• 2018,  Triathlon

    Musings: #GaneebanTris – Week 4

    2/3 of the way done. When you start training six weeks kinda sounds daunting. Now that I’m in the thick (if you can be in the thick with only six weeks) of it, it seems to be flying past me. The halfway mark felt like I hit the wall. I’m not as excited as I was originally was. Not sure if it’s hormonal or just life, but I’ve lost some lust for the tri!           As week 3 of tri training closed, I still am #MidtownStrong. Small, but significant to me, PRs have been happening. I was able to add another 0.5kg weight to my snatch, but…

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    Five Things Friday – Donut Worry, Be Happy

    Donut even tell me you don’t know today is… National Donut Day!! Line out the door, but I still got two dozen 🙂 A little pun fun for the office! @heygirlhill tagged me in @meghanpaigetarry’s IG  – so worthy of a repost! I’m feeling all sorts of content… Thanks, Clare! …and NOT because it’s all about the donuts today! Every week has it challenges and opportunities, this week just seems to be one of those good ones. I think it’s because I’m getting back into my workout routine and incorporating running. I know my ‘fluff’ won’t go away overnight, but I can appreciate working hard toward see it melt away…slowly……

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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 [38]

    The calm before the storm… Rose: Celebrating birthdays and New (Lunar) Years with friends and family! Thorn: Not doing my recovery run on Sunday. And by calm, I mean completely busy. But, there were some relaxing moments during the weekend. Lots of obligations, but with family and friends – so they don’t feel like obligations. Friday L wasn’t feeling well, so we let her sleep for a bit before J went to pick her up. Since Napa is a week away, I didn’t want to get sick. We had our evening planned in Folsom, but with the change in plans I stayed home and cleaned the house. Felt great to…

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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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    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…

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    Rose & Thorn [13]

    I’m made for summer weekends… Rose: It’s a tie, between our Friday night park date or our Saturday morning Railroad Museum adventure. Thorn: Being poolside with gloomy-ish weather… It seems as if the weekend progressed, my picture taking did the opposite. Per the usu, it was a busy one, but I was also able to sneak in moments of a little R&R! Spending time with one of my best friends (from here on out, I will just reference to as Wench – I hang out with her enough and she’s on here, so instead of always writing ‘best friend’ I’m making it easy on myself) and her little lovebug is…

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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…

  • 2014,  Food,  Running,  What I Ate Wednesday (WIAW)

    WIAW – The Carb Edition

    Carbgasm’s are almost as good as the other ‘asm! Thanks, Jenn! Bwaha, sorry if you’re squeamish, that was probably too much for you! Anywho, so I know there’s plenty of different articles/research touting different ideas regarding when/how to carb load before a race. I have come to accept and practice the carb loading two days out from race day. I used to focus solely on the day before, especially the night before, but I love carbs. And when I say I love carbs, I’m saying I’d marry them if possible. So, if I can add one more day of openly consuming them, then I sure as hell am! Yes, I…

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    I Do What I Want!

    While the whole world is meal prepping and eating healthy… I’m here just eating whatever I want! I thought I’d counteract all of these annoying inspiring healthy foods posts, with a regular, average person’s food decisions for the first week of January. Also some quick little weekend highlights! Pronto // Baked Pasta Snack // KIND Freebie – GROSS! This thing tasted like a Chai Tea, but not in a good way. I would not recommend purchasing this KIND bar, especially when they have so many other good ones to choose from! Bleh… January Girl’s Night // Pizza Hut January Girls Night // Sundae: Vanilla Ice Cream-Leatherby’s Carmel-Blue Diamond Almonds Kobe…