Thursday, November 20, 2014

Race Like An Avenger

Mid race after we ran through Sleeping Beauty's Castle.
This past weekend I participated in the inaugural Avengers Half Marathon at Disneyland. I am a huge Marvel fan so I was stoked to see that Disney was embracing their superhero side and promoting an Avengers race. I dressed up as American Dream - The female counterpart to Captain America and I had a blast. I felt way better than I did after the Lululemon race since my knee got the all clear a few weeks ago.
Getting ready for the race to start.
Coming up to the start line.
I wasn't able to train for it like I had hoped but I finished, so that's something. The race started at 5:30am on Sunday morning, which I really liked since the temps stayed low well into the race. Nice for us slow pokes.
I really enjoy the Disney races since you get to run through the park and experience Disneyland in a way that most people don't get the chance to. Also since its November, the park was all Christmased out which made my day. I LOVE Disneyland during Christmas.
Cars Land all decorated for Christmas.
Sunrise in Cars Land.
Dan and my mother in law came to cheer me on and drove me down at 4:30am, Troopers! And I am pretty stoked about my sweet medal. I saw my nephews later in the day and they were pretty impressed with it, which is tough with a 12 and 8 year old.
Walked it in 3:40. Pretty happy with that for a walking time!
I haven't signed up for any new races for 2015, but I am thinking about repeating this one or doing the Star Wars one instead in January 2016.
Dan and I after the race. I was puffy and tired!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Wednesday Wishes: Gifts for Your Holiday Host

Wednesday Wishes

It's that time of year when you will be attending your friends parties and events, and I like to live by the rule to never go to someone's house empty handed. You can always bring a nice bottle of wine or craft beers, but sometimes it's nice to go the unexpected route, with a beautiful salt set, monogrammed soaps, succulents for their kitchen, a candle, or one of my favorite gifts of all, the Corkcicle. 

What is your go to host gift?

Monday, November 17, 2014

What to Wear: Thanksgiving

What to Wear: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just a week away, so now is the perfect time to start planning your look. Thanksgiving is all about being as comfortable as possible. It's the holiday where eating is permissible and unbuttoning your pants is common. But instead of having to pop your button, try outfits that are more comfortable. I would suggest stretchy cords with a poncho style sweater or a soft sweater dress with flats. Simple but elegant is a perfect mix for this family holiday. What are you wearing for Turkey day?
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