Sunday, January 12, 2014

Happy 2014

Well 2014 is already heading to a good start. 12 days in and life is pretty good. I've been doing all my runs that I'm scheduled :) I have been attending the gym more often and taking more naps. Seahawks win and they are now playing next week against 49s. Go hawks.

Today: soccer played! Had some good shots, scored a goal, and even played keeper which a ball hit. My face and I think I might have a black eye tomorrow.. Anyways. Nothing else to report.

Still have 2-3 weeks to decide on a couple New Years goals.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 will soon be heading out the door.
It's been a crazy busy year! Recap:
I changed locations of work
I traveled to Cali 2x and to New York/ east haven.
I was a moh in my friend wedding
I ran 6 or 7? half this year
Boyfriend bought a house
I met some awesome people
I signed up for a full marathon:

As 2013 is closing. Here's my 2014 goals:
Run 1-2 full (26.2) marathons.
Run a few halves again.
Maybe do rainier to Ruston race again
Workout at the gym to get a toner body
Travel to new places.
Look into schools.
Get another tattoo.
Run 800 miles.

Happy new year friends! Maybe 2014 I will blog more.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

DisneyLand half marathon!

After running these last couple of years I really wanted to run a RunDisney race. I kept my eye on it over a year and a half but it was always full when i noticed it. So I made sure to sign up for an update to let me know when registration is opened. The day came, I think sometime in Jan? or Feb about it being able to sign up. I instantly signed up Paul and myself. It was already 75% full when I got to the website. So i made it official, I signed up for a Disneyland Half!! Labor day weekend finally came and we headed off to Cali.
We left Seattle Wednesday morning to get there a few days before the race. The flight there got delayed but we finally made it to Cali. rented our car and headed to the hotel which was close to Disney, we stayed at knotts berry farm?
Thursday we went to Disneyland and played. perfect timing hardly anyone there. !

Friday we went to the Disney expo. Oh my goodness, that was so unorganized! It finally got semi organized outside that when we got our packets and stuff it was easy. then it was time to walk around the expo. I got a few new items there. I really wanted a shirt from the expo but it was so crazy in there that i didn't want to wait for ever in line to buy it. plus Paul wasn't feeling great in there. probably the stress of being in there! then we went to  Knotts berry farm. Once again perfect timing for rides because no one was there so we hopped on and off rides very fast!

 Saturday: we went to the beach. it was crazy there

Sunday was race day! We didn't sleep that well the night before but we were so close to the race it was perfect. i think we were 5 min walking away which was perfect! We left the hotel room by 4:30A and lined up in the corral C and the race started at 5:30a. We didn't start until 5:45a. And off we went.Ran through California Adventure seeing things you normally wouldn't see in the park. Seeing Characters along the way and running in the dark was so much fun. I wanted my picture taken with Monsters Inc people but we didn't stop :( Then we ran into Disneyland down main town and around ran through the castle and out through toon town to the streets of Anaheim. We ran thru the Honda center seeing some pretty cool old cars- fords, mustangs, corvettes. then we ran thru the Angels stadium. that was pretty cool considering we ran around the bases, and then saw our faces on the big camera. Then we ran back to Disney and finished at the Disney land hotel. There were so many supporters on the course, along the way, all the road, in the stadium. It was never a dull moment!

Paul and I finished the race together. I loved this race and would to run another rundisney race again!!

Toy story army men!

Loved his shirt 

sweet old cars

sweet medal

One happy girl finished her number 10 half in Disneyland

Friday, June 28, 2013

Oh wow it's june almost july

Hey everyone I can't believe it's almost July, I guess blogging hasn't been on my top too list! :( sorry! Life has in fact been busy!
A little catch up from the last post:

Feb: I turned 25 this past year. Went to Disneyland and Huntington beach for my birthday with my BF. It was wonderful being able to get away for a while and be that kid again in Disney! I was able to see some friends as well.
Also in Feb I changed stores. After being at one store for 6 years it was time to get another store experience so I can hopefully move up as a shift manager. I moved to GH north Starbucks. I still miss my old store  a lot. But i guess I'm not missing the lack of manager there. I had my ups and downs with this new store.

Mar: I ran the Tacoma st patty day half with Tiffany. It went from downtown Tacoma to ruston way and back

April: I ran the seahawks 12k again with the BF. Saw Tall mom there as well with her little Baby belly!
My friend Nicole asked me to be her MOH in her wedding.

