• 2019,  Giant Race Series,  MLB,  Race Recap,  Running,  Sacramento,  Sacramento,  SF 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,  Birthdays,  California,  Family,  Friends

    Musings: My First Disneyland Birthday

    It only took me 36 years… Thanks, parentals 😉 HAHA, JK, I’m totally kidding. I am so beyond blessed and spoiled by my parents, this is TOTALLY a joke! But, now I know why we generally didn’t go to Disneyland for my birthday. March in Anaheim is sketchy. Like, are you going to dump buckets or are you going to be warm and sunny? The week before we left I was looking at the weather app each day, possibly multiple times a day. All I kept seeing was the rain emoji for Sunday and cloudy for Monday. Nothing I could do about it, except for plan my outfits accordingly. Months…

  • 2019,  Birthdays,  Milestones

    Musings: 35 Things I’ve Learned at 35

    Do I even have 35 things I’ve learned this year? Before we get into it, I have to admit, I’ve been walking around assuming I’m 36 and about to turn 37. HAHA! I guess anything after 30 doesn’t really matter anymore right?! Just teasing, I don’t believe that for one second. I’ve always been one to celebrate birthdays. I love celebrating my next trip around the sun. I’m not afraid to get older, but I am afraid of death. I look foward to a year of lessons learned, the love shared, the laughter had, and good food enjoyed. I don’t expect every year to be shiny and rosy, but I…

  • 2019,  Health,  Musings,  Travel

    Musings: Verbal Download

    I haven’t done a purging of thoughts in a while, so here I am. Buckle up and get ready for the randomness train… Food Musings – Do men think about their bodies and food as much as women? This was a question I’ve posed to a few friends. Of course, the immediate answer is no. We’ve come to the conclusion that men don’t sit idle thinking about their weight, their body, and their food intake. I’m sure it passes through their consciousness, but they don’t dwell as women do. It’s almost as if I am re-programming myself to have positive thoughts about food. Why do we call food ‘bad?’ Why…

  • 2018,  Giant Race Series,  Running,  Sacramento,  SF 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…

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    Musings: Monterey Birthday Getaway

    Finally! After years of dating, we finally found our way to Monterey. I’ve been asking and talking about going here forever. I’m truly a kid a heart. The ocean calms me and I love everything about it — so obviously, The Monterey Bay Aquarium makes my heart swoon! Instead of detailing out our trip in my verbose style, I will just leave you with a somewhat of a picture diary of our trip. Of course I’ll leave links to where we went, in case any of these pics or ideas peak your interest. Cause we are ballers-on-a-budget, we spent our long weekend and left on Saturday and came home on…

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    Musings: Lunchin’ in Sausalito

    I wasn’t going to plan anything this year… I was going to let our Monterey trip be any type of birthday celebration I’d have be it, this year. But then I figured why not? Why not see if anyone is available to do something different? Clubbing birthdays were our early 20’s. Wine tasting was our late 20’s. Let’s dayscape to Sausalito for lunch with the girls! So, I sent out a quick email to see who could make it. Knowing most probably wouldn’t want to drive somewhere for two hours for lunch, I knew the turnout would be low. I was okay with that. I just wanted to something different…

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    Musings: VRBO (Rental #318895) Gone Wrong

    You pay for what you get… If you remember way back to August 2016, we went to Hawaii for Lil’s 30th birthday. Here are a few of the posts: Cali Girl Does Hawaii: Back to the Island Cali Girl Does Hawaii: #SAndJTravels_Hawaii Cali Girl Does Hawaii: Zippin’ on a Whim We’d never used VRBO, but others in our family had, so we gave it a shot. It’s like the original Air BnB. We did not due our due diligence in finding a home and we also chose to error on the cheap side when selecting our final rental. Boy did that bite us in the ass. But we all tried…

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    Santa Cruzin'…

    Beachy vibes with a side of stormy Fall weather… {{I’ve been slacking on posting this and here I am ready to today, while trying to navigate my feelings and emotions of what happened last night. I know the new President does not reflect who I am or what I stand for, but it’s an uneasy feeling knowing he will represent this country. I live in a comfortable California bubble where we are accepting of differences and diversity (of many things), but the rest of the country is not there yet. I wasn’t so aware of this until yesterday, as I watched Google update the polls with so much red. Until…

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    Our Little Lisette [My Little Pony Themed Party]

    Full of color and a little magic… Photo by UVVisions Photography (Cropped) …”Our Little Lisette’s” 8th birthday needed to be as Ponyriffic as she is…AND it was! Like my post last week said, I’m all about being the faux Hostess with the Hostess. Thanks to Pinterest and the Dollar Tree, anyone can pretty much be now. That being said, we let L pick out the theme of her party. She knew right away, My Little Pony was exactly what she wanted. I, for sure, thought she’d change her mind by the time the party came around, but she didn’t. She was excited and happy about the theme. Of course, once…