I’ve seen a couple of these posts pop up lately from friends – “Currently” posts or “Coffee Talk” posts where they indulge in a bit of old school blogging and share some of the details of their day-to-day lives. After reading Heidi’s then Heather’s and then Katie’s posts, I realized that I wanted to share my own post. After all, it’s been a while since we’ve had a virtual coffee date.

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My Sister Got Married… Yup, my sister got married last weekend in Monterey, CA. It was a slight stressful week leading up to the wedding – last minute preparations, family gathering together from all over the world, and family drama all during the torrential downpour aka “Storm of the Century” in the San Francisco Bay Area. Good times. Luckily, the weather cleared up beautifully on Saturday.

I was worried about giving my Matron of Honor speech but it didn’t seem to matter since I was upstaged by Santa. Just as I was starting to speak, Santa walked by the back windows of the ballroom…right by the kids’ tables. Thanks Santa.

P.S. I wore false eyelashes for the first time. At the end of the night, I had to google “How to remove false eyelashes” to remove them without hurting myself. Thank goodness for Google.


Feeling The Bah Humbug. I’m not sure if it’s because I’ve been so busy up until now or because the holidays have crept up on me or because I’m just not in the mood but I’m feeling like quite the Scrooge this holiday season.


I feel like Charlie Brown and I want to yell, “Does anyone know what Christmas is all about?!”

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Back To Running. After the Philly Half, I promptly got sick and was laid up for about a week. What’s up with being sick so often this year?? I wasn’t able to run or workout during that time and I’m slowly getting back to it.

While out in Monterey, I went for a few runs and there’s nothing quite like running by the ocean. Cool air, waves crashing, surfers surfing, seals barking. I kind of wish that this path was my everyday running path.

Have you decided on what races you’re running next year? I started thinking about this over the weekend. I think I want to find a Spring half marathon where I could try to run sub-2. Do you have any suggestions? Someone suggested the The Anthem Half Marathon in Virginia Beach in March?


Missing The Blogging Bug. In a similar way to how I feel about the holidays, I’ve been feeling a bit blah about blogging recently in that I feel like I’ve lost my voice a little.

To be honest, the reason that I started this blog was to share stories and lessons and to connect with people through those stories. Lately, my posts have veered more towards informational and “tips” – not stories. The stories just haven’t been really forming in my mind.

I’m hoping to get back to more of this in the new year. And that the inspiration will be rekindled.

What’s currently going on in your life?


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