Friday, December 31, 2010

winter run

gotta have a little pink.
lucy pants w/zippers = favorite

 i'm ready... brrrr

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

why do i run?

that's an easy question for those that are close to me  -  I RUN SO I CAN EAT MORE
or at least that's the reason i started running. 

about a year ago, i decided i wanted to be a runner.  my first run outdoors, in 8+ years, was horrible!  definitely different than running on a treadmill.  i could barely finish a mile, my whole body hurt and i was extremely slow.  i kept with it though.  i began running 2 to 4 miles, 3 to 4 days a week.  it was hard, but each run got easier. i registered for running events and started training.  then before i knew it, i was running 6, 8, 10 and even 12 miles.   i'm addicted now.  i love setting goals and accomplishing them. i love pushing myself and the way it makes me feel.  i love that it gives me time to think, or not to think.  i don't love getting up early in the mornings (not exactly a morning person as Ryan will tell you), but once i'm out there i'm loving it... well, except for the occasional fall (yeah, i'm clumsy too). 

running is helping me become a better me and i'm excited for my 2011 goals.   

recap of 2010 running

1. 2/13/2010 Legal Services of Northern CA Annual Valentine Run 4 miles
(benefits free legal services to the disadvantaged)
2. 5/1/2010 American River Parkway 1/2 Marathon
3. 6/6/2010 Nike Women's Fitness Festival 5k
(benefits Weave)
4. 10/3/2010 Urban Cow 1/2 Marathon
(benefits Leukemia & Lymphoma Society)
5. 11/25/2010 17th Annual Run to Feed the Hungry 10k

goals for 2011

1. LSNC Annual Valentine Run
2. Shamrock'n 1/2 Marathon
3. SPCA Doggie Dash 5k
4. Nike Women's Fitness Festival 5k
5. Urban Cow 1/2 Marathon
6. 18th Annual Run to Fee the Hungry 10k
7. 29th Annual California International Full Marathon (**first full marathon**)

Monday, December 27, 2010

football, basketball, soccer (oh, my!)

sports nut?  nah, ok possibly in training.  i just really enjoy going to games with friends and camping out on the couch to support our favorite teams. 

san francisco 49ers

 sacramento kings

soccer is definitely my favorite.  it would be a dream come true to travel to Brazil for the World Cup. 

image via

Sunday, December 26, 2010

a very merry christmas


this year Ryan and I decided to have my family and a few friends over for Christmas dinner.

love decorating

not exactly a traditional Christmas dinner
appetizers: nacho bar - salami&cheese
ribs, chicken, tri-tip, red&green mashed potatoes,
mac&cheese, broccoli, salad and cornbread

peppermint cocktail

Zoe meets Mieka

me attempting to be a good auntie

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

My First Blog Post

I am 28 years old and HAPPY. 
I’ve been in a relationship with an incredible man for the past 4 years, have two doggies and an interesting/challenging job as a legal assistant. 

This blog has been created to document my projects, adventures & the things I love  Stay tuned.