• 2019,  Career,  Musings

    Musings: One SPECtacular Year

    Workavsaries are a thing, right? If you haven’t come to notice it, I love to celebrate milestones, birthday’s, anniversaries — pretty much anything that can be celebrated. I know this tradition stems from my parents, because they too, like myself, celebrate all this stuff as well – mine, theirs, Lils, everyone’s! ‘Birthday Month’ notwithstanding of course, it created itself and continues to be strong. I won’t defend it, it just happens that way every year. Why stop it? HA HA! In 2017 I left a job where I loved my coworkers and I enjoyed what I was doing, but saw NO career growth in sight. I left that comfort and…

  • 2017,  California,  Friends,  Musings,  Napa

    3 Day Sabbatical

    Better late than never, right… I’m already finishing the third week of my new job. Surprise! I got a new job. I wanted to do a post about leaving my job at the Nut House and how I was excited to start something new. But then I figured I better wait until I actually start the new job before I blog about it. Then, the next thing you know, my first week was done and it was a crazy, busy and here we are NOW! Three weeks in and excited…and being challenged in a great way. It’s not like you walk around talking about looking for a new job. But those that I vent to…

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    Race Recap: Niello BMW Corporate Run 3.1

    Running with my clique! Niello BMW Corporate Run 3.1 And by clique I mean my awesome coworkers. 20 to be exact, well that was our squad for this race, but one fella didn’t actually run it. But I’m stoked that I was able to get 19 of my coworkers out to a 5k on a random Thursday evening. This was the inaugural race, so I wanted to be a part of it, as I do for any local first race. I read about it via a tweet from The Sacramento Business Journal. So of course I reached out and did some research. Then I beg and pleaded asked my employer…

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    WIAW – Veggie Week Ugliness

    It’s that time of the month again! No, not that time of the month. It’s Veggie Week! So here are my eats from yesterday, pardon the plainness that went on – just keepin’ it real over here! But before I get into yesterday, venture over to Arman at The Big Man’s World, who is graciously hosting today’s linkup. Also, make sure you take a peek at where it all started with Jenn! I’d highly recommend stopping by either spots and taking a look at their drool worthy food, because mine will leave you ‘happy that you didn’t eat my eats yesterday’ 😉 Breakfast I’m trying to be resourceful (re: baller-on-a-budget)…

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    WIAW – Sippin on Gin && Juice

    It’s really all about what happened yesterday night… …I’ll post all my eats from yesterday, but I’m really excited to share my experience last night. PS – This is my 400th post! But before I get into yesterday, take a peek at where it all started with Jenn! Meet new people, see what others are eating, and join the party! Breakfast We didn’t go grocery shopping on Mother’s Day, so our fridge is bare. So, our easy go-to breakfast is Breakfast Cookies. That’s about all we have on hand, and of course coffee…always coffee.. Snack I think I was starving all morning because I played an entire soccer game the…

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    Race Recap: Shamrock'N Half Marathon

    Seven years later I’m still running this race… I’m not sure what else to say about this race. But I do know that every race is different, so I can recap from this particular race day perspective. In addition, they slightly changed up the course, AGAIN this year! If you feel so inclined, you can see what went down the last two times I ran this race:  2014 2013 This is truly one of Sacramento’s largest races. The biggest exception is the California International Marathon (CIM), but we won’t count that in this statement. There are plenty of half marathons in the surrounding areas, but not too many that are…

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    WIAW – Monday (Ugly) Eats

    Being a rule follower today! Thanks, Jenn! So here is What I Ate Monday. As much as I want to, I won’t apologize for how ugly (re: foil plate) my plating and eats are. This is a genuine day in the life of my food intake. Breakfast and lunch are almost always consumed at my desk. Dinner is always up for grabs, more than half the time I don’t even know whats going to happen until it is being made or purchased somewhere! Breakfast Breakfast Sandwich: Whole Wheat bread, one slice of TJ’s Colby jack cheese, three egg whites, and a little (actually a lot) of TJ’s Organic ketchup! Coffee:…

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    Five Things Friday – 5x5x5

    Happy Flat Tire Friday…Whomp! Whomp! Not even a month old and one tire already needs to be fixed. Ah well, something so minor won’t ruin my Friday or weekend! Big fun things this weekend, can’t wait 🙂 Thanks, Clare! 5 Things That Made Me Smile This Week: 1. This…just this… 2. Actually doing some weekly miles for Napa & SLO Marathons! 3. Eating International almonds…made here, but sold there. Makes me feel special! 4. February Girls Night. 5. Celebrating GO RED today to fight heart disease for Women. Most people think its a one-gender type of disease, but it doesn’t discriminate and many women are affected each year! 5 Things…

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    Thinking Out Loud – S E V E N Days…

    A week until Christmas… Amanda at .RUNNING WITH SPOONS. Whaaat? Still not done Christmas shopping and still don’t have any idea what to get for the rest that I need. Awesome. Cool story, Bro! On to my random thoughts… Ice Skating // Okay, I officially retire my incessant need to ice skate every winter. After last night, I remembered very vividly whey it’s not the best idea. The outdoor rink that pops up every year is magical. Well, until you actually go to skate. I think, from here on out, I’ll just pop on over to take a look and remind myself to be satisfied with that! We originally went…

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    WIAW – Random Foodness

    A little of this and a little of that… Thanks, Jenn! Just because I feel like doing it that way. Thanks for the link-up Jenn, it’s always fun! Because my running eats are not that glamorous, but I continue to snap pics of them just because I need something to blog about 😉 Its generally always a carb and some coffee, pretty basic for a runner! And because I managed to take pics of every meal yesterday, you also get a traditional WIAWT(uesday) post! Breakfast Ever since I bought the bag of Honey Bunches of Oats with almonds I’ve been craving it.  Lunch I had to run some errands and…