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    Musings: Celebrate Life…with Some Glitter

    When your girlfriend is officially cancer free, you celebrate. You celebrate with class, which obviously means glitter! Duh! There are some rules about what determines a person to be Cancer Free, so please be cognizant of what it actually means. Kelly, our superhero, has undergone rounds of chemo, radiation, and way too many hospital visits/stays to recount. But as of the beginning of the month, she told us she no longer needed Chemo and that she did not have any cancer in her body! We all were so emotional and full of happiness for her. To say one is cancer free, I believe you have to hit the five year…

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    Race Recap: San Jose Giants Race

    I Turn(ed) Two in San Jose… …but even more excited to become a Triple Bagger in September! But let’s not get ahead of ourselves, let’s rejoice in the five miles that is the San Jose Giant Race. I’ve raved about this race since the first time I ran it, although no recap since I was just starting to blog then. I love the randomness of the course — city streets, up a rolling grassy hill, through a cool zoo, and finishing on an actual field (not a warning track)! All of that on a lovely Saturday morning (wishing it was a Sunday morning) with one of my fave running partners!…

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    Race Recap – Riverfront 5k

    I’m a sucker for any inaugural race… ..but you already know that. Since the Sacramento Rivercats (AAA team) were acquired by the SF Giants affiliate last year, my favorite team is literally in my backyard for the next four years (I think that’s how long the contract is for). That being said, the Giant Race series has races at all of their affiliates – Scottsdale for Spring Training, Sacramento for their AAA team, San Jose for their AA team, and then they end with a final race in the City (SF) for the final race of the series. This year, Lil and I are running three of the four. Since…

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    Rose & Thorn [40]

    Adult slumber parties are the best… Rose: Celebrating my 32nd twice on Saturday! Thorn: A lingering migraine/headache since Wednesday… Mind out of the gutter, I’m talking about an all girls, actually woman, slumber party! This weekend was filled with family and friends, and my birthday of course. Although, no matter what the occasion is, I just love being surrounded by those that I love! Friday Friday Family Date Night! I mentioned to J that we should go to BJ’s so I could get a free birthday pizookie, that was all it took. We waited a bit, it was the typical Friday night crowd, but we were seated within about 20…

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    Rose & Thorn [37]

    The long weekend I’ve been longing for…No pun intended… Rose: Valentine’s Day and celebrating one year as J’s lady! Thorn: Not doing the long run that was on the training schedule :/ How did we luck out with a long weekend to celebrate Valentine’s Day and our one year anniversary? Since, originally I hadn’t put any, and I am any, emphasis on celebrating either this year…we didn’t have any grandiose plans. However, we made due with the last minute  planning that we could and it turned out to be a very amazing weekend! Obviously this post normally goes up on a Monday, but I’m one of those ‘bloggers’ that doesn’t…

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    Rose & Thorn [28}

    When a marathon takes over your city… Rose: Team Hot Mess killin’ it… Thorn: Feeling the effects of a sinus infection and not running for 8 days! You oblige and run the hell out of it! Well, your weekend pretty much revolves around it, at least. All these runners infest your city, your restaurants, and your hotels. Then every street you drive, daily, is shut down and getting around your neighborhood gets really frustrating. But I’m not mad at it, CIM does something to this town…something amazing… FRIDAY After a well deserved nap, it was time to hurry up and get ready for Goapele. Goap-huh?!? If you haven’t her her…

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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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    WIAW – Or Saturday

    Weekend eats are just better, face it… Thanks, Jenn! Saturday means I probably am eating every meal/snack out and not cooking a damn thing. I guess that’s not really different from any other day, huh? Well here’s what I ate last Saturday. The day after J’s birthday, we were in full celebration hangover mode. Not an actual hangover, speaking for myself only. Breakfast I’m sure you think, all this girl does is eat at Cafeteria 15L, well you’d be correct. I enjoy the food, the setting, and the price isn’t that bad. Chicken Fried Steak Mexican Skillet – Next time sub potatoes for the tots! Lunch Since we had a…

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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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    Rose & Thorn [17]

    Busy, but not… Rose: Catching up and spending time with good friends… Thorn: Experiencing one of my fears with blogging, but realizing I’m completely okay with it. It was one of those weekends that felt like it flew by, but the calendar wasn’t actually jam packed like it could be. A lot of time was spent with friends in a low key environment, hence, the busy but not busy… Without further ado… FRIDAY I’ve been dying to watch my little Lovebug play soccer every since his season started. So, when I promised him on Thursday night, I had to show up to his game on Friday! It was actually a…