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Happy New Year!

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It has been some time since I have had a chance to sit down and blog but I wanted to wish everyone a very Happy New Year! I hope 2013 is amazing and I can’t wait to see what is in store for me. I have not really had a chance to sit down and prepare my New Years resolutions but wanted to make sure to jot down my initial thoughts. And here they are:

  • Move to San Francisco (even if it is temporary!) It will happen!
  • Travel more! So Far I have Sedona and Sonoma planned!
  • Visit my family’s culture and background in Ireland. And stop in London and Spain
  • Move up in my career and take on challenging opportunities
  • Write more
  • Learn to speak Farsi
  • Learn a new skill. Take up new hobbies
  • Run more. I did my first race in 2012 and then ended up doing 4 races total! Mostly 5k’s. Hope to do a 10k this year!
  • Volunteer more and help others
  • Get more organized
  • Try new things, don’t say no to scary sports/activities
  • Plan more parties and host more family and friends
  • Live everyday like it is my last
  • Learn to cook….gourmet cooking that is

More to come later!

My New Years in SF…one of my favorite places!

SS Jerimiah O'Brien

SF skyline

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I Signed Up For Another 5k…..What?!

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That’s right folks and I can’t believe it either! September 1st, just a week and half before my 3.5 mile race (which was supposed to be my first race ever) up in San Francisco, I am doing the Color Me Rad race with M! I am stoked to be colored rad and look like a bag of Skittles when I am done. You run the 5k and every km people chuck paint at you! Crazy huh? Well it’s not really paint, it’s colored corn starch but gives the same effect! You show up in all white and leave looking like a box of pastels crayons. Just take a look for yourself at these photos. It is going to be awesome.

And more exciting news….I finally got my new running shoes. I played around with Photoshop and altered the photo but look how cute they are! They are Nike Dual Fusion women’s running shoes in metallic silver and desert pink. I ran with them tonight and my first impression was, WOW am I running on Jello? They are so comfy and they have little vents or maybe it is the mesh in the front, but my toes get air and circulation and it feels oh so good! Can’t wait to put some more mileage on them!

 

Exciting News: Race Day is September 12

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If you have been following my blog lately you know the majority of my posts have been about running and trying to get more into the sport. It has always been something I don’t like….actual dread…but recently it has been more of a hobby and daily routine. I have been running on average two miles every day and I am so damn proud of myself! I do it every night when I get home from work and it doesn’t bother me or anything. No matter how tired I am I put on my Nikes and Tuneband (best purchase off Amazon ever) and get running. I bring my puppy Gracie and she loves it. She keeps up with me and trails right behind me. It is so cute and I know she actually looks forward to it too.

I am so excited to announce I will be in my first ever RACE!! Shutterfly (they own Tiny Prints, where I work) is sponsoring the employees to participate in the JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge in September! It is 3.5 miles along the water in San Francisco and I am stoked. The timing COULD NOT be more ideal as now all my running is actually part of a training program. I had no intention of signing up for a race and merely run for exercise but this is perfect. I am slowly increasing my distance and before I know it I will be running 3.5 miles like a pro. Some of you might be chuckling but if you knew me it’s a big deal! I am so so excited and can’t wait to get my first race bib. Exciting stuff!!