Daily Sparkle

Daily Sparkle brought to you by another beautiful recovery run.

0.5mi walk, 1.5mi run, and 0.5mi walk.

Should be running slower but then it’s impossible to keep a good running form…you win some, you lose some :P

Also, the foot (plantar fasciitis) still hurts, but not when running. I should be always running instead of walking….

Also also, LA Marathon shirt :) I haven’t really had a chance to wear it since I got it at the expo. I wish it was some kind of wild fluorescent color, but gray will do.

Daily Sparkle brought to you by remembering all who were affected by the bombing at the Boston Marathon on 4/15/13.
2.62 symbolic miles full of reflection and gratitude for the life I’ve been blessed with. 

Life is beautiful, even when it sucks, but it doesn’t last forever. So go, hug your loved ones and seize the day. Every day! 
Peace <3

0.5 mi walk, 1.5 mi run, and 0.62mi walk

Lunar Eclipse tonight :)

Also, I GOT CLEARED FOR RUNNING!!!! :) Went to see a sports doc who’s also a runner and I’m good to go. Though I have to start back slow , short, and run on softer surfaces. 

manvmiles:

spartanrace:

On the eve of the Boston Marathon, we at Spartan Race, along with the country, pay tribute to all the victims and survivors of last year’s attack.
Pictured are athletes and citizens who lived through the events and won’t let tragedy grind them to a halt. This series shot by Robert X. Fogerty for Dear World captures the resilience of those affected that can’t be dampened. Please visit their site to learn more about these people’s stories and pay tribute. 

Boston is as strong as community as the world has. We are proud to be part of it. On Marathon Monday, we will be there and along with the rest of the world, we will be watching a city recover as one.  

Love this.

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Happy Caturday ;)

It’s still a running blog….

This boy! The fool! Can you believe he’s two years old already?! He turned two on April 1st. Such a love Bug and a hooligan <3

Also, Throwback Friday (<—I make my own rules here!) 

Remember when I used to run? Yeah, so do I. Going to see a doctor next week if possible. Whatever…. I’ll run again! A lot!!! 

So, I finally put up this medal hanger, which I got for Christmas in 2012. Yeah, I’ve waited that long to put it up. I just couldn’t decide where to hang it. But now it’s up :)

The medals from left to right:

1. New Year’s Race, my second half. A night race in Downtown LA. Ran it with a bummed ITB, which sidelined me for 2 months.

2. Santa Barbara International Half Marathon, my very first half. Nov. 2012 :) 

3. LA Marathon, my second marathon. March 2014. Bummed foot with plantar fasciitis. Still sidelined…..Boo!!!

4. Santa Barbara International Half Marathon, my 3rd half and my second time in SB. Broke the 2 hour mark with this one. An awesome race!!!

5. The Great Race of Augora Hills, 5K. My very first race ever! March 2012 :) 

The bibs, the three most important ones: My best half in SB (blue); my first and best marathon, Nike Women’s SF (yellow); and the LA Marathon.

I have a few more medals and bibs, but those don’t mean much. I mean, I love to run races, but I don’t need to hang all the medals. Just the sweetest ones :)

And the most important medal of all, the Nike Women’s SF medal! From the awesomest first marathon ever!!! I have not taken this medal off my neck since I put it on right after the race. Ok, I took it off exactly 3 times, twice to color my hair (don’t want to ruin my medal!) and once to add the little running shoe that I got my self for running the LA Marathon. I think I’ll be adding a charm for every full marathon I run, so I can wear them instead of the bulky medals :)

Also, also, I love my new job and it’s been going great :D

So there you have it…..

Happy Friday!!!!

Bullet points on Saturday

  • Hey there tumblr! I’m still around, just don’t have much time to be around a whole lot :(
  • Tomorrow will be 2 weeks since I went on my last run. I did 4 miles and my foot and hamstring are still pissed at me. Boo!
  • I’m making an appointment to see a doctor tomorrow.
  • My first week at the new job went really good :) We’ll see how the next week goes, when the school’s back in session…
  • I had a delicious lunch with my tumblr sister lagrlontherun today :)

               Guess who ran to the lunch and who drove :P

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  • I indulged in some more deliciousness later in the afternoon. So, so good!!! Check out their website to find a location near you ;)

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(bottom left picture: pecan praline and chocolate chocolate chip combo, because I couldn’t decide which one to get :P )

  • And this one just because everyone on my FB news feed is posting spring photos. Some flowers from today’s walk……and of course, my Buggy <3

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  • Guess which phone I got? THANK YOU ALL FOR ALL YOUR ADVICE!!!!    :D

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  • I can’t wait to start running again! Hopefully soon!!!!

furything:

alwayssmilecuzyoucan:

afangirlstreehouse:

hheath541:

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furything:

alwayssmilecuzyoucan:

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hheath541:

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I’m sorry - not my usual stuff - but this is incredibly important. Please share around. It could save someone’s life.

