly $200 to upgrade my flight, which stops in Japan for a short time before heading to Hong Kong. Both legs are included in the upgraded. I didn’t upgrade my flight back to Seattle. But it’s tempting.

The amenities for Delta Comfort+ include Sky Priority boarding (one of first to board), dedicated overhead bin space, extra legroom (about 4″), superior snacks (not exactly sure how they are superior), free drinks (of the boozy variety), and complimentary premium entertainment.

I arrive pretty late on my birthday. I hope to get in a birthday meal and a drink before getting some much needed sleep.

Instead of getting a hotel room, I found a nicely priced AirBnB in Causeway Bay. It’s near shops, parks, etc. Perfect location!

I definitely want to run while I’m there. Does anyone have any recommendations on running routes or running groups in Hong Kong?

Disclaimer: This blog posts looks like an ad, but it’s not. Delta did not compensate me in any way But it would be nice if they upgraded further me for my birthday. Insert wink here.

Chicago, here I come!

After not getting into the NYC Marathon for the fourth time (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015). On a whim I decided to enter the lottery for the Chicago Marathon.

Bank of America Chicago Marathon

“Congratulations! You have been selected to run the 2015 Bank of AmericaChicago Marathon.”

I’ve been wanting to go into the actual city of Chicago for a long time. I’ve been to the airport about a dozen times, but have never been in the city. This will be the first time in years that I’m running a race in a city I’ve never been to before. I’m very excited!

What should I see while I’m in Chicago?

 

 

2015 Ambassador and Sponsorships

I’m been very busy and have a LOT of updates to share! Lots of new ambassadorship and sponsorships for 2015.

Hammer Nutrition Ambassador
I was selected as a Hammer Nutrition Ambassador! I’m excited to be part of such an awesome company that has products that I really believe in. Recently I’ve been incorporating lots of Hammer recovery products into my recovery and I can really feel the change.

Click the image below for 15% off your first order!

Hammer Nutrition

The San Francisco Marathon Ambassador

For the fourth year in a row, I’ve been selected as a SFM Ambassador. I’m humbled and honored to represent the SFM again. This year I plan to run the 2nd half marathon.

Use the code TSFM2015WESTLEY to receive $25 ANY event! That includes the 5k, half marathon or marathon!

The San Francisco Marathon

Zensah Ambassador
I’ve been using Zensah compression sleeves for about 4 years. I was excited when I was approached about becoming an ambassador for Zensah! I couldn’t recovery after my runs without them!

Zensah

 

 

 

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