[ 5 ] transferring bases from boston
to long beach 😉 the view from my office is much nicer!
[ 4 ] being faithful to my marathon training schedule…
[ 3 ] …so i could eat [just about] whatever i wanted…
[ 2 ] …and successfully complete my first 26.2!
[ 1 ] Philippines & Japan with my better half ❤
[ 5 ] portland…?
OR bust. 😉 toying with the idea.
[ 4 ] this. recipe.
soak beef in red wine for 24 hours? KAY.
[ 3 ] hershey’s cherry cordial creme
the one holiday chocolate I allow myself to binge eat, aside from truffles, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves now.
[ 2 ] new orleans!
beignets, QT with the best friend, and 13.1 miles to offset the food tour. ;D
[ 1 ] running half marathon #2 with this guy ❤
rock ‘n’ roll pasadena, here we come (with this feeling conquered, ^5 hun)!
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[ 5 ] the chaos
oh there was plenty. they don’t tell you how hard it is to push when you’re up against a brick wall and you’ve given your all and need to keep drawing from that bank. it’s hard to have an infinite supply. it’s hard to admit you need a break to recharge. that’s what i needed. i needed time to myself. typically writing helps when i’m enduring a hardship, but i was so uninspired the words wouldn’t form. it was hard putting things down in writing. maybe i didn’t want to remember.
[ 4 ] the changes
i’ve bounced around quite a bit in the last 9 months. newport beach to orlando to new york to boston to long beach. i’ve felt like quite the human ping pong ball. couple that with a 2500+ mile transcontinental commute and any time off felt like it was running away from me. packing and unpacking never gets any easier.
[ 3 ] marathon training
“if it doesn’t challenge you it doesn’t change you”
my first 26.2! i wanted to do so many more races in 2012 but knew i had to take it easy. it felt so good to come back strong after my injuries. more on that later.
[ 2 ] traveling abraod
here we go, pochacco!
puerto rico [kinda counts], philippines (manila & boracay), and japan (tokyo & izu), among many random days waking up and falling asleep in different states.
sunrise to sunset in boracay
[ 1 ] picking up the pieces
2009 was the last time i truly felt like myself. i had my creative routine down and was so happy with what i was doing, and then it crumbled when i fell into a job with management that just wasn’t good for the soul. i stayed with it much longer than i should have, but i don’t regret a thing. the past 9 months have allowed me to get back into my old habits and it feels good to get back into the things that make me me. i want to write. i need to write. and so here i am, ending the hiatus.
[ 5 ] Downsizing my Life
because i believe in mobility & clutter free living
[ 4 ] Coming off the Busy Season @ Work
[ 3 ] Netflix-ing aka “Creative Research & Inspiration”
Finally found a show that could fill the void "Lost" left behind. Amazing suspense.
[ 2 ] Halloween Costume Making
Part 1 - Mad Hatter
Part 2 - R2D2 - Best Individual Contest Winner! : )
[ 1 ] Half-Marathon Training & Conquering
NWM 2011 | SF | 10.16.11
on course with paul & thao!
Rock n' Roll Los Angeles | 10.30.11
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Tagged coffee, downsizing, Downtown Los Angeles, DTLA, half marathons, Halloween 2011, Mad Hatter Costume, Nike Women's Marathon 2011, NWM 2011, R2D2 Costume, Rock n' Roll Los Angeles 2011, running, San Francisco, The Walking Dead, work
[ 5 ] Backyard BBQs | Picnics Galore
[ 4 ] Royal T Cafe | Kobe Burger
[ 3 ] Umami Burger | Manly Burger & CHEESY TOTS & lots more
[ 2 ] Pitburger | Teriyaki Plate
[ 1 ] Speciality Sushi by my favorite Sushi Chef 😉
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Tagged bbq, best teriyaki, cheesy tots, food truck fest, kobe burger, manly burger, picnic, pit burger, royal t cafe, umami burger
[ 5 ] pooped puppies
[ 4 ] happy stamps
[ 3 ] gentle giants
[ 2 ] pleasant surprises
[ 1 ] totem pole close-ups