Sunday, July 29, 2012

if it has to happen, then it has to happen first.

not a great week of training.

late nights + a packed schedule = low miles
ahhhh, i hate not completing my miles for the week... i feel horrible.  if it has to happen, then it has to happen first! 

week two
11 miles
3 days

state fair fun.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Monday, July 23, 2012

glimpses from the week 7/16 - 7/22.

1. new underwater case for the G12... it's huge.  2. love-hate relationship with ikea.  i always end up with extra bolts?!?  3. tea time.  earl gray bravo.  4. sienna playing around in the laundry.  how could you not love that face.

5.  bright laces   6. caramel apple butter from apple hill.  great on toast with some bananas.  7. lunch date with my girlfriend... talking about the "ryans" and stuffing our faces.   8. i made a little umbrella wreath for our pool parties. super easy and very cute.

9. date night at pronto's.  i was so in the mood for italian.  10. made mac n' cheese muffins for our bbq/pool party. everyone loved them. will definitely make again, but will add some bacon next time!  11. homemade misting system courtesy of ryan. brilliant.  12. bacon and butter - great brunch spot. had the blueberry pancakes and biscuits and gravy... delish! 

Sunday, July 22, 2012

start small, think big.

it's always hard getting back into running after a long break.  i delayed my training for two weeks because i couldn't stop hitting the snooze button, but now that i finally made it out the front door... i feel the excitement and energy after every run.  i am getting closer and closer to my goal.   

week one
16 miles 
4 days

Thursday, July 19, 2012

mini tier cakes.

mini tier cakes!!  I had so much fun making these cakes.
helpful tips...  1. spray the pan with baking non-stick spray 2. only fill the cake molds to the top of the third layer 3. let the cakes cool completely before frosting (i put them in the freezer for 5 mins after I took them out of the oven) 3. put a cutting board on top of the pan and flip over (cakes should come out easily) 4. cut off the bottom of each cake to level

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

glimpses from 7/1-7/15.


226 days ago, I ran my first full marathon - 26.2 miles.  the journey, the challenge, both physically and mentally, was amazing.  if your goals don't scare you, they aren't big enough!

training for my second full marathon has commenced.  i will be running the California International Marathon “CIM” again this December.  138 days to go!!!  training will consist of running 5 days a week and body sculpting/pilates 2 to 3 days a week. 

last year I was able to beat my goal time by 4 minutes 20 seconds finishing at 4:25:40.  i’m hoping to shed 25 minutes this year.  

it will not be easy, but it will definitely be worth it.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

glimpses from june 11-30.

while in New Jersey 21 long days in New Jersey.  what an incredible experience.  many days at the courthouse, late nights in the war room, ventured out to some wonderful restaurants and made time to workout in the hotel gym.

back in California  i returned from Jersey the day after my 30th birthday.  spent the next week and a half gardening, devouring my favorite foods, getting pampered at the spa, enjoying time with my friends, date night with my mum, and even indulged in some reading  - a guilty pleasure.

Monday, July 9, 2012

current music obsession.

The Lumineers

Ho Hey
I belong with you, you belong with me
You're my sweetheart
I belong with you, you belong with me
You're my sweetheart