May: BF and I moved to a house. He bought a house and we moved up the street like a quarter of a mile. My brother and the cats moved in as well. It feels good being in a quiet house without loud neighbors and noisy street out front.
I also ran the Tacoma city half marathon. That was a hot day to run. I liked the course and actually got a new PR for myself. 1:54 for a half!! :)

June: I was invited to run with Tiffany, Kerrie, and Zoe to take Mels place in the Rainier to Ruston relay. Im glad I was asked to join their team. I had a blast running my first relay.(**recap to come still...**)
I just ran the Seattle rock and roll half marathon this past weekend. Another perfect weather running day! it was warm! I ran with Tiffany and Cynthia for 7 miles and off i went on my own to finish that race trying to beat last years time but didn't happen. I had more fun running with friends for the first half then killing my self and feeling sick the rest of the day. (**full recap will be up soon...**)

And now I feel like you are all caught up on my life over the last few months. I want to try and blog more again!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Friday, January 25, 2013

Running pictures of 2012

These are pictures from my past year races.
1) feb 18 on my birthday "knock your socks off"5k
2) march "st patty day" 5k
3) April "Seahawks" 12k
4) may 5 "cinco de mayo half"
5) June NODM half
7) June "Seattle Rock n roll
8) sept "over the narrows " 10 miler
9) sept "you go girl " half
10) oct "zombie dash" 5k
11) nov "Seattle half"
12) dec "Santa run" 5k

2013 already.

Hello blogging world, I haven't been blogging since september. I think the last post was a recap of you go girl. Yikes!!!  So here's a little recap of what I've done since then..

October race: I found a 5k timed zombie run down in Olympia. So Paul and I drove down there met my mom and my friend sue in the pouring rain and ran a zombie run.  This was pretty cool. There were runners, zombies and zombie hunters. So Paul and I were humans and they let us go 2 min before the zombies were let loose and then the hunters 2 min after that. Boy we were speedy, plus it was raining so I wanted to just be done. We ran around a lake in Olympia and near the Capitol. It was pretty fall colors and such. A zombie grabbed my flag or it feel off not sure but it was the fast 5k ever! Not sure if I wall run it again but I needed a race for my 2012 goal. But it was fun having my mom there for once watching me run.

November race: like many other runners I signed up for the Seattle half the Sunday after thanksgiving. I stayed in the same hotel as Tiffany and her family which was nice being so close to the start line!! Paul and I got there Saturday, picked my packet up and met up with the group for dinner. There was a few of us there: Zach was running the half, kate from work was running her first half then there were tiffany and I. I found out that if I'm running with friends I'm not nervous at a race. Anyone of you still get nervous before a race? The morning of, I got into my running outfit- purple/orange crazy Nike pants, purple sparkle skirt, black shirt, purple sleeves, hat?, and a vest. Tiffany and I sort of had matching outfits. :) I like to try and match with others!! We met in the lobby and off we went to meet kerrie and Kate and Zoe. I started with tiffany and Kate. It's also fun starting a race together. It was Kate's first half. She was pretty nervous. So it was fun seeing her deal with it about to start. We couldn't move at the start. It was so packed that there was no way we could move up anymore. It was nice staying warm tho. And we were off, more like walking. We didn't get to a good pace until mile 1.5. Around mile 3 Kate slowed down and I saw a tunnel approaching. I hate tunnels. So I said my goodbye and off I went running the course wasn't bad at all. It was different then the Seattle rock and roll course. I kept hearing there was a "oh shit" hill. Well I turned that corner and yes that's what I said but I'm good at hill. Thanks gh! So honestly it wasn't that bad! I don't remember what mile that was but I think it was right before running in the "woods" the course had so much trees,I loved it!! I was feeling pretty good on this course. I still struggle once in a while but I'm pushing through it. But boy near the end last mile or so I was looking for that stupid space needle. Finally the end was near, I saw the finish line!! My time was 2:09? It wasn't bad for not training and starting with Tiffany and Kate! I felt great too, usually I feel like crap. It must have been running those 3 firstMiles at a slower pace. :) I found Paul and will and waited for Kate and Tiffany to finish. It was a fun race. Most likely will do it again next year.

December race: Tacoma santa5k. Paul and I ran this together. We met up with Tiffany and her family and Meredith. Paul and I said this is for fun not kill your self. Run together. So we did. We ran ahead of the clan and just ran. But of course at the end we had to race each other! I think we came in at 26-29 min. I forgot the time since its been a few weeks! We watched Tiffany and her daughter run in and said bye and headed to the car. It was started to rain and it was freezing! Over all another fun race.

So I finished my 2012 goal: to run a race each month! I ran 5 half marathons,goal was 3 and I finished the year with 540miles- last year was 250. So not bad 2012 running!!

2013 will be a fun year:
Running the st party's day hhalfwith Tiffany and will. Running Seattle rock n roll again And running a Disney half in Disney land!! I know there's more races I want to do but I haven't signed up yet!!