• 2013,  California,  California International Marathon,  Fitness,  Running,  Sacramento

    Race Recap: California International Marathon

    I am a Marathoner! This has been a long time coming, so please bear with me as this recap will most likely be a mini novela! Earliest wake-up call known to man!  So I knew I had to be at the Parentals by 4:45AM to make it to the bus by 5:15AM. It was imperative that I get my breakfast on and have time to make sure I had all my gear, nutrition, and hydration in place. So, bright and freakin’ early I was up. AM, yeah that’s right! As I have been doing for the last four months, I wake up with enough time to eat breakfast and poop (TMI, but…

  • 2013,  California,  California International Marathon,  Health,  Running,  Sacramento

    Get Your CIM On!

    Oh hey, by the way – I’m running my first marathon! I don’t know when or how I decided 30 was a year I would run the infamous runner’s holy grail…the “marathon”. Granted, know that I am aware of Ultra’s, this really isn’t the holy grail. But for the average runner, the non-deranged that is, this is as good as it gets. Apparently, 30 is a big deal, so why not commit to something BIG during my celebratory year? I could have swore that I already posted this to the blog, but I guess I was incorrect. Many, many months ago, I signed up for the 2013 California International Marathon. I signed…

  • 2013,  California,  Travel

    Happy, Happier, Happiest

    I could possibly be a closet Disney freak… Could is incorrect, I am. It took just one trip back, after about seven years, to remind me of this. I completely and wholeheartedly adore everything about this place. The overpriced everything and overabundance of kids are not lost on me, but I just think of it as part of the experience. The marketer in me knows what is going on here, but I succumb to it all like a little kid. I want everything, this time my affinity was toward Minnie, which has changed from the Princess collection stuff! Something about the red with white polka dots was luring me in.…