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    Ganeeban DOES NOT Run Shamrock'n

    I’m sure my pessimistic running attitude has been shining through lately. Well, as I sit here on this gloomy Sunday afternoon. I’m a little sad, but mostly relieved that the race has come and gone without me. I’m bordering the line of a bad allergy bout, slight sinus infection, OR simply getting sick. I haven’t been able to figure it out exactly. I could have run the race. Let’s just make that clear. I could have done it, but I chose to not too to stay as healthy as possible for our upcoming trip. It wouldn’t have been fast, but I would have crossed the finish line. Also, this weather…

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    Five Things (Finally It’s) Friday

    Oh hey Friday the 13th! Thanks, Clare! I was going to attempt to do what Clare does each week, but since I always share my life instantly, I don’t have much stuff saved up for FTF’s post. Also, I’m kinda in a writing rut. I know I just need to do a free write, but I haven’t had a post to do so. I know it’s my blog, but I tend to stick to the same schedule, for lack of a better word. Next week, I intend on doing a free write on one of the things I am most self conscious about, stay tuned! Since you already know my…

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    Five Things Friday – Like It’s Supposed to Be

    “Go take a Napa, you don’t move to Napa!” Thanks, Clare! Guess that movie? Obviously, if you don’t get it, then maybe we aren’t that good of friends! HAHA, just kidding, of course. Mr. Big, always breaking Carrie’s heart! I digress. I’m excited to get out of town this weekend and enjoy Napa, enjoy it so much I’m even going to run through 26.2 miles of it – well that’s the plan anyways! But you already know this so I’m going to keep it simple and follow Clare’s style for Five Things Friday! Five Things I Ate: 1. La Fiesta Cheese Enchiladas – these have been my go to during…

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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…

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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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    Race Recap: Urban Cow Half Marathon – Relay

    It will forever be Cowtown to me! Urban Cow If I had to guess, I would say this is the big fall race in Sacramento. Even after the 2012 “Udderly Long Race” of a 13.74 mile half marathon, people still come out in droves! I’ve only ever done this as a relay team member (4 relay persons down to a 2 relay persons). I remember when it was a full marathon and there were 4 legs of the relay, but now it’s down to a half course and a 2 person relay. I’m old school…if you will… Somehow I convinced J to be my teammate this year. The hardest part…

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    WIAW – My Stint as a Faux Food Stylist

    When your job doesn’t suck… Thanks, Jenn! …you get to do cool stuff, like shop for carbs, eat carbs, play with carbs, food style carbs, watch a photographer take pictures of carbs, and get messy with carbs. Or almonds, but all you runners readers love carbs so that sounded more fun! HAHA, its a good thing that almonds generally go on or in carbs, so its a win-win for me, just not my waist line. I had to do some really hard work prior to the shoot. Such as visit a very popular bakery in town and test run some products, work with the owner of said bakery as well,…

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    Race Recap: Eppies Great Race

    Rest in peace Eppie! If this triathlon doesn’t scream Sacramento, then I don’t know what does. This isn’t your average tri – it does NOT go swim, bike run. In great Eppie fashion it goes by its own accord – run, bike, and paddle (aka kayak). Eppie G. Johnson (Remembrance) was the found of EGR and also the owner of Sacramento’s Eppie’s Restaurant. Philanthropist and do good-er, he did many things for the community. His physical presence may be gone this year, but his spirit will always live on with this race! This race has various options from Iron person to teams, the team option has a slew of different divisions…

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    Rose & Thorn [10]

    It was a Summer weekend, with not-so-Summer weather! Rose: Finding some joy in running this weekend and slowly working out the knee issue! Thorn: There was no sun, so our poolside tanning plans turned into a raining hot tub session :/ What was your Rose Thorn? It was one of those weekends that goes by swiftly, but nothing was too crazy! I will say that I think I found something that sparked me to want to really start running again. After running a decent pace for my leg of the team triathlon, I had a pretty decent runner’s high. My lack of training has lead me to believe that I…

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    5 Things Friday – I Got 5 On It!

    Who doesn’t like that song? Thanks, Clare! Before ANYTHING… Happy National Donut Day! Carb loading and celebrating the national holiday! Okay, is it donut or doughnut? I use them interchangeably, but I’m sure one is more correct that the other – but everyone uses both, so I’m really confused. Yes, I have my degree, but I still can’t figure this one out, among a bunch of other things… and… Orange is the New Black – Season 2 Starts TODAY! 6.6.14 5 Things this Weekend: 1. Shakeout run – 3 miles are on the calendar for Sat AM. 2. The Boy’s soccer tournament. 3. Carb loading like a boss! 4. Women’s…