Early this morning I began the task that brought me to Orlando, FL this weekend … I ran the first of four races as part of The Dopey Challenge here at Walt Disney World. As I mentioned before, I will be running four races on sequential days this weekend and today I ran the first of those races. Today’s race was the shortest and, therefore, the easiest of the races. Click below to see some photos that I snapped while running the Disney Family Fun Run 5K. More »
Back in April of last year I decided that it would be a BRILLIANT idea to sign up for the Inaugural Dopey Challenge series of races at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. Because I successfully ran the Goofy Race and a Half Challenge last year here at WDW made up of sequential half marathon and marathon runs I figured I’d be up for running sequential 5K, 10K, half and full marathons this year. Well, I’ve made my way back to Orlando ahead of the Dopey Challenge weekend. I’m coming to you from the East Coast right now on the only day of my trip where I won’t be running a race :) More »
Posted under: The Dopey Challenge
Last night I met up with my friend Eileen for a fun dinner and movie hang, which is exactly what I was hoping to do since I hadn’t seen her for a couple of weeks. While I was on vacay in Japan for the holidays, I found out that the Cinefamily Theater (aka the Silent Movie Theater here in LA) was showing a rare concert film by The Cure and I was really bummed that I was missing it. The theater added a couple of showings for this week only and I knew that I had to see it before it was gone forever. Eileen, also a big fan of The Cure, was up for seeing the movie with me so we grabbed some food beforehand and then caught the movie afterward. More »
Posted under: 'The Cure: In Orange'
Surprisingly I felt pretty good the morning after my first half marathon of 2014 so I managed to actually get a lot accomplished. I did a huge bulk of my laundry yesterday and finished in time to meet up with Darion for dinner and movie last evening (we saw Her and it was great). After the movie, I made my way to the Kibbitz Room inside Canter’s Deli to help my friend Jeremy celebrate his birthday. I figured I’d show up for a drink but ended up staying well past midnight. It was bizzy, productive and very fun day. More »
Posted under: 'Her'
After spending most of the day lounging around the house (and still NOT doing my mounds of laundry), I had to rally and get out of the house last night because I had a freaking half marathon race to run. OY. For the first time, I almost bailed on a race altogether because I just didn’t feel up to running it. Adriana signed up to run the 5K portion of the New Year’s Race last night and honestly, if she hadn’t signed up I probably would’ve skipped the race. But, I didn’t want her to run by herself so I got suited up and made my way downtown to meet up with her. I’m glad I did run because I actually felt great for the entire run. I hadn’t run at all since Honolulu early last month so I was worried but thankfully, it turns out that I had no cause for worry at all. More »
Posted under: New Year's Race
Last night I met up with my friends Emma and Josh for dinner and drinks after I made a quick run downtown to pick up my race materials for the New Year’s Race tonight. Yes, I am running another race tonight. I think I signed up for this race shortly after I ran it last year and, well, I kinda forgot about it until I got an email this week reminding me. I’m just getting over my jet lag so I hope that won’t be a problem but, honestly, I can’t say that I’m all that excited about running 13 miles later tonight. BUT, last night was fun. I was anxious to see Emma and Josh because I wanted to give them some gifts I brought home from Japan. We had a really nice night of catching up. More »
Ugh. I have got jet lag bad, y’all. I fell asleep midday yesterday a couple of times but only for about 30 minutes each time so that the sleep wasn’t restful and left me wide away afterward. From around 10PM last night until well past 5AM this morning, I just could not sleep. I did manage to watch my beloved University of Oklahoma Sooners take on and defeat Alabama in the Sugar Bowl championship game last night. I also watched some recorded TV shows on my DVR, a movie on Netflix and played hours of my fave new mobile phone video game. Blah. I’m a little loopy right now but I’m hopeful today will be the day my sleep schedule will normalize. More »
Posted under: OU Sooners, Quiz Up
And so … I am home again. Earlier today (which is actually later today), Adriana and I packed up our bags (more than we came to Japan with) and said our sad goodbyes to Tokyo. We always knew that our trip to Japan was going to be amazing but we had no idea just how truly amazing the whole experience would turn out to be. From the start, we had the best time … and it kept getting better and better and better. Over the past 10 days, we learned a lot about ourselves, about each other, about a new part of the world and we got to make really great new friends. Honestly, after a week on any vacation, I usually feel ready to return home. This trip was different. It was with heavy hearts that we had to tear ourselves away and fly back home to LA. More »
HII!!!! I’m still in Japan!!! I wasn’t sure if I would have time to post anything today since we are just about out the door and on our way to the airport bound for home but I have a tiny bit of time to post a few photos from my last full day here in Tokyo and our first day of 2014. Needless to say, thing felt pretty rough first thing in the AM after our raucous NYE but we didn’t have time to suffer. Our friends Ian and Yuki took us to the local shrine here in their neighborhood to get blessed and make wishes for the coming year and then we spent the rest of the day walking around and talking. Last night, a bunch of Ian and Yuki’s friends came over for a late night hang which turned into a later night hang which turned into a wee hours of morning hang. Yes, the Tokyo Social Club goes hard here :D More »
Posted under: Flipagram
My last day of 2013 was so epic, so fun. We got an early start by running a few errands around town before we settled down for a final Shabu Shabu meal (which was all you can eat so, of course, we ate like Americans … to the point of getting “meat high”) to close out the year. Our gracious hosts returned from their holiday so that we could all ring in the New Year together … by singing KARAOKE! Oh and early in the day, we felt a small earthquake that really made our trip to Japan complete. I hope YOU have as much fun on New Year’s Eve as I did last night :D More »