My thoughts on design, running, and life.

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NYRR Popular Brooklyn Half 2018

The spring racing season is complete! This past training cycle was extremely successful. I started off the year with a solid PR at the Fred Lebow Manhattan Half in January and did even better in March at the United Airlines NYC Half. The Popular Brooklyn Half on Saturday, May 19th, was my final major race for the season so the pressure was on! Here’s a recap of everything leading up to the Brooklyn Half and how it all went down on race day.  (more…)

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BAA 5K & Boston Marathon 2018

Last month, I traveled to Boston to immerse myself in marathon weekend festivities to get inspired. This time of the year is when the entire city of Boston comes together to celebrate a global field of remarkable athletes who have put in years and miles of hard work. The experience was awe-inspiring and everywhere I looked was a beautiful display of camaraderie. Here’s a recap of how the trip went down.  (more…)

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Driving DWRT’s membership development with design thinking

The Dashing Whippets Running Team (DWRT) is an amazing New York City-based running team, driven by the diversity of its members. I love being a Whippet! I’m surrounded by incredible athletes who unconditionally support one another in achieving big goals. In the past few months, I’ve been working with the committee to incorporate design thinking methodologies to improve our membership onboarding experience to increase conversion, and wanted to share a glimpse of this process. (more…)

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Today is my 2nd blogiversary!

Two years ago today on March 26, 2016, I published my first post. 112 blog posts later, I’m happy that I haven’t lost my passion for writing and kept up the momentum. I’m still flowing with ideas and there are many topics I’d like to explore. Last year, to celebrate my first blog anniversary, I shared things that I learned throughout the process of blogging. This year is a roundup of my favorite posts and why they’re meaningful.  (more…)

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United Airlines NYC Half 2018

Breathtaking! My finishing time, I mean. The sights on the brand new route were wonderful but there’s nothing like finishing significantly faster than anticipated. On Sunday, March 18th, I raced through the streets of Brooklyn and Manhattan with almost 22,000 runners and smashed the United Airlines NYC Half 2018 with a new PR! This race was my first sub-2 half marathon last year so I was excited for what round two had in store for me.  (more…)

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It’s my birthday and my last year as a twenty-something

Yesterday on Thursday, March 1st, I turned 29 years old. Happy birthday to me! It’s my last year as a twenty-something and I wanted to celebrate by sharing random things about myself and reflect on life. Last year, I published a birthday celebratory piece on why I love life and want to keep this birthday post as a blog tradition. To give this a fun twist, I’m doing an A through Z category post about me.  (more…)

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I’m Riri, a UX writer, runner, New Yorker, and dad music enthusiast. Full bio.

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