Miles of Murals II

– by Sam@Empire with photos by Brandon Raines– Now in it’s second year, Pow!Wow!Worldwide! was taking over the blank canvas walls of San Jose. Unlike Chichai and Chris, I wasn’t able to fly out to Hawaii and attend festivities out there, so I was stoked to try and get involved in what is only just developing…

The Speed Project 4.0

-By Sam@Empire- Last month I took on a The Speed Project. I wrote about the race a year ago, observing from the outside, but this year I got to live it myself. The Speed Project is an ultra relay. 344-something miles from Santa Monica Pier to the “Fabulous” Las Vegas sign. Crazy right? Crazy enough for…

Make Everyday Earth Day

– by ChiChai@Empire – In the spirt of making Earth Day everyday, I want to share what drives me to be more environmentally-conscious and what steps I take to do so. Why Through Project PEARLS, I work with communities that literally live in garbage. Seeing firsthand how much plastic toxins and food waste and other…

The Motivators

by:aiko@empire A key tip for success is surrounding yourself with like minded motivated people. Often times we can control our environment and if you find your environment pulling you away from your fitness goals…remember YOU have the power to change. “Surround Yourself With the Right People” During the beginning stages of my serious fitness lifestyle…

Rock ‘N’ Roll New Orleans

By:  Sam@Empire I did it. I ran my first Marathon. 26.2 Miles. Crazy right? Earlier this month I met up with Kat (whom I ran with last year in DC) and decided that I wanted to make Rock ‘N’ Roll New Orleans the destination of my first marathon! No it’s not as glamorous as the…

Her Expedition

by: aiko@empire People have been asking about my fitness journey. How did I get so toned? How can you lift that? What made you get into fitness? Everyone has a story..  Well here’s a little gist of my journey.. Bad and the Good. Here’s my story… Growing up my mom raised me to stay busy….

Full Range of Things

-by: aiko@empire Getting into shape such as diets and exercise tend to be the main focus of a fit lifestyle.. We always want the quickest ways to lose fat, look tone, and have a peach booty.  We do short term. Following interesting fab diets to hitting a PR in squats can be a distraction to…

ALL Of Her

-BY: AIKO@EMPIRE- “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” The Three Wins!  What? Why? Who? What makes YOU happy and excited? For myself, it’s the journey of being the absolutely best I can be. Mind, Body, and Soul. Waking up 4AM to start my day with a simple stretch…..

Run the Empire

– Sam@Empire – This past Sunday we were blessed with a beautiful bright and crispy November morning for our Run The Empire 5k! Almost 20 Runners including myself and Chris@empire showed up for our meet up at Road Runner Sports, Berkley, to take on the Ohlone trail course! A few participants have already completed their…

Run the Empire!

Come run with us for Empire in the Air’s 2nd 5k fundraiser!! Proceeds of this event will go to Project PEARLS’ Christmas Program where registration fees will “adopt” a Project PEARLS family by providing groceries for their holiday meals and Christmas gifts for their children. REGISTER HERE! To learn more about Project PEARLS, please visit…