Sunday, February 24, 2008

Super Saturday!

Yesterday I ran 6 miles in the morning with my team, and then we had a send-off meeting since my marathon is next Sunday. This time next Sunday I will have finished my 2nd marathon! Yay :) After some miscellaneous errands and a nap, it was time to get ready to go to MusInk, a music/tattoo festival hosted by Kat Von D in Costa Mesa. Kendra and I went to Wasu Sushi first, which is one of my faves, and then we headed off and started the adventure to find the entrance to the OC fairgrounds. The main entrance was closed, and the other entrances weren't very clearly marked but we finally found it. Then we started the mile long hike to the entrance. We eventually got in... to stand in the beer line for another 10 minutes. I went to the water booth and got a water and drank half of it before we even got to up to the booth to get beer for Kendra. We walked around and checked out some tattoo booths and stuff before deciding to get pierced. I got my nose and Kendra got her belly button redone. We had to wait a bit before the piercer was ready, so we got in line to get our picture taken with Kat Von D. We got in a few people before they closed off the gate, so that was lucky! I talked to Kim for a minute (Kim from LA Ink) and got a pic with her before getting to Kat Von D.

Not only did we get our picture with her, she called me and Kendra "sexy grapes". We didn't realize that we were both wearing purple shirts until Kat so kindly complimented us ;) After that, we went back and got pierced... of course the anticipation is always worse than the actual piercing so it wasn't even that bad. We watched Tiger Army perform for a minute and then hiked back to the car.
Kendra wanted to go out so we drove down to Cassidy's in Newport Beach. We'd been sitting there for a few minutes when 3 guys bought us a drink, and then a bottle of Dom Perginon. Turns out one of them was a retired pro hockey player (his brother still plays for the Ducks). We hung out and talked to them for awhile, and then we left.
It ended up being a pretty late night, but lucky for me I had nothing to do on Sunday. AND it's stopped raining so I can go for a run or a bike ride!
Too bad tomorrow is Monday...

<-- My newly pierced nose (it's hard to see, I know)

Monday, February 11, 2008

New Bike!

Last week Eric finally broke down and got a bike. I decided that since I was putting more money into my Wal-mart bike than it was worth, I should just break down and get a decent (but cheap) bike myself. I ended up with a 2007 Specialized Hardrock XC. I'm going to put hybrid tires on it for the triathlon and training, and then use the mountain bike tires in the even that we go ride at Peter's or somewhere sometime. I have officially ridden this bike as many times in a week as I rode my other bike in several months. The only problem is that hurts. My butt. So I got some bike shorts, and haven't had a chance to try them out. I ran this morning and hopefully I'll get to put in some bike time if Eric gets home from work soon... Now I need to get some time in the pool!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Yoga, Pinkberry, and Sweet Lady Jane Bakery!!!

Ok from now on, I will not slack with my posting, I will not slack with my posting...

Today I went to a yoga tune-up workshop with Jill Miller at the Center for Yoga in LA. The Center is on Larchmont Blvd., which is just like Santa Monica Blvd. or Venice Blvd. meaning there is people everywhere and not so much parking. After going up and down the street once, I got lucky and found a spot right around the corner :) The workshop focused on hips, which is a weak point for me considering my running is/has been suffering due to my hip inflexibility. Jill is a great instructor, and I hope to go to another one of her workshops soon! The Center happened to be right next door to the infamous Pinkberry, which for those of you who don't know, is a frozen yogurt store (literally yogurt, not ice cream tasting yogurt like Golden Spoon) with 3 flavors - vanilla, green tea, and coffee. I got the green tea and I have to say I was quite disappointed. It tasted tangy like yogurt and barely like green tea. I'll stick to my green tea smoothies from Jamba Juice and my frozen yogurt from Golden Spoon. Before going, I had looked up Sweet Lady Jane Bakery on the internet and planned on going to taste some of the cake. I had seen the cake on the Dr. Phil show, but I haven't been in LA since I saw it to be able to try it out. OMG I should have gone sooner!!!! I don't like cake really (except ice cream cake) or icing, but I am in love with Sweet Lady Jane bakery. I got a piece of the Almond Roca and the Triple Berry Shortcake. I decided that when I get married I am going to have BOTH ice cream cake and the Triple Berry Shortcake. I am half tempted to get somebody a cake for their birthday or something just so I can go cake tasting and taste them all :)