• 2019,  Health,  Musings,  Travel

    Musings: Verbal Download

    I haven’t done a purging of thoughts in a while, so here I am. Buckle up and get ready for the randomness train… Food Musings – Do men think about their bodies and food as much as women? This was a question I’ve posed to a few friends. Of course, the immediate answer is no. We’ve come to the conclusion that men don’t sit idle thinking about their weight, their body, and their food intake. I’m sure it passes through their consciousness, but they don’t dwell as women do. It’s almost as if I am re-programming myself to have positive thoughts about food. Why do we call food ‘bad?’ Why…

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    Race Recap: San Jose Giant Race 5 Miler

    The race I always want to flake on… …but DON’T! I have to drive 1.5 hours the night before to get to Lil’s casa. Then we get up super early the next AM and drive 40 mins to the race. Then do it all over again for me to get back to SAC. I absolutely love supporting my Orange && Black, but this race takes its toll on me. Sadly, this may be our last SJ race now that the Lil is moving home. It doesn’t seem feasible or enjoyable to drive to SJ the morning of the race for a 7:30AM start time, nor does it seem exciting enough…

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    Let a Snacker, Snack!

    Gimme all the food! I’ve been feeling really gross lately, so instead of wallowing in self pity, I thought I’d focus on being more positive and focus on the good. I want to sit here and write how disgusting and gross I feel. But no one wants to read a post full of self depreciating, whiny nonsense.  I wish I loved my body the way it is, as much as I know I’m supposed to love my body.  Sometimes our hormones and our brains don’t match what we know is right. I think that’s with everything in life. So, to stay positive and to help me make better choices, I…

  • 2016,  Guest Post

    Guest Post – A Decision that Changed My Life

    My FIRST guest post, ever! I’m kinda excited, I hope you enjoy it! A few months back, I gave you a quick preview of my idea in a post. Well, I’ve been sitting on this nugget for a while. I met Trinity back in the early 2000’s while working together, we’ve pretty much followed each other from job to job through a decade and a half of knowing each other. However, she’s become much more than a friend to me, but more so one of my unbiological sisters. Her, along with the Bestest, and I make up our little Ride or Die clique and I admire her for so many…

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    WIAW – A (Tues)Day In the Life…

    A little inspiration to spice up my weekly post, from Chelsea Eats Treats post today! It’s always fun trying to figure out where the party is each week, but I’m seeing a pattern. So we find ourselves back over with Meghan at Clean Eats, Fast Feets. Per the usu, check out Jenn’s blog, where it all started.  Chelsea, of Chelsea Eats Treats, did a ‘day in the life’ post, but also incorporated her WIAW eats too. So, thus I’m biting her style. My mind is completely and totally focused on leaving work at noon and going to the City to watch what should be one of the dopest pitching duels…

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    Race Recap: Shamrock'N Half Marathon

    Seven years later I’m still running this race… I’m not sure what else to say about this race. But I do know that every race is different, so I can recap from this particular race day perspective. In addition, they slightly changed up the course, AGAIN this year! If you feel so inclined, you can see what went down the last two times I ran this race:  2014 2013 This is truly one of Sacramento’s largest races. The biggest exception is the California International Marathon (CIM), but we won’t count that in this statement. There are plenty of half marathons in the surrounding areas, but not too many that are…

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    WIAW – Let Birthday Month Commence!

    Le Birthday Month is starting early! Thanks, Jenn! Thanks to the Bestest! 3-2, I’m ready for you. 31 was pretty awesome, as have been all of the previous years, but 31 was pretty magical. A handsome fella and his little princess landed in my life and I couldn’t be happier. Family and friendships are stronger than ever, I have no complaints as a woman in her early thirties 🙂 Birthday Month is pretty narcissistic, but if people want to hang out with me for my birthday, who am I to say ‘no’? The Bestest wanted to get the party started early this year and invited me to one of her…

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    Rose & Thorn [33]

    Weekends are now synonymous with “long runs”… Rose: Celebrating my dativersary with J. Thorn: The bottom of my feet hurting, something crazy, after my long run…new pain! Friday  Game night with the soccer homies! I say soccer homies because most of us play soccer together, but we all also hang out outside of soccer too. After work, I went home to make my BLT dip for the party and also clean up the casa a bit. Just another case of the #NailedIt , but on a much smaller scale this time. I hate, no really hate mayo, so I found other ways to substitute it out. All of the ingredients…

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    Rose & Thorn [32]

    My body is still screaming from this weekend… Rose: Our Family Friday Date Night & our belated Girl’s Holiday Outing! Thorn: The shittiest long run this training cycle, well…to-date! Friday I came home to the BEST piece of mail ever. I don’t think I mentioned it in earlier posts, but I wore a fun faux fur vest, from Tarjay. I pretty much took it off once I walked in the door and left it on a chair. As I was upstairs hanging out, my cousin found it and THEN my entire family decided to try it on and take pics with it. Then I came down and we all had…

  • 2014,  Musings

    currently // ganeeban

    reading // current Runner’s World / local Sacramento bloggers/ wedding night by Sophie Kinsella (still) feeling // unmotivated to workout / tired / giddy when I go on mid-week movie dates with the Boy / happy to celebrate Lil’s b-day / almost excited to start marathon training / sad that Landon Donovan is retiring…an end of a USMNT era / liberated for sharing the blog with friends && family eating // European pastries / Turkish food / Vega One all-in-one nutritional shakes M-F / french fries / ground turkey for breakfast / loving // being in a bikini / spending time with my family / wine / qt with friends…