My name is Naomi and I live in the San Francisco Bay Area.

I was born and raised in Hawai’i, in a culture that loves food. I grew up overweight and athletically challenged.

In 2004 I joined a gym, worked with a personal trainer (who still trains me today!) and lost 40+ lbs, dropping 4 dress sizes.

2001 // 2011

2001 // 2011

But it wasn’t until after that happened that I realized how much fun being active could be. Since then I’ve discovered a deep love for all fitness-related things, especially running.

About The Tao of Me

The Tao of Me is my personal blog that chronicles my experiences in pursuit to create the healthiest me I can be.

This site started as a travel journal, and then became a place to share my musings. Over the past four years it has evolved to become a creative outlet where I talk about running, training, eating and where I still share random thoughts.

I find that leading a healthy lifestyle is constant learning process. I learn a lot from reading other blogs and hope that the experiences that I share here can also help others who may be looking for new ideas, or motivation to adopt an active lifestyle. It’s a cliché but it’s true – if I can do it, anyone can! You can read “My Story” here.

Some topics you may find interesting are:

+ Weekly Workout Recaps
+ Race Reports
+ Nutrition
+ Sharing What I Love

Some of my other interests are…

+ Sports – I live for the San Francisco Giants and 49ers
+ Technology – I work in high tech in Silicon Valley
+ Cooking – I’m not very good at it…my escapades might amuse you

I love to connect with other like-minded people and would love to hear from you. You can find me on social media at:

+ Twitter: @NJnSF
+ Pinterest: Check out my pin boards on Pinterest
+ Instagram: @NJnSF
+ Tumblr: Where I post Runspirations

Or drop me an email to say hello at: NJnSF@inaomi.com

7 Responses to About

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  2. Jennifer says:

    Love your stories and everything about this whole blog! I ran into it by accident while looking for all women running events. So now I must get more info on he Mermaid series! I’m interested in the Mountain View one. Do you know how big of a race it is people wise and if they will mail you your race stuff or if you can pick it up on race day? Keep on blogging! Now, I am going to try some coco water!

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  5. Jessica says:

    WOW! I am so motivated by your story!!

  6. Lalers says:

    wow kemi! congrats! love you!

  7. DahnaRae says:


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