• 2017,  California,  Giant Race Series,  Running

    Race Recap: The Giant Race 10k

    The Giants may be having an AWFUL year, but their racing series is NOT! Ahh, to be so happy to run and support your team who is having the worst season (possibly) ever is humbling! Regardless of their current league standing, thousands flocked to San Francisco this weekend to show their support. Putting one foot in front of another for 3.1 miles, 6.2 miles, or 13.1 miles, we showed our spirit and love for our FAVORITE team! Lil and I committed to being Triple Baggers this year, which means we ran the Rivercats 5k, San Jose Giants 5 miler, and we finished it with the SF Giant Race 10k. These…

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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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    Cali Girl Does Seattle – Día Uno

    Adulting Spring break style… And because we’re obsessed with Grey’s Anatomy…be serious! Well, we do watch it every week, but that’s not why we decided to spend a few days here. It happened on a whim and I went with it. If J agrees to any adventure, I plan it in a heartbeat. Seattle was no different. I was actually thinking of it as a location for a birthday trip for him, but why wait so long? It’s always interesting when a busy weekend proceeds a vacation. Life wouldn’t have it any other way though, so why even try. After a busy Easter weekend with L, we closed it by saying…

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    Cali Girl Does Chicago – The End!

    I love exploring different places… …but nothing feels as good as home! All good things must come to an end, but first you better enjoy the hell out of them. I wasn’t homesick at all, but I was definitely missing my pillows and L’s sweet little face! But before we departed the Windy City, we enjoyed our last two days to the fullest (even with full trade show days)! Day 2 of the trade show is always the longest! So, knowing that I tried to get plenty of sleep. Standing on your feet for 7 hours, may not sound tough, but it gets exhausting. I ordered room service for breakfast,…

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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 [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…