• 2019,  Soccer,  Women's World Cup,  World Cup

    Musings: It’s Just the World Cup

    Yes, I left out ‘Women’s’ on purpose. Just like I overheard this random dude say, “Why do they even call it the Women’s World Cup? It should just be the World Cup. Women are playing, but it’s still a World Cup.” At that moment, I almost wanted to hug, high-five, and kiss him all at once. I mean, I didn’t…but to hear a random man say that was so refreshing. Sadly, many of my male friends seem to think it is okay to degrade women’s sports. I know, I need better male friends. And of course, it pisses me off! I will forever and ever loudly support women’s sports, women’s…

  • 2019,  Health,  Musings

    Musings: Adults DO Get HFM Disease

    Don’t let the dumb Internet tell you otherwise. With a quick Interwebs search of Hand Foot Mouth Disease (HFMD), you’d think it is RARE that adults get this. LIES! All freakin’ lies. I’m here to tell you about the ugly side of it all! I honestly wish the Internet would update their verbiage and say that plenty of adults get it, but more tend to carry the disease without symptoms. There are so many more people in this world suffering from much worse things than HFMD. I get that. BUT, this shit is the worst. I don’t wish this on anyone. It is the most uncomfortable thing I’ve experienced in…

  • 2019,  Fitness,  Musings

    Musings: I Hate Rest Days

    There I said it. But I don’t feel any better, because I know how damn important they are. However, I still rarely take them. When people ask about my workout schedule or when I rest, I justify my routine and activities. I actually consider soccer days my rest days. I say this because it NEVER feels like a workout. I love soccer, playing it almost always brings me joy and does not feel like a chore. My body would beg to differ because I’m usually extremely sore after, but my heart and mind don’t agree with my body. I completely acknowledge these statements are a privilege. This is kinda why…

  • 2018,  Cancún,  Musings,  Travel

    City Girl Does Cancún

    It all started with a letter… …and continues with a beautiful and very memorable wedding on the beach of Cancún. Not, not my love story. HAHA! But the dreamiest of stories of the Wench meeting, falling in love and marrying Hotlanta in a whirlwind long-ish weekend in Mexico surrounded by love, family, and friends. I absolutely love the idea of a destination wedding. I love even more when friends decide that is how their wedding will go down. #LivinLaVidaThornton! We’ve been anticipating this trip for over a year and the calendar date finally met reality. There was definitely a little somewhat last minute rearranging I had to do since my plus…

  • 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…

  • 2018,  Fitness,  Musings,  Triathlon

    Musings: #GaneebanTris – Week 3

    Still humbled, staying humble… …and halfway through. I better stop slacking, cause week 4 is right upon me and I haven’t even gotten through week 3 on the blog. My training hasn’t really progressed in any particular way. I still hit Midtown as much as I can per week, sprinkling soccer in here and there. My normal Saturday conditioner at Midtown didn’t happen, so I did a ‘brick’ style workout at Cal Fit. I’ve heard of brick workouts, but here is the definition: A brick workout refers to the stacking of two disciplines during the same workout, one after the other with minimal to no interruption in between.  Source I…

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    Musings: FALLing into Gratitude

    Fall brings one of my favorite holidays. Door Mat // Hobby LobbyShoes & Dress // Old Navy Thanksgiving, of course.  But more than taking in all the beautiful fall colors lining the streets of Sacramento, are the small acts of generosity that recently reminded me to be grateful and thankful. So, very appropriate for this time of year. To think that a child could not try a sport or activity is foreign to me. My naivety comes from the privilege and hard work of my parents, whom never let this be a barrier for myself or Lil. It went unnoticed at the time, but my parents worked so hard to…

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    Musings: Frustrated

    4 straight losses! Not just by one goal or anything, but by a lot! Of course, I want to sit here and rant and bitch about certain people. But no, that’s not right or fair. I need to be accountable for how shitty I played too. I didn’t do a damn thing in four games. I felt useless. I made some runs, but more than anything I made poor passes, didn’t get balls I should have, and just overall didn’t make a significant impact on the field. I LOVE tournaments. They take a toll on my body these days, but I love them. I love dedicating a whole weekend to…

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    Musings: Mileless February

    20 miles a month was all I said… …and for two months I’ve come nowhere near that goal I set. I did post a little about my 2017 goals, but I don’t think I covered this one in my post. Even though I made this goal with a hurt knee, I still imagined it would be figured out by now. Well, obviously I don’t have a clue as to what is going on. I finished my Physical Therapy, but decided to scrap my Doctor appointment. I’m tired of spending $35 per visit to get told nothing in particular. PT was not helping that much, but I also gave up about…

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    Musings: Physical Therapy Newbie

    Remember how I pretty much bullied my way to a MRI? Well, that didn’t really help. Ever since then, it’s been a mess — part in thanks to my PCP and the people who work there. Get it together people! Before I go on. I’m no one special, nor is my story here. Plenty of people go through physical therapy for various reasons. I’m not any different than those people. I just blog. HAHA. So, knowing that, know that this may be a pretty mundane post about pretty much nothing! Anywho, the MRI indicated that there might be some enchondroma beneath the patella and something going on near the femur.…