• 2019,  California,  Friends,  Race Recap,  Running,  Sacramento

    Race Recap: 2019 Annual Race for Justice

    When race day lands on National Bagel Day! I’ve said it plenty of times, but this race is one of Sacramento’s best-hidden gem for the running community! The ease of parking, the minimal participants, the hills, and the gorgeous homes all make this one of my favorite runs offered in our city! Oh and it celebrates love, which I love! I didn’t realize this was the 16th year of this race. I’ve done it a bunch, but not sixteen years worth. It always cracks me up that this race is associated with lawyers/attorneys. Love and law don’t seem to equate to me, but hey, it works! As every year goes,…

  • 2018,  Running,  Sacramento

    Race Recap: LSNC Valentine Run 2018

    First race R U N of 2018! When you wait for some annoying human to decide if your plans will fall into (their) place or not, sometimes you just have to sign up for a race with one of your fave gal pal’s and her cute baby. If you can’t communicate timely, then that’s your bad! And because this is MY blog, I can vent about it here for a second. I was invited to a GS event 2 days after the due date for purchasing tickets, then the invitee told the group organizer she blamed it all on ‘poor communication!’ Seriously? I guess owning up to your own mischievous…

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    WIAW – Road Trip Style

    Woke up in one city, fell asleep in another! The party is back home with Jenn, where it all started! Link-up or head on over there to see what all the fun is about and meet one (or a bunch) of fellow bloggers! Sactown to SLO… Last Friday, J and I set off on a road trip to start our SLO Marathon weekend. Thursday afternoon, our plans to leave were changed, but it worked itself out. We left later than originally planned, but it gave me plenty of time to finish packing and get ready – so J wasn’t waiting around for me. We started our road trip off by stopping…

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    Rose & Thorn [41]

    Just living the life of a faux runner… Rose: Hosting a dinner for two gals who were running their first half marathon! Thorn: Lingering aches and pains and attempting to play soccer after a Halfer! My body is screaming from the inside. My forearms are sore, my left knee has the weirdest pain ever, and my right ankle is somewhat walkable. All those complaints aside, I truly enjoyed my weekend. Friday Who knows what made J and I start wanting to run two days before our Halfer, but we did. We ran a loop we knew that would drop us off right in front of Fleet Feet for our packet…

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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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    Thinking Out Loud – Year of the Goat/Sheep

    Happy (Chinese) New Year! Amanda at .RUNNING WITH SPOONS. …From this half Chinese gal! Generally, the extent of my celebration is usually dinner with the Parentals, which isn’t a bad way to celebrate at all. However, growing up it was more elaborate when my grand parents were alive. They were very traditional and had all the fixin’s at their house for the New Year! My family did not give us lai see full of hundred dollar bills, but of small amounts. We didn’t know any different, until I’d say high school, when kids would brag about the hundreds or even in the thousands of dollars they received for the special…

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    Rose & Thorn [34]

    Another weekend closer to Napa.. Rose: The infamous Bacon Burger from the Grange! Thorn: My heart… Sorry, this post is most likely going to lack my normal, grit and humor. The case of Monday’s has reared it’s ugly head… Friday  Another Friday Family Date Night after we picked up L. Again, we stayed in Folsom to avoid any traffic on the way home. Originally we had planned to eat at a local salad spot, but then J changed his mind and we ended up at a Hawaiian themed Chili’s, otherwise know as Islanders (I think). I’d been to this chain once, but never to this location. I didn’t really want…

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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…

  • 2014,  Thinking Out Loud

    Thinking Out Loud – Get Rrrrrready to Rrrrramble…

    Ramble, ramble, ramble. Amanda at .RUNNING WITH SPOONS. Limbo // My life right now. Half of my room at the new house and half at the old house, it is convenient that they are right next door to each other, but still SO inconvenient. Living in limbo is what I keep calling it. No cable or Internet at the old house, where we spend most of our time. #FirstWorldProbs, but thanks to unlimited data, I just keep using my iPhone. Finally, MOVING DAY is on Saturday! Peace out gross Craigslist roommate and hello cohabitation life! Social Media Etiquette // Oh hell NO, I’ve been blocked! If you’ve never said this…

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    Rose & Thorn [19]

    Chillaxin’… Rose: The  Gmen winning NLDS game 2 in 18 (loooooong) innings. Thorn: Leaving my keys in J’s car so I couldn’t run errands and get a pedi! Oh hey October, it’s cool, we still want to enjoy 90+ degree weather. I guess you forgot it is Fall! A lovely, but very busy weekend. So busy and active, that by Sunday afternoon all I could muster was lounging around and watching everything on my DVR.  My Gmen and my Niners had a winning weekend, so I really have nothing to complain about! FRIDAY Guess what this weekend was? Race weekend! It’s been awhile since I’ve said that 🙂 After work…