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    Musings: It Isn’t Fall Without Apple Hill

    Do you have Fall traditions?! If you live in or near Sacramento, I’m sure you travel to Apple Hill at least once a year. If you’re lucky (and brave), you go more. What is Apple Hill, you may ask? It’s rolling hills of apple orchards, pumpkin patches, and Christmas tree farms in Camino, California. Home of apple fritters the size of your face and an endless supply of apple donuts and apple cider. Among other things…such as arts and crafts for sale, homemade everything, and a classic Fall day with family and/or friends. It’s basically a Fall staple for any Northern Californian. From Sacramento, it’s only about a 45 minute drive…on a good day. I could…

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    #CoachPAndLotTieTheKnot – 10.16.16

    When you’re girl marries her prince… Photo by Cristal you CELEBRATE! Even if it’s pouring rain, like buckets of rain. Flash back to a couple of years ago, lil Adri’s bday party was in full swing at Round Table. The Teacher (re: Lot) mentioned she had a date later that evening, “just for coffee” she told us. Obviously we poked and prodded for details, which easily came forth. She’d been FB messaging with an old co-worker, whom she used to work with back in the day and he also went to our high school. After the details were laid out, we all were really excited for her to have coffee…even…

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    Kick Rocks, PSL!

    Please stop your pumpkin-scarves-Fall-leaves-rain talkin… Via …until the Autumn Equinox, at least!  From here on out, I will not let anyone take the last few days of summer away from me. Your talk of pumpkin anything is annoying. Talk of rain is only allowed this year because of our serious need for water (no, I will not abuse the D word). Otherwise I’d tell you shove it, as well. Yes, I have some of my “basic” (as the kids are using these days) tendencies. But PSL, gloomy weather, and jonsing for the fall weather are not any of them. Scarves, yes. I have so many our downstairs closet will barely…

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    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…

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    Race Recap: Apple Hill Harvest Run 3.5 Miles

    The Now I get why they call it Apple HILL! My love for Apple Hill has an all new level of appreciation. I never stopped to think why it was called Apple HILL. Yes, apples…they are everywhere and I eat them in copious amounts when I’m there. But never did I pay attention to the “HILL” part of the name. Even when you are driving through the town, you don’t pay attention, because you are normally going at snail pace due to the traffic. Oh, but it’s a whole different story when you race here. Lesson learned! I’ve been dying to do an AH run and it finally worked in…

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    Rose & Thorn [23]

    The My heart is full… Rose: Celebrating J’s birthday! Thorn: Extreme runner’s guilt for downgrading my race distance on Sunday… Firsts’ in a relationship are always exciting. So, celebrating J’s birthday was no different. It was my first birthday to spoil him rotten, as he deserves. It was also a busy, busy, busy weekend of running around, time with L, and a race. FRIDAY After working all day, when I got off work it was time to go into full celebration mode of J! I wish we both could have taken the day off, but sometimes that isn’t how the cookie crumbles. The Guidette is a crazy talented when it…

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    ‘eeeef Friday

    It’s Friday. Its Fabulous. Five Fabulous “F” things going on in my life…     Firsts’: Going to the Chiro today, excited and nervous. I hope he doesn’t tweak me in a bad way, race on Sunday. I need to be on my A game for the 10th anniversary of the #NWM!   Flexin’: I’m feeling strong. After doing my assisted pull-ups yesterday, I’m ready to check this goal off the list – do more than one pull-up, unassisted! This will happen soon and I know Midtown Strength and Conditioning will get me to this goal. But this picture is way better to represent “flexin’,” can’t wait for game day,…