• 2018,  Musings,  Religion

    Musings: I’m Dating Religion

    I have been, on and off, for a long time. But now, with more time on my hands, I can actually continue courting the religion that best fits my beliefs. I’ve actually been wanting to find the right fit for a while. It is intimidating. Maybe that’s an excuse, but I do feel overwhelmed when it comes to religion. The topic is polarizing and somewhat taboo, so it seems intimidating to find the right balance in persons to talk to about it all. Also, I haven’t truly made it a priority, even though I’ve had this nagging feeling it was something I want in my life. However, I still don’t…

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    Thinking Out Loud – 805 Musings

    Stupid sore, but still smiling from ear to ear from this weekend! Amanda at .RUNNING WITH SPOONS. The 805 elicits something out of me, that many things don’t. Good memories, good times, and good food. There isn’t too many places that I make it a point to go to, but San Luis Obispo is right on top of that list. Don’t get me wrong, any warm, sandy location is also at the top of that list. But the memories I’ve made here, the life I remember, and the food I eat here are all reasons why part of my heart will always be here. So I thought I’d do another,…

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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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    Race Recap: SLO Half Marathon

    From Ambassador to (Halfer) Finisher… My experience may be a novel, so grab your popcorn and wine (or soda, if you’d prefer) and get ready. I’ll try to keep it on the short side, but we know how that goes with my verbose ways… I applied to be an Ambassador in October-ish 2014 and found out that I was selected. I was excited for so many reasons, but mainly because it meant I was guaranteed a trip back to my old college stomping rounds, which is my second favorite city in California! That being said, I’ve been bombarding my various social media accounts with hype for the race since then!…

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    The Phone Call That Changed Everything…

    I didn’t have a post planned for today. But then I remembered I saved a link to a bloggers list of 600 Blog Post Ideas, thanks Kludgy Mom! So, today I’ll do a free write to #76 – The phone call that changed everything… As I was perusing through the first part of the list, I came across number 76 and my heart stopped. There are two phone calls in my life, probably more like 3, that I can recall my exact emotion and what I was doing. All three phone calls shook me to my core. I can look back now and know that I was overreacting slightly, but…

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    WIAW: Bling && Better Choices

    The BLING has been dropped! Don’t worry, I still have some delicious food pics for my normal WIAW post with Jenn, but I had to show you the cutest-perfect-for-SLO race medals that YOU and I will get at the finish line on April 26th!! I haven’t been one to really celebrate medals at the finish, well…besides the Nike Women’s in SF. I mean, really, you get an infamous Tiffany’s box at the end. Dreaming aside, I do know that many runners obsess over their post-race bling. I get it, I’m just not that into it. However, the SLO bling will mean a lot to me this year. Since it’s my…

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    Someone Help…

    I need advice… …among other things in life, obviously! Pretty please… Here is the situation. I am running my 2nd marathon…EVER…on March 1st in Napa, California. I signed up for this months ago and have a training schedule in place.   However, about a month ago, I learned I was selected to be an ambassador for the SLO Marathon. Luckily, it also has a 5k and a half marathon distance too. I’m not required or forced to run any distance, so here is where my issue lies. To this point, I’ve ran one full marathon. After March 2nd, I’ll have ran my 2nd marathon (ever). Both of which have been…

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    #SmallTownBIGRace

    So I was a little premature, kinda like a teenage high school boy… My post a couple weeks ago let you in on my secret… But, just in case you missed it, I was selected as a SLO Marathon Ambassador for 2015! Get social about it: Facebook: /slomarathon Twitter: @slomarathon Instagram: @raceslo Pinterest: RaceSLO Hashtag: #RaceSLO Here are my TOP 5 Reasons for you to join me and #RaceSLO in the #SmallTownBIGRACE ! You can choose to run one of the three distances the SLO Marathon has to offer- full marathon, half marathon, or the 5K! I even have a discount code so you can get your Baller-On-A-Budget like I always love too! 5. Firestone…

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    5 Things Friday – It's Baaaaccck….

    I decided to get a little creative last week, but I’m back on track… Thanks, Clare! 5 Things I’m Looking Forward Too This Weekend: 1. Baby Zachary’s baptism – Grateful I was asked to witness such a milestone for the Gangl family! 2. Actually getting to use a Living Social deal that I thought was going to go unused. Three of us bought the deal so that six of us could go taste and on a tour. But we just couldn’t get all six girls schedules to work, so Jenn and I will go swoop the 6 bottles of wine and get our tasting on! 3. Trin-Monies last roller derby…

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    805…I’m Comin’ For Ya!

    Sometimes little nuggets of goodness come at just the right time! After a shitty loss in our semifinal co-ed soccer game last night, I was sitting in the car-wash (random, I know) and decided to play on my phone to pass the time (surprise, surprise). I noticed I had a notification on my email app. I was selected to be an race ambassador for the 2015 SLO Marathon. What the hell is a ‘race ambassador’ you may ask? Well it’s someone who is selected to represent and promote the race. Yeah, so I will be blowing up your social media with posts of excitement and deets regarding the race! I…