Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Daisy and I were walked at Peter's Canyon on Monday and she was very distracted and kept turning around. One of the times we stopped I turned around and looked with her, didn't see anything, so started to walk again. Then my eagle eyes spied a little animal by the side of the trail. Daisy is a little less observant and didn't have a clue, but I thought it was a bird. Upon further inspection I realized that it was a groundhog poking it's head out of it's hole! So I took a step closer and he hid back down and we walked on. I turned back to look after we had passed and he popped his head back up and was watching us. I have never actually seen a groundhog peeking out of his hole before, so I thought that was cool enough. But then I saw ANOTHER one a few feet later! No wonder Daisy was paranoid, the groundhogs were watching...

I didn't get a picture, but this person did...

Sunday, March 15, 2009

My Yoga Practice

I was at yoga today and as we started, I began to feel like my body was telling me to go a different way then the instructor was leading it. It then struck me (and occupied me for the rest of the time) that I am ready to develop my own home practice. Then I thought about how I don't know nearly enough about yoga poses and all that, so I need to go to classes to learn more. THEN I thought about teacher training and how teacher training would help me do both - learn and deepen my own practice. Maybe I am finally ready to start a yoga teacher training program!!!! Now I just have to find/choose one...

Saturday, March 14, 2009

I'm back!

So I took a sort of hiatus from lots of things in my life since the beginning of the new year, just one of many of these things is blogging. Now that I'm an official lululemon "blog artist" with the new company blog that will be live in mid-April, I figure that I should keep up with my personal blog as well. My blog assignment is travel, so I'm super excited to write about my marathon in Greece, my upcoming Cambodia trip, and all my mini adventures to San Fran, Colorado, the east coast, etc. etc. etc.! Eric and I were talking about traveling the other night and I realized just how passionate I am about travel. Nobody can take away what you see and what you experience, and every experience means something different to each person.

Otherwise...I'm training for another triathlon - the Irongirl Lake Las Vegas on May 9th. I'm doing an olympic distance this time - 1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run. I feel pretty confident about the run, a little nervous about the bike, and really nervous about the swim, so I joined a training group with Michelle, a fellow lulu. We're training with Martha, who is an amazing coach! We don't have an official team name yet, but it's in the works ;)

Cruising in to the transition area
photo by Jeff Sillcox at the June Lake Tri

Moving on to a big picture update... there is a HUGE problem with the California education budget. Education is very obviously NOT a priority to the California government. Our state is ranked 50 out of the 50 states and lots of teachers are getting laid off. Cutting programs and losing teachers doesn't change the number of children in schools, which means they have to be spread out among other classes, making it very difficult for the teachers that are left. Basically it's just not a good situation.

And I'm out, but I'll be back again, and this time not 3 months from now :)