Wednesday, April 25, 2012

SoCal Color Run

This past weekend my friend Lisa and I, along with some of her coworkers, ran in the happiest 5K on the planet!

When Lisa first brought up the idea, I wasn't sure if 5Ks were gonna be for me. Like I've mentioned, I'm not a runner. I'm quite lazy. But the idea sounded so fun and unique that I couldn't say no. In between agreeing and running this race, we came up with the idea of doing the Mud Run. After tackling the Mud Run, I knew I could do this 5K!

 We were so excited at the beginning of the day we got to the race around 6:45am... for a 9am race start time hehe. A word of advice, if you are running this 5K yourself and either you haven't picked up your packet in advance and/or you are a morning person, get there early! This is our "we didn't wait in any lines for parking or our packets" dance.

 After we snagged our packets, we had plenty of time to take pictures, do a little shopping, and goof around before the race started.

After hanging out a bit, we meet up with the rest of our crew we headed for the front of the start line!

Here's the whole crew waiting to run!
This is the last time we'll be this clean!

And off we go!

Thank goodness for our trusty photographer, aka Boyfriend! He tried to stick with us but he wasn't about to run a 5K with my baby (aka Camera) hehe so he headed straight to the finish line.

 These ladies pushed me through to the end!

AND WE DID IT!

It wasn't smooth the whole way through. I walked a bit of the way but I pushed myself. And my fellow runners pushed me. In the end, we crossed the finish line together, all color-ed up!

As you can image this race made for some good before and afters.

Like this one:
 And this one:

And then there was the "color cloud." 
This might have been my very favorite part of the whole race. 
I just can't get over how COLORFUL and FUN it all was.


 We obviously enjoyed ourselves quite a bit :0)

 2/3 of my 5K goal are done but I don't think I'll stop at three. Especially if they are as fun as this!

 So, Color Run is coming to San Diego... who's coming with??

p.s. I promise food is coming next!

Monday, April 16, 2012

SD Food Blogger Bake Sale '12

It's that time of year again!
The Share Our Strength Bake Sale upon us, I’m excited to say I will be trying something different and maybe a little more out of the box than last year. 

Don’t get me wrong, last year’s Coconut Cupcakes with Toasted Coconut frosting were pretty darn good, so I was told. But this year I think I’m getting a little wild. 

I think I’m going savory!

I don’t want to give too much away but if you are a fan of Super Bowl parties, come by and see me ;0)

That is if you can steal yourself away from all the rest of the amazing goodies you see! Last year there was so much to choose from. 

My favorite and I think a fan favorite as well was the cake pops. Mini balls of cake and frosting on a stick and shaped like ladybugs. Who wouldn’t want to try that?! The popcorn and s’mores kits were also a huge hit. Oh and the cheese straws!

 Really everything looked so good!


Of course, we have another amazing line up of San Diego bakers this year:


WOW! That's a lot of talent!

Once again, the bake sale is country wide event organized by Gaby of Whats Gaby Cooking?  So if you aren't from San Diego, check the list for a bake sale near you!
   
Come support a great cause, hang out with genuinely awesome people, and eat some delicious treats! It’s a really a win/win for everybody.


Pacific Plaza

1788 Garnet Avenue

San Diego, CA 92109

See you there!


  P.S. A special thanks of course to Marie from Meandering Eats who gets everything organized. Without her, San Diego would be bake sale-less!

Monday, April 9, 2012

San Diego Mud Run

 WARNING:
This post is really dirty!

Well, muddy that is ;0) 
 
Two weekends ago, along with the support of my fabulous friends, I participated in and completed my very first 5k!

The San Diego Mud Run is a 5k with obstacles aka not flat and easy! Mud pits, "water" holes, mud walls, tunnels, one very long and very steep hill, water hoses, trenches, and hurdles are spread out across the course. 
The first thing you do to prepare for the run (besides the months of training right? Right) is strap down your shoes with duck tape. This may seem silly but trust me, it helps.

With our shoes thoroughly secured and adorable, we head over to the start line and wait for it all to begin. After a lap to get us moving we head down the hill and straight for the mud. Once you hit it, the real fun begins!

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