I DON’T CARE IF THIS DOESN’T SUIT YOUR BLOG TYPE IF YOU DON’T REBLOG THIS I’M JUDGING YOU 

P.S. this is the site, which also has an emergency exit

https://www.whengeorgiasmiled.org/

PLEASE SHARE THIS AND HELP SAVE A LIFE!

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iPhone question

My caveman (flip) phone died (well, I killed it by washing it….don’t ask!) and it’s time for me to finally join you all in this millennium by getting a smart phone.

So my question is, should I get iPhone 5 or iPhone 5s? What are some pros and cons for each? Camera, battery life, speed,….? Anything that stands out with either model?

BTW, I’m only considering iPhones right now.

Thank you!!!!

Happy dance!!!!

It’s official!!!! I got a new job and start on Monday! :D

Shake and wake

So we had a little shake up this morning at 6:25am. A 4.4 earthquake about 7 miles from the house.  It woke us up real good! No coffee needed after this kind of a wake up call…..well, coffee was needed an hour later ;)

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But according to this little guy it was almost the end of the world. Tumblr, I present to you the hairiest chicken Chico ;)

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It took him 1 hour and 40 minutes (some people run half marathons faster than this!) to come out from under the covers and even that was because the food was served :P And even now he’s still walking around all frightened. Poor little chicken :(

I did it!!! Granted, I walked almost the whole second half, but I actually did it!!!
5:12:19 <—-I must be a fast walker?

Also, holly cramped legs!! Both! All of the muscles!
The best thing? 60 min sports massage tonight :D

LA Marathon, oh my!!!

Oh hai there!!!!! Remember me?! :D

Long time no write here. Sorry about that! I’ve just been a bit busy and haven’t had much time to be a good blogger. I have so much catching up to do on all of you that I don’t even know where to start. So, if there’s anything important that you want to share with me, please do! :)

OK, so…the LA Marathon. It’s happening. In 15 hours!

Am I ready? No!

Does my plantar fasciitis still bother me? Yes.

Should I be running tomorrow? No!

Will I be running anyway? You betcha!

Will I finish? Who the hell knows…

I’m going on a run tomorrow. Since I live just blocks away from the finish line, I’ll have to get there one way or another ;) After mile six, every 2 miles, there will be aid stations with shuttles for anyone who can’t finish, so I can take that if shit hits the fan. Or call hubby to pick me up. I’m not going kill myself just to finish. If I do great, if I don’t oh well. DNF doesn’t bother me. If my foot/leg isn’t doing well tomorrow, I won’t try to cause even more damage. So it will be how it will be.

One thing that slightly worries me is the heat because it going to be quite hot and dry. I haven’t trained in the heat since last summer, so that’s going to be ‘fun’. I did get a cooling cloth that I will wear around my neck. I haven’t used it yet, so I hope it works.

These are the temps we’re looking at. And I highly doubt that there’s any shade along the route:

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At the expo today I got together with Robb, Cassi, and Rosa. I wish Rosa could have stayed with us longer and that she could join us for lunch. After the Expo, we went to The Farm Of Beverly Hills to gram some delicious food :)

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Now I’m all ready and prepared (I believe so) for tomorrow. I have to get up super early because my shuttle from Santa Monica to the start line at the Dodger’s Stadium leaves at 4:30 am (<—-not cool at all!).

Flat tinkerbellrun (my irl friends call me T-Rex, hence the bib) and my Buggy checking out my LAM shirt ;) He approves, though I’d prefer if it wasn’t grey. Don’t get me wrong, I love gray, but for running I prefer loud bright neon colors. image

And here is all my so called marathon training in pictures. Kids, don’t do this at home!!! Seriously, it’s stupid to run on so little training and a bummed leg. But hey, I’m here to prove it, so you don’t need to. You’re welcome! ;)

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So yeah, there’s that. Off to bed now and I’ll report when I’m done.

Peace out my dear friends!

Thanks everybody!

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I opted for a thong and ended up completely covered with a sheet except for the areas he worked on at the time. It was FANTABULOUS! It hurt so good!!!! But I will keep my undies on in the future too, they were not in the way and I was more comfortable that way ;) And I went with a good 20% tip.