Category Archives: CA

Half Dome Hike

J&I were always interested in hiking the Half Dome, but with the permits going lottery a few years ago we just never found the time to apply for it.  Seasonal lottery application typically starts in March, and by the time … Continue reading

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Summer of Art

Do you believe where you live affects how you live?  Or are you simply drawn to a locale because of your pre-existing interest? After moving to Laguna Beach, J&I have learned to appreciate art more.  We were never terribly cultured … Continue reading

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How Did I Get Here?

This week is the week when I anxiously wait for my acceptance email informing me of my entrance into the Boston Marathon.  This got me thinking, ‘how did I get here?’ As a child growing up in a super non-athletic … Continue reading

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Can’t come soon enough.  Tomorrow is registration for Boston, and I’ve got ants in my pants.  I can’t focus on anything else.  I’m pacing around the house like a caged lion.  Normally I’d be running off the excess energy and … Continue reading

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By-The-Wind Sailors

Summer is winding down, the crowd in LB is thinning, and J&I decided to venture down to the beach for the 3rd time this year.  We got to don our newly purchased swimsuits before the season is over. J’s not … Continue reading

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Summer Living

J & I are spoiled.  California does that to you.  With the temperate climate here, it’s easy to be lulled into believing that one can only exist in temperatures ranging between 68 and 78 degrees.  That’s the “Goldilocks” of all … Continue reading

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OC 1/2 Marathon

My very first 1/2 marathon.  I never thought paying for the 1/2 was a good value.  You run 1/2 the distance, and yet only pay about 10 bucks less than the full.  However, having run a handful of marathons, and … Continue reading

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