• #GaneebanRuns,  2014,  Run To Feed The Hungry,  Running,  Sacramento

    Race Recap: Run to Feed the Hungry 2014

    I’m a Race Rebel! Only when it comes to this race. If you’re a new-ish reader, you can read last year’s recap here, I don’t want to bore everyone with redundancy! Let’s just say, with 27,000 runner’s each year, I deem it acceptable to hop in about a quarter of a mile into the race. They’ve gotten smarter over the years and blocked the entrance so you can walk to the start line and hop in, that being said…I just wait my happy butt on a random little island near the start and hop in after the fast-ies pass. Yeah, take your judgey pants off! I pay for the race,…

  • #NailedIt,  2014,  Family,  Pinterest,  Thanksgiving

    WIAW – I HATE Pinterest!

    #NailedIt Please let me explain before you stop reading. My hatred stems from its ability to give me  false hope that what I find on a stupid “board” will be easy to make. And also because the title tells me so! Psh, lies…all lies! I’m sure some of you readers will immediately gasp at my title of the blog today, but seriously…let’s be real! Pinterest is kinda dumb, but kind genius as well, which is probably why I despise it! Boards and pins, even more stuff social media stuff that I have to keep up with. Today’s WIAW is a little different that what Jenn had originally intended this link-up to be, but…

  • 2014,  Black Friday,  Christmas,  Family,  Friends,  Polar Express,  Rose & Thorn,  Sacramento

    Rose & Thorn [27]

    Adios November… Rose: Giving thanks, family, and friends… Thorn: Damn head cold…part deux! So, since I generally start my weekend when I get out of work, this post should start from Wednesday at noon until yesterday evening. Buuuut, this would be the longest blog post ever to be written so I’ll try to keep it short and simple, even picture based for ya’ll! WEDNESDAY Errands, errands, errands. A quick solo lunch, cause J as stuck at home sick. Packet pick-up for the annual Thanksgiving day run and then home to chill for a second. J accompanied AND paid for my pedicure – I won a bet in January (yes, 10…

  • 2014,  Friendsgiving,  What I Ate Wednesday (WIAW)

    WIAW – Friendsgiving

    When two Asians and an Italian get together……on a Tuesday night, it becomes Friendsgiving. Because it’s the popular thing to do these days and well, we don’t really want or need to cook for each other. We dine out with adult beverages and good food! I may or may not have died about two hours after consumption of said food, but I’m still going to post what went down last night. The Italian = The Guidette. The Two Asians = The Bestest & I. Just so you get the characters of the evening straight. The Guidette has MIA for a couple weeks, because she was in FL on vacation in…

  • 2014,  Apple Hill,  Birthdays,  Friends,  Rose & Thorn,  Running,  Veggie Week

    Rose & Thorn [26]

    Sorry, a date late…dang head cold got the best of me yesterday 🙁 The last weekend of normalcy… Rose: Completing a full week of marathon training! Thorn: Damn head cold… Weekend collages are a must! This is the last weekend, before the whirlwind of the holiday’s sweeps us into an oblivion. It starts with Thanksgiving, then black Friday, then CIM, then all the holiday parties, then Christmas, then NYE. Then, if you’re like me, you’re in a holiday hangover for a week or so. Then it’s back to the normalcy that was this weekend. FRIDAY Wish I had something fun or cool to report. Nope, wasn’t feeling the best, so…

  • 2014,  Musings,  Napa Valley Marathon,  Running,  San Luis Obispo Half Marathon

    Musings: Someone Help…

    I need advice… …among other things in life, obviously! Pretty please… Here is the situation. I am running my 2nd marathon…EVER…on March 1st in Napa, California. I signed up for this months ago and have a training schedule in place.   However, about a month ago, I learned I was selected to be an ambassador for the SLO Marathon. Luckily, it also has a 5k and a half marathon distance too. I’m not required or forced to run any distance, so here is where my issue lies. To this point, I’ve ran one full marathon. After March 2nd, I’ll have ran my 2nd marathon (ever). Both of which have been…

  • 2014,  Career,  Running,  Thinking Out Loud

    Thinking Out Loud – What Happened…

    It’s already Thursday…. Amanda at .RUNNING WITH SPOONS. Annual Meeting // Every year, here at work, we host an Annual Meeting for our grower owners. If you don’t get this, then sorry. We are a cooperative here at work, so we are owned by the growers who entrust us with their almonds. Once a year we put on a meeting to show them what we’ve been doing all year, to make their almonds make them money. Pretty simple right…it’s basically a scaled down version of a trade show. I am in charge of my division’s booth, so this week has been a little hectic at work. The show was a…

  • #SmallTownBIGRace,  2014,  Musings,  San Luis Obispo

    Musings: #SmallTownBIGRace

    So I was a little premature, kinda like a teenage high school boy… My post a couple weeks ago let you in on my secret… But, just in case you missed it, I was selected as a SLO Marathon Ambassador for 2015! Get social about it: Facebook: /slomarathon Twitter: @slomarathon Instagram: @raceslo Pinterest: RaceSLO Hashtag: #RaceSLO Here are my TOP 5 Reasons for you to join me and #RaceSLO in the #SmallTownBIGRACE ! You can choose to run one of the three distances the SLO Marathon has to offer- full marathon, half marathon, or the 5K! I even have a discount code so you can get your Baller-On-A-Budget like I always love too! 5.…

  • 2014,  Até,  Five Things Friday,  Home,  Running,  San Luis Obispo Half Marathon

    5 Things Friday – It's Baaaaccck….

    I decided to get a little creative last week, but I’m back on track… Thanks, Clare! 5 Things I’m Looking Forward Too This Weekend: 1. Baby Zachary’s baptism – Grateful I was asked to witness such a milestone for the Gangl family! 2. Actually getting to use a Living Social deal that I thought was going to go unused. Three of us bought the deal so that six of us could go taste and on a tour. But we just couldn’t get all six girls schedules to work, so Jenn and I will go swoop the 6 bottles of wine and get our tasting on! 3. Trin-Monies last roller derby…

  • 2014,  Girl's Night

    WIAW Turns Liebster Award

    What has my life come too? I don’t have any pictures to post for WIAW! Well I might be able to scrounge up a few for your viewing pleasure…but it won’t be my best WIAW work! Lo siento. November Girls Night – Thanksgiving themed Working lunch, only my first plate 😉 Since I didn’t have enough images to tantalize your taste buds, we’re going in a completely different direction… Heather over at Girl Goes Running nominated me for a Liebster Award! Thanks girl, they are silly, but I love answering these survey style questions. I think I did one of these almost a year ago. It really doesn’t matter, because…