Friday, October 31, 2008

Tattoo virgin no more!

While I was on the east coast, Farrow and I visited Amanda V. and got inked! I LOVE my tattoo, but let me tell you it hurt like a mo-fo. It mostly hurt on my shin, near my ankle bone, and back by my achilles. So if anyone tells you it's "not that bad", they're either a masochist or are lying. I guess the ankle is kind of a tender spot to get a tattoo, but whatev.

It's on the inside of my right ankle/calf and it's freakin' awesome. I chose the inside of my leg for a couple reasons. The first is that it is less conspicuous than the outside of my leg. The second is that by putting the tattoo on the inside of my leg, I can see it all the time and remember why I got it. The tattoo is for me, not for everyone else :)

Sunday, October 19, 2008

El Moro Madness

I planned on running El Moro and practicing my photo skills since that's almost all I'll be doing, and talking about how much I like El Moro even though it kicks my butt again and again. So I started my run and took a couple pictures so everyone can see the beauty of the place :)

view of the ocean from the top of the first hill. the sun was too bright :(

after the first hill, they continued. for 3 miles. the steeper ones followed the ones above.
the dry view from the ranger station end of the park

mini cactus field
the prettier view from the other end of the park... hard to believe the ocean is only 4 miles away

almost done!
One of the best things about el moro is that it's across the street from the beach, so you can get an ice bath after a hard run :)

After a few minutes in the ocean I walked down the street to where my car was parked and started up the PCH on my way home. Then I saw the car pictured below...
1. It's a Bentley, which isn't that out of the ordinary in Newport Beach. 2. A gray haired guy with his hair perfectly styled despite the convertible top? Again, not that special. The kicker? 3. He was BLARING "You Shook Me All Night Long". Maybe I shouldn't have been that surprised, but hello, mid-life crisis much??

Then later I saw another Bentley, which surprised me because I haven't seen two in one day before. This one looked more like a Chrysler 500 and was not a convertible.

Then near Fashion Island I was stopped at a light and I saw a person a couple cars up toss a cigarette butt out of her SUV window. Before I could even finish a thought about how I feel about that, a hand pops out the window with ANOTHER cigarette in her hand. Like she literally must have lit the new cigarette with the old one. Can't get the cancer in you much faster than that!

Saturday, October 18, 2008


So I had been avoiding looking at my blog because I knew it had been soo long since I've posted. And not that I have hundreds of blog viewers, but I still need to get it on it. For myself. And indeed it had been soo long since I've posted. July 30th in fact. Since then I've done another triathlon (Santa Barbara Triathlon), went to Colorado for climbing/yoga and had a close encounter with an elk,
and we moved into a house.

Still up - trip back to DE, marathon in Greece, and potential 10K in Death Valley. I'm heading back to the east coast this month because tickets were around $250 now, and double that for Christmas, but I have big plans for the trip - running a 5K/10K on the same day, yoga and dinner with Amy, a trip to the Gunks, and a tattoo!

Part of the reason I was "inspired" to write this blog is because recently I've been reading lots of other people's blogs that I find interesting, so I figured if I ever want someone to read my blog and think that it's interesting, I should probably post something on it.

So instead of posting a long blog that's really about nothing, I'll just end with a short list of things I've been recently excited about:

greece and madrid
climbing in bishop (it's coming!!!)
sharing peter's canyon with daisy
finishing my thesis draft
going offtrack
corepower yoga