Tomorrow is the first day of my last year of law school. Even typing that is UNREAL. I am oddly sad to start my last year of school, ever. I have always loved school and love law school the most of all, so it’s definitely bittersweet. (I know, #nerdalert like whoaaaa).
I had a fabulous summer and wanted to capture some of my very favorite moments:
Running a Marathon
Running a marathon has been on my “bucket list” of goals for forever. After I was sidelined from running the LA Marathon in 2012 due to a gnarly IT-band injury, I decided this year was the year after running a strong half in May. I trained for it in less than a month (I wouldn’t recommend that, but hey). I felt like I wasn’t going to ever walk again and may have lost a toenail or two, but I completed my first marathon this summer in 3:49. It was probably the thing about this summer I am most proud of, although it wasn’t necessarily the most “fun.”
I was really on a roll with checking off fitness goals this summer. Ever since I REALLY got into spinning (2007/2008), I’ve had the eventual goal of getting certified. I’ve been meaning to do a full post about this, but I spent a day getting certified in late June, took a test online, and a week or so later I started co-teaching at my local Gold’s Gym. I’m now an official employee and teach Saturday mornings. It has been fun and challenging, and I am grateful Gold’s took me on. My favorite instructor is my mentor and has guided me and given me great advice. Now I just need to try and sound like less of a dork when I speak on the mic.
One of my favorite things this summer was going to a TON of Dodger games. I RANDOMLY happened to be at Dodger Stadium the night Yasiel Puig made his MLB debut, and this season has been straight-up magic so far. I’ve been lucky to go with law school friends, high school friends, a study abroad/hostel friend, my parents, work friends…etc. It’s been an awesome summer for my Dodger game attendance, and for the boys in blue. #AllTheyDoIsWin
One highlight of the summer was going to Chicago for my friends’ AK and Andrea’s wedding, and then spending a few more days there doing Chi-town things.
Santa Cruz for Reid’s Graduation
My parents and I had a great time spending a relaxing weekend in Santa Cruz to watch my brother graduate. I especially loved the short run I squeezed in along the coast and exploring my brother’s neighborhood!
I loved going to Street Food Cinema‘s movie nights at Exposition Park this summer – I managed to make it there twice. I also discovered a new love – the Wine Tasting Fridays at Barsndall Art Park. The 4th Annual DTLA Craft Beer Crawl merits its own post as well – so fun.
DTLA Running Group.
Although technically I started running with these guys in the spring, I started really getting into it this summer. I average one run a week with a group I found through meetup.com. I’ve explored some awesome areas near downtown: Vista Hermosa Park, Echo Park Lake, Boyle Heights, and LA State Historic Park. I’ve also met some great people – last week we did beer and tacos after!
I’m looking forward to this semester and hope to tackle some goals, learn a lot, and have a lot of fun. #ThreeLFreeL may be the relevant hashtag.
What is your favorite summer memory?