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Off To Never Land

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Earlier this morning, at about 3:30 AM, I woke from my restful slumber to get dressed and ready to run the Never Land 5K race at Disneyland today … and boy am I tired. Well, not really, but I am tiny bit beat. I had almost forgotten that I signed up to run this 5K race at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure but, thankfully, they’re really good about sending email reminders. The Tinkerbell 10K and Half Marathon are also taking place this weekend but this time, I only wanted to run the 5K … and I’m glad that I did because it was a lot of fun. More »

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Running The Strip

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Earlier this morning, I was up bright and early to make my way to West Hollywood, CA so that I could run the inaugural Sunset Strip Half Marathon. As I had hoped, the race was a really great one with a mostly excellent course and lots of great perks. I really love West Hollywood so it was a real treat to run the streets of WeHo, with particular focus on the Sunset Strip, early this morning. There were a few things that really did suck about the race but all in all, it was a really fun experience overall. More »

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Movie Review: ‘Cinderella’, ‘Transformers: The Movie’ & ‘GI Joe: The Movie’ Double Feature

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My Saturday was packed full with really fun stuff to do with really great people. In the morning, I was invited to attend an early screening of Cinderella at the El Capitan Theater so I asked my Disney friend Elena to attend with me. We had a very nice movie date together. Later in the day, I met up with Adriana again for a fun movie double feature of the 1986 animated film Transformers: The Movie and the 1987 animated film GI Joe: The Movie at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. THEN, I had to be up and at Knott’s Berry Farm early this morning to run the Coaster Run 10K race. So, yeah, busy but fun! More »

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I’m With Cupid

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For Valentine’s Day yesterday I decided to distract myself by running a fun underwear race called Cupid’s Undie Run here in LA to raise money for the Children’s Tumor Foundation which ended up raising over $3 million dollars nationally for the charity (my dear friends helped me raise $255 in just a few hours). The gimmick is meant to be fun for people in the rest of the country to run a short race in their underwear in the bitter, freezing cold. Here in LA, it was 82 degrees and hot so it was actually a relief to run in my underwear :) After I rested a bit and got cleaned up, I met up with Tamar for a fun little dinner date and that was my day. More »

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Chillin’ With Duke

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Last night I got to spend some amazing quality time with my new little homie Duke Julian and his parents Emma and Josh for the first time since I met the little man about an hour after he was born last Sunday. Truth be told, I’ve been itching to see Duke again since his birth day last weekend but it took all of my strength to just sit back and wait a few days until the newly expanded family got settled back home. Yesterday was Josh’s birthday so it was the perfect excuse to see my friend for his birthday … and then ignore him so I could fawn all over his adorable baby son. More »

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One More Disneyland Half

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This September, Disneyland will be hosting the 10th anniversary of the Disneyland Half Marathon shortly after the theme park celebrates its 60th anniversary and yesterday, registration for the Disneyland Half went on sale. Because of all the anniversary fun going on this year, I happily signed up to run my 4th Disneyland Half Marathon in a row … but it will likely be my last. I’m not giving up running half marathon races (yet) but the insane cost of running these races at Disney is starting to get out of hand. Actually, the cost of these races has been out of hand for some time now but for me, I think I’ve reached my limit. I’m very much looking forward to running the Disneyland Half again later this year as I know it will be a very special anniversary run … but the more I think about it, the more I realize it’s probably time to stop spending so much money on running races at Disney. More »

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Run Surf City

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Early yesterday morning, I made my way down to Huntington Beach, CA to run my third Surf City Half Marathon in as many years and I’m happy to relay that it was one of my better half marathon runs. The Surf City race is one of my fave races of the year because nothing beats running along the Pacific Ocean in February in the most beautiful weather you will ever experience. After the race, I made my home for a bit of rest before I made my way to Caleb and Ollie’s place for their annual Super Bowl party. After that, Tamar and I enjoyed a lovely sushi dinner at Sugarfish and that, my friends, was the wrap on a really great Sunday. More »

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May The Course Be With You

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Today has already been a very fun day … and it’s not even noon yet. After I spent the day completely wrecked yesterday after I ran the Star Wars 10K (dunno why, I just keep sleeping and eating and sleeping all day), I woke up refreshed and ready to run the inaugural Star Wars Half Marathon … which would complete the Rebel Challenge of running the 10K and the Half Marathon back to back. I got to take some fun photos along the way, I got to see NEW backstage/behind the scenes areas of Disneyland and Disney California Adventure (the course was much different from previous races) and I was met by a group of my dear Sons of Anakin SC friends at the finish line … which has made today the best day ever! More »

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Running Back To You

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Lots to update today … last night, at long last — after many, many years of waiting — I finally got to see Vanessa Williams live in concert. I’ve been a fan of Vanessa since the early 90s and have always wanted to see her in concert. Because I’m staying in Anaheim, CA this weekend for the Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend at Disneyland, I have a room here for the weekend. So after I ran the Star Wars 5K in the morning, I had to drive north all the way into the valley to see Vanessa in concert at California State University Northridge. THEN I had to drive all the way back down to Anaheim so that I could run the Star Wars 10K this morning. So busy but so fun. More »

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Racing Toward A Fun ‘Star Wars’ Weekend

So, this weekend is going to be a crazy fun one for me. It’s the inaugural Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure and, as you may know, I signed up to run the inaugural Star Wars 5K, Star Wars 10K and Star Wars Half Marathon (running the 10K and the half makes me eligible for The Rebel Challenge race as well). Yesterday evening, I made my way to Anaheim to pick up my race materials for the weekend, grab some food, check in to my hotel and then attend the Wookie Welcome Party inside Disneyland to get the weekend started right. More »

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