• 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…

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    WIAW – Women's World Cup EATS

    All the footy! AND all the food! Monday was the day that the US Women’s National Team (USWNT) had their first game of the Women’s World Cup. So, I will celebrate this special day (and their WIN) with my eats from that day. I better eat like that on Friday and Tuesday as well, it only is dumb if it doesn’t work, right? Seems like there was a little mix up on who was hosting, but don’t fret, Jenn at Peas & Crayons has it handled this week. Stop on over and see what everyone else is eating! Get inspired or just drool at all the food porn! Breakfast I…

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    Thinking Out Loud – My Tomboy Side is Showing

    When my tomboy side shows… Amanda at .RUNNING WITH SPOONS. A week of sporty musings, yup! Pushing aside my girly tenancies and keeping it sporty up in here! It wasn’t intentional, until I started working on this post, it just came to be that way. I won’t fight it, I will embrace the sports-loving girl that I am and go with it. So, I don’t blame you if you don’t read on any further. Without further ado… Home Sweet Yard // Every single time I get a chance to get to the Yard, you better believe that I will go. Needless to say, when Poppa Bear asked if I wanted…

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    Wasn’t There Some Big Game this Weekend?!

    We all know the real Super Bowl was between my 49er’s and the Seahawks… I digress, oh well! This weekend started off great. Friday marked the new lunar year for half of my blood line. So to celebrate the year of the Horse (Momma’s year), we went out to enjoy some Chinese food with the parentals and my uncle, aunt, and cousin. We ate super early, like senior citizen early, but it was probably the best decision we could make – the service is super slow and it is a pretty popular place to frequent, but the food makes up for any of these antics. I missed most of the…

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    Running Sucks!

    I feel like I’m on a roller coaster…   #truth The highs and lows of running, truly are the mental (and at times physical) game of running! Just shy of two weeks ago, I was nervous and excited to participate in the Nike Women’s Half Marathon. A distance I’ve ran before, so no biggie – but a race I’ve never participated in, kind of a biggie for me. Apparently my training is working, I was able to PR in the hills of SF. Oh and I got a pretty sweet necklace 😉 So, I definitely was on a runner’s high from that race. Then it was back to the daily…