Monthly Archives: November 2009

Stuff I’m Doing

I’ve just created a new page on this blog that’s going to keep a tally of the stuff I plan to do. It’s conveniantly called: The List. So far, I’ve listed five items. Some of them have firm deadlines, like the Las Vegas 1/2 marathon or the LA marathon. Others will probably take me two years to accomplish (learning the accordion?).

I’ll be adding to The List frequently and when I’ll do, I’ll add a new post.

Check it out! I’m always looking for new ideas.


Ring Around the Rosie… Pocket full of Posies

The running continues. Today, I joined my friend Lysma to run around the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. This was a first for me. Not bad… Though I can see myself getting bored if I had to run a long time out there. Loop… after loop… after loop… Three loops = 9 miles. That’s a lot of repeated scenery and not much mileage. Obviously, there are longer routes out there than the simple trot around the block. From here on out, four loops is my absolute limit.

I will say this. I’ll take two loops in Pasadena over one at Balboa any day of the week. That park crushed my soul. Just the thought of running out there for more than two hours with the heat, the bugs and the dirt is enough for me to drive an extra 10 miles to another location. If I can avoid it, I never want to run more than 12 miles at Balboa. It’s a fine enough park and route… in small quantities.

Frankly, any place is ideal if I don’t have to run a lot… and since I plan to stop running and training for marathons after LA’s downhill dash, I won’t need to worry about it much longer.

Lysma, thanks for making my first run around the Rose Bowl a nice experience. Though your company rocked, I think the best part about running with you was the celebratory French toast. Kudos Natestah.

Countdown to Vegas: 14 days!!

Strapping on my Blue Suede Shoes

I’m not a runner, so there’s no explanation for why I have two marathons under my belt and not a single 5k race. Actually, there is. There’s no shame and no pride lost when you tell people you ran 26.2 miles in 6+ hours. On the other hand, I can’t take my sweet time for 3 miles. I  have to run fast… ish.

Yes, I have trained well past this mileage. But, I have never run a half marathon. I’m going to cross that off my list in less than three weeks in Las Vegas! And I’m going to attempt to go as Elvis at the innaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas!

I need ideas people! Aside from a wig and shades, how can I make a cheap, runner-friendly Elvis outfit?

¡VIVA me!

Hello world!

Welcome to my blog. This is where I am going to document my journey through some of life’s greatest and most miniscule achievements before I turn 30.

For my 25th birthday (what seems like an eternity ago), I received a bookthat listed 100 things women should do before they turn 30. Some things I’ve already done, like skydiving, dying my hair an outrageous color and opening a bottle of champagne. Some I’m not going to bother with (invest in earplugs; google myself). It’s more of a guide. I’m taking some of those suggestions, mixing in my own and seeing what I’ll have accomplished by Oct. 30, 2011.

Here’s an excerpt of my list:

  • Run a half marathon (To be done 12/6)
  • Fly first class
  • Get a massage
  • Find the perfect shade red lipstick
  • Belt in karate
  • Tap dance in a recital for the first time in 20 years!

I’m open to suggestions. If you think there’s something I should try, let me know. I’ll give it a shot!


¡VIVA me!