Sunday, March 30, 2014

Shiny Happy People

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Yesterday at 8am, we joined in with some shiny happy runners for the Tutus Rock Beach Run at Torrey Pines State Beach. The event was organized by Girls On The Run San Diego in support of my friend Monika and tutu-loving runners everywhere. 

So where does one get tutus last minute?  We were lucky that we have connections!  Our friend Cat is owner of Lucki Lime and she makes and sells tutus and tutu kits!  Luckily she had some made and brought them with her for our meetup.  

Before starting our run, we did some group stretching.  That’s Cat & Mick up there in the front, ha!

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Photo courtesy of NBC San Diego.

Lots of runners came out for the tutus rock fun run!


The start of our beach run, up the hill to Del Mar.  Totally gorgeous day.

Photo courtesy of Jodi Keeler Fivecoate.

Close up of Steve, Cat, and Mick!

Photo courtesy of Jodi Keeler Fivecoate.

So many people running with such joy.  It was such a delight.

Photo courtesy of Girls On The Run San Diego Facebook Page.


Photo courtesy of Girls On The Run San Diego Facebook Page.

Tara’s husband Ben and Monika’s husband David.

Photo courtesy of Girls On The Run San Diego Facebook Page.

Mick & Steve

Photo courtesy of Girls On The Run San Diego Facebook Page.


Photo courtesy of Girls On The Run San Diego Facebook Page.

And even us.  Powered by tutus!

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Photo courtesy of Girls On The Run San Diego Facebook Page.

At times the view on the run was unbelievably beautiful. So lucky.

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One of my favorite views in all of San Diego is when you drive down the PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) from Del Mar towards Torrey Pines and you suddenly come upon the ocean. Running it is even better!





Last night it was fun to see the news coverage and catching ourselves in the background footage!

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Read coverage of the event from NBC 7, 10 News, and CBS 8.

After the event, we went to Badass Coffee and I got me some 100% Kona coffee!

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In the afternoon, I headed over to Sally’s house for her twins’ 2nd birthday party. Our high school friend Stacy was there too, helping Sally with the party.  I hadn’t seen Stacy in a few months! It was fun to chat and catch up.  I can’t believe the twins are TWO already!


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So last Sunday after running the Hot Chocolate 15K, I feel asleep on the couch. Guess who squeezed in next to my head?


Fun photo of Todd & Noodle on the couch last week.

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Snoozing away on his perch.

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Noodle finding sunshine when I looked from upstairs into our workout room below.

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Last Tuesday (3/25) we had the pleasure of attending the Taste of Terroirs at Mille Fleurs.  This month it was five wines from Argentina paired with a 3-course Argentinian dinner.


We sat with a couple, John and Angela, and also Mike and Jeff.  It was fun to chat with them and find out their stories.


Dinner started with the Incan Quinoa de Cuyo.  It was a salad of crab meat, trout, salmon, spinach, olives, and quinoa.  Super-yummy!


Wine pairings.


Main course.  Matambre con Chimichurri Salsa. 


For dessert, dulce con leche gelato.


The entire experience was fantastic.  We hope to go back next month for the Italy tasting.

On Friday (3/28), I went out to dinner with some friends from work at Avant at the Rancho Bernardo Inn.  A bunch of us have birthdays in March, so it is our annual tradition to do a Girls Night Out in March to celebrate together.  Two years ago we went to a Sur La Table Tapas Party

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The atmosphere was beautiful!

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My La Paloma drink.

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My scallop dinner.

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We couldn’t fit dessert into our very full tummies, so we shared one.

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I had a lot of fun at the Girls Night Out!  This week has been quite exhausting, lol.

Today I spent hours going through all my March photos, processing, tagging, captioning, and picking them out for Project Life.  Finally got them all printed out.  Three 8.5x11 sheets + 14 4x6 sheets printed out!

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I’ve got them in pockets now and excited to work on them over the next couple of days! 

Hope everyone has a great start of the week!  My past week was very full.  Sorry about this post being so long and photo-heavy!  Life is good!


  1. Wow, that's a lot of activity! Great job with the run--glad you could be there to support your friend. =)

  2. Whew! I'd be pooped out too!!!! Would love to get your great pics - I was too busy to pick up a camera during the party except for about 5 minutes! So glad you made it!

  3. Good job on the run(s), and go Monika!!! (I got so irritated when I read your post about Self Mag -- grrr). As usual, love reading about life in SD. Such a cool-seeming place.

  4. So glad you guys made the run! I wonder if that will be the first and last time David and Todd are caught in tutu. :) Everyone looks so happy at the run. Makes me smile! :)


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