spin. run. repeat.

19 Nov

I’m sorry I’ve been so MIA this week!  I wish I had an excuse other than laziness.  Yes, law school finals are approaching, but I’m a 3L remember.  (Read: I am actually nervous about how laidback and relaxed I am feeling as finals approach.  And don’t think that’s because I’m already prepared.  Not even close.)

Anyway, here’s what’s been going on in my fitness world the last week or so:

Running with Back on My Feet LA.  You can read more about my experience here.  I am loving getting to know all of the members, and watching them grow and gain confidence.

I also had a lot of fun last Thursday at a BOMF Happy Hour in the Palms/Culver City area at a swanky little bar called Oldfield’s Liquor Room. It was a cool little spot and fun to meet some of the other volunteers from other BOMF teams.

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BoMFLA

Spinning. My blog friend (now real life friend) Katherine  came and took my class and wrote the sweetest blog post about it. I am so grateful for the support of the blog and fitness communities, and I love that Katherine and I became friends through our blogs. We’re so 2013.

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Me and Katherine.

My Saturday class was also stocked with supportive friends — my law school friends Armita, Jackie, and Alexis all came and crushed it, and my friend Dominique (who I know through my BFF, Whitney) came and took her very first spin class , ever, with me!

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Me and Dom.

The most amazing healthy fat combo, ever. 

On Thursday, I had dinner with Whitney at Tinga, a bougie Mexican place in Santa Monica.  The best thing we have both have ever experienced was guacamole with BACON in it. Yes, you read that right.

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Mustache Dache.  On Sunday morning I did a little race in Elysian Park after one of my DTLA Running Group friends suggested it.  I was more nervous for a 5k than I am for most half marathons (running fast is scary).

I had a lot of mixed feelings about the event — namely, the race was 0.5 miles short so the total mileage was 2.66 miles. (not a 5k).  While it was awesome to see a 18:55 on my Garmin, the race is essentially meaningless because of the distance.  What the race lacked in legitimacy it made up for in fun, though.  It had an impressive pre and post race expo, and a Sierra Nevada beer garden. We easily spent 5x as much time at the beer garden then we did racing, but whatever.

Things that are jokes, this alleged pace per mile.  Try again, Mustache Dache.

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Hahahaha.

I’m happy with my place and “time” (my miles were in the 6:45-7:00 range, I think).   All in all, it was a fun event, just poorly managed.

Champagne Brunch at Barnsdall Art Park.

After my “race,” I met up with my friend Armita, Eric, and Eric’s friend Alex for an event at Barsndall Art Park. For $25, we sipped on 3 different champagnes, and had a delicious lunch from a food truck they brought in.  Also, the weather in LA is (still) gorgeous.

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That’s all the news for now — on deck for this week is my final trial in my Trial Advocacy class — and you guessed it, more spinning and running (and probably drinking).

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7 Responses to “spin. run. repeat.”

  1. Ashley November 19, 2013 at 12:58 pm #

    I was at the Dache too! So annoying that it was crazy short but I was shacked up in the beer garden for a while to make up for it.

    • gillian November 19, 2013 at 2:26 pm #

      The Beer Garden was amazing, don’t get me wrong, it’s just weird to have a time that is so…worthless? Can’t wait to read your recap!

  2. katymarie5 November 19, 2013 at 1:24 pm #

    I give you such props for getting up so early and running with BOMF! Also – WHERE do you teach spin?! I must come to a class!

    • gillian November 19, 2013 at 1:35 pm #

      Thank you so much!! I skipped it on Monday (but felt pretty guilty about it). It’s crazy-inspiring! I teach at Gold’s Gym downtown at 7th and Fig. Would love to have you!

      On Tue, Nov 19, 2013 at 1:24 PM, That's G

  3. irunfordonuts November 19, 2013 at 2:27 pm #

    Looks like an awesome week! That champagne brunch sounds right up my alley 😀

    • gillian November 19, 2013 at 5:08 pm #

      Thanks! It was definitely the perfect way to spend a Sunday!

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