• active life,  princess half,  training

    Weeks 12 and 13 Training Update

    Less than 30 days to go! I’m getting super excited for the race and for the much needed mini-vacation. I mentioned previously that we were in a car accident around Christmastime. Raisin Bread convinced me to see a chiropractor and the scan above is what my back looked like in mid-January. FYI – red is bad and black is really really bad. I’ve been through two weeks of treatments and am starting to feel much better. Here’s hoping my next scan looks significantly different! Week 12Saturday: ran 10.05 miles Week 13Monday: 1.32 miles on EllipticalThursday: 1 hour Pilates Circuit classSaturday: ran 4 miles

  • active life,  princess half,  training

    Week 11 Training Update

    Photo (Source) I did it! I ran over nine miles last week. It feels crazy to think that just a few months ago I wouldn’t have even had the desire to run that far. If that isn’t crazy enough, this week I registered for the Disneyland Dumbo Double Dare (a 10K followed by a half the next day). What the what?! Yup, I’ve lost it! Week 11 Sunday – ran 8.02 Friday – ran 2.82 Saturday – ran 9.38 Posted with Blogsy

  • explore,  other US travel,  Travel,  walt disney world

    A Look Back: Epcot 2011

    With my trip to Walt Disney World soon approaching, I started to look back on my first visit with Raisin Bread in 2011. That time we only were there long enough to see one of the parks. I chose Epcot because it seemed to be the most unlike the parks we have in California.  My FastPass skills proved to be as sound as ever, and we pretty much got to see everything we wanted to in that one day. Although we have Soarin’ at California Adventure, we made a beeline straight to that. I still love that ride. For the next few hours, we somehow found ourselves on every boring…

  • eat and drink,  explore,  new york,  other US travel,  restaurant reviews

    Christmas Time in NYC

    After finals were over and done with, Raisin Bread and I decided to pop over to NYC for the weekend! The weather was still mild so it made for a wonderful time for a celebration of another successful semester. We arrived very late on Friday night and checked into the Aloft in Downtown Brooklyn. Thank you, SPG! Although it was convenient to the subway, I found it to be a pleasant hotel in an odd location. It was close to midnight but of course, this being NYC, we found some late night grub at Bijan’s. This place was low-key, welcoming and friendly. I had their signature drink, the Bijan, which is…

  • active life,  goals,  princess half,  training

    Week 10 Training Update

    Photo (Source) Seven more weeks to go! It’s starting to feel real. My schedule is still a little bit off this week. Trying to get back on track and serious next week.  Week 10  Tuesday – 25 minutes of yoga Thursday – ran 1.6 miles Saturday – ran 4 miles + 20 minutes of Pilates ————————————– Goals Progress 1. Finish my MBA – still on winter break2. Finish my first 10 miler – N/A3. Finish my first half marathon – N/A4. Exercise three times a week – YES!!! 5. Participate in Meatless Mondays regularly – N/A (no Mondays yet.)6. Eat out less = save money – I didn’t eat out for…