A runner with an appetite for adventure!

Winter Perspective February 4, 2011

Filed under: Dogs — Kelocity @ 3:55 pm

My mom just sent me a picture so I could get a perspective on just how much snow they got near Boston. Little Gizmo won’t see the front lawn again til June!


A Chilly Balboa Park Run! January 9, 2011

Filed under: Dogs,Running,Running Gear — Kelocity @ 5:00 pm
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This morning I joined the Los Angeles Racers at Balboa Park for a jog. I wanted to do 5 miles, but I’m just a wee bit out of shape and ended up only doing three today.


I had a fun running buddy though!


Muggles came along to keep me company!

I think he had a good time!

I’m running the Phoenix Rock N’ Roll Half-Marathon next Sunday, and I have to say I’m a little bit nervous. I haven’t had a serious training run since the fall. I’m a good role model for how not to train for an event. But hopefully it’ll all work out. I’ll just do a fair share of walking.

I tested out my new Zensah compression sleeves this morning though.


[note: NOT my legs. Photo from]

They were awesome. They kept me warm and I could feel my muscles being supported more. Excited to wear them on Sunday!

I hope I see SkinnyRunner and CarrotsNCake there! Anyone else going?


Columbus Day Weekend at Home October 12, 2010

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After Linsay’s shower, I spent the rest of the long weekend hanging out with my family and enjoying the beautiful weather.

I was SO excited that Shelby drove out for the weekend too. She’s the proud mama of the adorable Harper.

I saw her in July, but she’s already grown SO much since then. It’s just crazy how fast they grow!

She got passed around a lot when she came over. Mikaela got to hold her!

And my dad! (I think he misses little baby girls!)

Even my cousins wanted to snuggle with her too!

Thanks for coming over, Shelby! I miss you!

My grandparents came over for brunch on Sunday. It’s always nice to catch up with them in person.

So anyone that knows my mom knows that she can’t sit still for three minutes (in a good way!) She always has to be doing something. And when the weather is nice… that means working in the garden!

She made me grab a shovel and till the garden for the spring.


Gardening is NOT my forte, but we did a great job!

One night, I was puttering around looking through some of my old childhood things, and I came across some old floppy drives. I put one in an old computer and the files were STILL there!!! I was SO excited. I thought i lost some of my old stories I wrote (circa 1993) but they were all still there!

It was a story about a Brain Transplant, and for 5th grade, I thought it was pretty good. HAHA It was over 20 pages long!

It’s silly, but I’m glad I found it! PS… how amazing is this orange text? Technology has come a long ways, my friends!

Monday morning, I met my friends Courtney, Steph and Katie for breakfast at Friendly’s. I hadn’t been to this one since high school! (We used to go after the Football Games I think)!

Later, we went over to Grammie and Papa’s to enjoy some afternoon sunshine. We picked up some authentic Lebanese treats (Zartar and SimSim)!

I brought some home with me because I was craving it…big time. I really hope we can find some when we’re in the Middle East. Mmmm!

And before I jetted off to the airport, we had a family dinner at home.


Sisters! (We missed you, Laurie!)

My dad and I coordinated colors!


I’ll miss this cutie!


These three day getaways are just perfect. Always a little short, but it’s so refreshing. When I go home, my soul gets nourished.

Thank you Christopher Columbus for sailing the ocean blue and giving me three days off to enjoy every drop of it. 🙂


Muggles in the Morning September 26, 2010

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This morning, I took Erika and Timmy’s dog Muggles out for a stroll in Griffith Park. He seemed excited when I picked him up!

Our first stop was the Autry Museum. Dog’s love to learn about new things. 🙂

The n we headed out to the trail.

There were lots of new poles to sniff.

Muggles lead the way.

He did SUCH a good job walking. He LOVED the path. Probably because there’s no traffic on it. 🙂

Then we watched some golfers…

Muggles tried to keep up with the runners.


Hi Auntie Kelley!

I think he was totally tuckered out! He’ll take a nice nap today.


PS. If you’re interested, Dinner #8 was a smashing hit. I made Erica’s Maple Chicken for the third time. As usual, it was amazing. It’s just so good. You have to try it. I added carrots too and it was divine. YUM.


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