• 2019,  Baseball,  Musings,  SF Giants

    Musings: A Love Letter to Our Skipper

    I was not ready to write this before Sunday. I don’t think I’m still equipped to write this right now. Sunday I was full of emotions, coupled with possibly the worst hangover of 2019 too. Thus, made me an emotional mess to watch as Bruce Bochy commandeered his final SF Giants game E V E R! So, here I am, still sad with chills, going to say what I need to say to Boch. Dear Bochy, Congratulations on your retirement. I wish I could be mad that you are leaving us, but honestly, you deserve this retirement and time spent resting with loved ones and enjoying the next chapter of…

  • 2019,  California,  Family,  Musings,  San Francisco,  San Francisco Giants

    Musings: We All Scream for (the SF Museum of ) ICE CREAM

    I paid $45 for 250 photos. Seriously, if you want colorful social media images OR you are a child, this place is probably for you. Anything else, you might want to go to a different “museum.” mu·se·um (noun) – a building in which objects of historical, scientific, artistic, or cultural interest are stored and exhibited. google.com I heard a statistic that the Museum of Ice Cream was the most socially shared museum ever. Don’t quote me on that, but it struck me as odd. Then as I was discussing this stat with a good friend I remembered, from Italy, that all the larger, foreign historic museums don’t allow you to…

  • 2019,  Giant Race Series,  MLB,  Race Recap,  Running,  Sacramento,  San Francisco Giants

    Race Recap: Sacramento Giant Race, 5k

    Same race, same sissy’s, different year. I’ve been putting off writing this recap because honestly, it’s going to be basically the same as the ones I’ve written before 2018, 2017, and 2016. Well, besides the inaugural race (2016), they are pretty much the same. This year they updated the course slightly, which I’ll go over later. Other than that, it was business as usual for our hometown race under the Giants race series. Oh, one thing to note is that after three years they finally updated the race title to fit within the Giant race series a little more cohesively. It is no longer called the Riverfront race. I guess…

  • 2019,  Baseball,  MLB,  Musings,  San Francisco Giants

    Musings: Pitchers & Catchers

    My favorite two words in February! This day is most important because it truly signifies the START of the baseball season. Pitchers and catchers are officially required to report today, but pretty much everyone comes now too. And in case you aren’t too much in to baseball, each team designates their own Pitchers & Catchers reporting day, BUT I’m only worried about when my boys are in Arizona! My men in Orange && Black are B A C K! As the rumors of Harper keep filling my feed, I am not holding my breath. So many changes happening it seems like its all a little chaotic. Oracle Park will ALWAYS be…

  • 2018,  Giant Race Series,  Running,  San Francisco Giants

    Race Recap: San Jose 5mi 2018, Virtual Runner

    Virtual recaps are the best… Slight sarcasm intended. They are quick because there isn’t much to talk about. I paid to run at my leisure. For some reason, I find myself needing to recap my virtual runs. Maybe because its something new or maybe because I spent money to run on my own time, in my own city, with no race fun. But here I am, telling you about the time I acted like a true virtual runner, unlike when I virtually ran the Scottsdale 5k. I love the voice the Giant Race team has cultivated. They are sassy and fun, not stuffy and uptight like you’d expect a professional sports league to…

  • 2018,  Giant Race Series,  Running,  San Francisco Giants

    Race Recap: Scottsdale 5k 2018, Virtual Runner

    From October (if we are lucky) to February we dream in Orange && Black… However, we start receiving the Giant Race emails well into this quiet phase of non-baseball life. We get swept away with the ideals of a Series Sweep medal to prove we are okay spending at least $250 on running for our favorite team. We are okay with endless amounts of medals and bobbleheads because we LOVE our G-men! We do. We prove it every year. Every race. Every dollar spent. We are such SUCKERS! And I’m completely okay with it! That being said, this year, AGAIN, was not going to be a year that I’d be able to…

  • 2018,  Giant Race Series,  Running,  San Francisco Giants

    Race Recap – Riverfront 5k 2018

    No expectations, no worries. Since this race was literally one-week post break-up with J, I was still a huge emotional mess. I knew that wouldn’t stop me from physically running this race, but I also didn’t care about it. AT. ALL. Literally, it was the furthest thing from my mind. But, a commitment is a commitment and I don’t ever leave those unattended. From the lack of sleep and appetite to the emotional heartache I was dealing with, trying to comprehend a real race was truly just not something I could emotionally burn calories on. Not to mention, we were supposed to run this race together with Lil 🙁 I…

  • 2018,  Baseball,  MLB,  San Francisco Giants

    Musings: Today, It’s Baseball Time…

    SF Giants BASEBALL to be exact. Not ideally where I’d like to start the season, but just happy it’s STARTING! Just in case you don’t follow the G-men and/or baseball, the SF Giants will be starting the 2018 MLB season against the Dodgers in LA. I  feel gross even writing their name :/ But, it’s not anything we (Giants fans) have control over. The home opener is on April 3, so we have that to look forward to, too! I was lucky enough to get a little taste of the G-men, early…even though no AZ this year 🙁 The fam and I went to the annual Sacramento Rivercats vs the…

  • #GaneebanRuns,  2017,  California,  Giant Race Series,  Running,  SF Giants

    Race Recap: The Giant Race 10k

    The Giants may be having an AWFUL year, but their racing series is NOT! Ahh, to be so happy to run and support your team who is having the worst season (possibly) ever is humbling! Regardless of their current league standing, thousands flocked to San Francisco this weekend to show their support. Putting one foot in front of another for 3.1 miles, 6.2 miles, or 13.1 miles, we showed our spirit and love for our FAVORITE team! Lil and I committed to being Triple Baggers this year, which means we ran the Rivercats 5k, San Jose Giants 5 miler, and we finished it with the SF Giant Race 10k. These…

  • 2017,  Baseball,  California,  MLB,  San Francisco,  San Francisco Giants

    Musings: Pitchers && Catchers A N D FanFest

    Blogger FAIL, this was supposed to be posted yesterday // 2.13.17… Everyone is excited about GALentines, but it’s all about PITCHERS & CATCHERS reporting TODAY! via sfgiants.com I’m all about celebrating women, which is today….BUT…I can’t hide my excitement for Baseball season! Fan Fest for my beloved SF Giants was this weekend, which only heightened my excitement level. As we came down from the high of seeing our favorite humans and being in our home away from home, we didn’t have to let our low get too low. Because only two short days later is today, when our pitchers and catchers report to Arizona for Spring Training. Now, we all…