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Race Recap – Quarry Turkey aka. #BRIDALTROT

Nitro Turkey?  A great race but not my favorite of the year.

Quarry Turkey?  A great race and SUPER FUN because it was my BRIDAL TROT!

I am so lucky that some of my wonderful friends came out to celebrate my impending nuptials by running, walking, and cheering (and wearing goofy bachelorette accessories!)

#bridaltrot cuties!

#bridaltrot cuties!

Quarry Turkey was the second half of Brazen’s Double Turkey Challenge.  It was held at Quarry Lakes in Fremont which is incidentally the town where Tim grew up and a stones throw from the high school he has taught at for 13 years!  It was beautiful and we had perfect weather.  Crisp but comfortable, the weather runners live for.

Ahhhhh lovely!

Ahhhhh lovely!

We all have different paces so a few of us started together but soon got separated.  I opted to stay with my friend Tonia as a couple of our buddies went ahead.  Tonia hadn’t run in awhile and she was a total champ!  The run was relaxing and before I knew it, we were winding around to the finish.



Once we were all finished, we took more cutie pictures and then I made a beeline for my sweet connector medal to make MEGA TURKEY MEDAL MADNESS!



I don't aaalways do it for the bling but this weekend, I did.

I don’t aaalways do it for the bling but this weekend, I did.

And then FOOD!  Brazen is known for having It’s Its at the finish line but I’ve never partaken.  This was definitely the day.  Oh, and shots of pumpkin pie.  Anyone who knows me knows that that’s the perfect shot for my bachelorette party.  Not a drinker.  Pie eater.


It’s Its for EVERYONE!

Last stop was stalking the QUARRY TURKEY.

Just one of the girls!

Just one of the girls!

People were super sweet and congratulatory.  It was so nice to celebrate with my buddies by getting outside, running around, and eating some yummy sweets.  I know people are all about the Vegas weekend but I’ve gotta say, this was awesome (and a hell of a lot less expensive!)  I’m so grateful to my girls for coming out.

I guess the only thing to do now is GET MARRIED!

16 days, 2 hours, 51 minutes and counting!










Happy Thursday!

It’s been almost two weeks since the Portland Marathon!  Uneventful?  Not so much…


Getting reservations at The French Laundry would be a big deal under any circumstances but in this case, it’s mega big because..


After nearly 5 years, 3 of those engaged, Tim and I are getting married!  I’m thrilled to finally have a date.  Mostly so I have an answer to “when are you getting married” which I’ve been asked for like the last 1100 days.   Since getting the reservation, I’ve been in an internet research tornado.  Photographers, hair stylists (ughhhhhh), earrings and SHOES!  Strong possibilities are pinned and actually, my dress is somewhere on this board!  Any guesses?

Today,  a big ole Zappos shipment arrived with bridal shoes and jewelry!

Merlin was non-plussed.

Merlin was non-plussed.

Part of me feels bad ordering things I know I will probably return but how can you help yourself with Zappos?  They’re SO AWESOME.  Also, they totally reached out to me on Twitter which I love.  Free shipping both ways, 365 day returns and almost next-day delivery?  Come on.

Since we are eloping in the stunningly beautiful San Francisco City Hall, I don’t get to (slash “don’t HAVE to”) make all the typical wedding decisions.



Rotunda Interior


As a lover of all things aesthetic, it’s a bit of a bummer not to get to choose gorgeous stationary, centerpieces, etc.  However, as someone who gets crying decision fatigue in point two seconds, it’s a huge relief.  Limiting my decisions to photographer, shoes, dress, jewelry, and flowers is quite enough.



050More jewelry is en route.  Please feel free to weigh in with your favorites in the COMMENTS.  I’m all about decision by committee.  Oh, and if you have a recommendation for a Bay Area hairstylist who WILL NOT MAKE ME LOOK PROMY please bring it.