I have been the worst blogger, ever. I’m trying to find “balance” in all of my ridiculous hobbies and I let the blogging slip last month. Whoops! I realize I like this little outlet so I’m going to try and make a concerted effort to blog more often. Here are some of my favorite moments from January:
Well this is easy, since I only did one. I had a great time
racing drinking beer(s) after the 10k at the New Year’s Race. The course was tough, but I managed 3rd woman overall.
This is a toss-up. I haven’t run REALLY long since marathon training last year, and I hadn’t seen double digits since December. But when I heard DTLARunning and Blacklist LA were teaming up to do a 16 miler from North Hollywood metro through the LA River bike path, I had to be part of it. It was an amazing run and I realized my speed has improved significantly over the last year.
Two weeks later, I joined Blacklist LA and DTLARunning for an epic 18-miler. We started at the Culver City metro station and ran along the Ballona Creek bike path to Dockweiler Beach and back. I started struggling around mile 14-15, but still had a great time, and my crew helped me through those last few miles.
I made an MLK-weekend jaunt up to SF to visit my friend Whitney who recently moved up there, and I LOVED seeing some of my best friends from my sorority in college. I also made pit-stops at one of my favorite Oakland eateries, visited the new SoulCycle in SoMA, sipped on both Blue Bottle and Philz coffee, and worked out of my firm’s SF office.
A couple of weeks ago, I got to check out a new LA restaurant called The Lost Knight (think British pub fare with a gastronomic twist). I’ll definitely be back!
I celebrated my birthday with seriously the best mix of people at Angel City Brewery. I loved being surrounded by friends from high school, college, law school, the gym, and my running group. It was an epic day and I am SO grateful to have such a diverse array of amazing people in my life, who also put up with my ridiculousness.
Best street art
I fell in love with this piece by Tristan Eaton in DTLA’s Arts District.
Best randomly fun thing
My law school friend, Ross, has epic themed birthdays every year. This year, we all dressed up as bananas (well, some of us wore yellow. I learned my lesson and will take next year SUPER seriously) and then raided a couple of bars in Newport Beach. Ross dressed as a gorilla. We met Dennis Rodman (really bizarre experience). So much fun.
February is off to a more low-key start. What was your favorite memory from the first month of 2015?