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“Celebrity Sighting”

3 Feb

Yesterday we (as in Greg, Jen, Matt, and I)had a very early morning flight: 7:15! But it did not matter we were going to a sunnier warmer place: Huntington Beach!
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We met Kara when we got to SoCal. We headed for the expo right away.
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While we were waiting for some other peeps. We ran into Sarah(SR), Monica(RER), and Sarah(Oual). Now these ladies are some serious bloggers. I have been reading their blogs for a long time so I know quite a bit about them. They are serious fast runners. I told them it was like meeting a celebrity. It was fun chatting with them. I am trying to get better about taking pictures. It was a perfect photo op and I blew it! SR did take a pic of Monica and I so go check it out on her blog!!

The expo was fun but the same as most. It was fast and easy. We were hoping to get a sample of some of the new Nuun flavors but they are not released yet. We just sampled some of our faves!

We had a very fun afternoon. Got some vegan fare at a great place: Bodhi Tree Cafe.

The best part of my afternoon was getting a cookie ice cream sandwich from The Scoop On Cookies. I had a chocolate chip/peanut butter cookies with mocha almond fudge ice cream. AMAZING!!
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We took it easy had a good dinner at the Yard House. Kara and I seem to always end up there! 🙂

Today was a great race day considering I am getting over an injury! 🙂 I will have a recap up tomorrow with lots of pictures!!! Right now we are going to watch the 49ers kick some a$$!!

How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun for the Super Bowl?

Surf City is FINALLY here…

2 Feb

Last March when Bird Legs and I were knee deep into our “becoming Rock Legends” phase of races**. We decided that it would be a good idea to start the Beach Cities Challenge. At that point the challenge was going to end at Surf City 2013. That is why we started it in OC.
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For the challenge you have to do all 3: Surf City, Orange County, and Long Beach races in that order, but you can start at which ever race you want, to receive the coveted Surf board medal. You can do all marathons or all half marathons or a combo.
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Right before we did Long Beach, they announced they were going to change the end date to Surf City 2014. WHAT??!! We did not actually have to start it in 2012? Needless to say we were mad but we had already started so we had to finish. THEN they say there is going to be a new medal. WHAT?? We are only doing this because we are medal junkies and want the big surfboard!

The new medal:
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Not exactly what we signed up for but we talked to some of the race organizers and the surfboard will probably still be available at Surf City. If it is NOT Kara may kill someone be mad!

I had a great race at the O.C 1/2. I killed my PR that I had since Jan 2008! I had a great race. Perfectly paced. Right on with enough nutrition. It was the first race that I beat Kara. That was as exciting as the PR! 🙂 A very memorable race!

Long Beach 1/2 was fun. It was hot. I was deep into my IMAZ training by then and had not tapered I had also done a 100 mile ride 2 days before. Needless to say not a PR but a good time!

Dana, me, Sherrie, and Kara at the early start at Long Beach

Dana, me, Sherrie, and Kara at the early start at Long Beach

I was super excited for Surf City because we had heard that it was the BEST of all 3 races. I am of course somewhat injured but racing back to health! I am going to do a walk/run and see how it goes. I do not want to compromise any of the improvement I have had so I will go nice and easy and not get too cray-cray!!

**If you were interested in becoming a Rock Legend: Kara did a kick ass post about it here!

Anyone else racing Surf City? Or another race this weekend??