Sunday, September 18, 2011

Run. Drive. Sleep? Repeat.

For the past 3 nights I have slept in a suburban. It's been great fun but I am so looking forward to my bed tonight! Thursday night I headed off with my team to San Francisco to run in the Napa Valley Ragnar Relay. (If you don't know what it is, look it up. Just kidding - it is a 12 person 200 mile relay race. Yep.)

I would go into tons of detail about it, but I am tired and in all honesty....who really cares? People just want to see pictures. I will share the highlights and if you want to know more about it, ask me! I will gladly give you all the details! But for now, enjoy the pictures and my favorite moments! :]


  • Running 16.5 miles total (in 3 legs - 7.3, 5.6, 3.6)
  • Driving over the Golden Gate Bridge (twice!)
  • Driving/running through wine country (gorgeous!)
  • Sleeping in a suburban for 3.5 hours and calling it a good night's rest
  • Eating real food in a bakery in Napa Valley Saturday morning (best oatmeal ever)
  • Showering at a member's home in Calistoga (The Church is true. Even complete strangers take you into their home)
  • Driving through the night (twice)
  • Chinatown!
  • Fisherman's Wharf (I LOVE shrimp.)
  • Ghiradelli's Square
  • Being up since 3:30 am this morning
  • Fun people and new friends!
Kenzie and I before the race...if you squint you can see the bridge in the background.

During the race - at this point I think we had each run once

Beautiful wine country where the race ended. This does not even capture how beautiful and amazing it was!

Back in San Fran we hit up China town!

Where I got my delicious shrimp

Alcatraz...aka my view while eating my shrimp

Walking along the bay to Ghiradelli's Square

Best friends in San Francisco!

Yep. I was happy to be there!

Friday, September 2, 2011


...M-O-U-S-E!! Oh how I love that mouse and the magic of his home. My family used to go to Disneyland literally every single year. I feel like it started out being at the end of April to celebrate the end of tax season but then it got to the point where we were going 6+ times a year. Yeah, I know. We were addicted. But in the last couple years we haven't gone nearly as often. In the last year and a half I have been for one day. I haven't gone on the new Star Tours or the new Little Mermaid ride nor seen the new show in California Adventures that is on the water. I still do not know when I will be able to make it back to Disneyland, but I do know this - come December 15th I am headed to Orlando, Florida and going to DisneyWORLD!!

Kaitlyn is working at Walt Disney World this semester as part of the college work program (check out her blog here to see what she is up to - although she very well may kill me for putting that link) and as of this afternoon I officially have a flight booked to spend 5 glorious days in Florida going to the parks! Not only will she be able to get me into the parks for free (and two people who will hopefully be coming with me) but we also get 50% off at the amazing resort she works at! Seriously, when will I ever get to do a trip like this again? It might be pricey for my poor college student budget, but it's FLORIDA and DISNEYWORLD and I am getting an amazing deal!

This is also our first time ever not living right there together though and not gonna lie it is kinda weird. I am super excited to go spend a week with her and have fun over on the other side of the country. Well, that's my big news. Oh and since I will have a layover in Denver, I can count this as going to two states that I have never been to before.

Now if only there was a way to make 31/2 months go faster...