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booze + sweat (aka what i did when i wasn’t studying).

13 Aug

I know you’re all sick of hearing about the bar — I’m sick of talking about it — but I WAS able to squeeze in (very small) pockets of fun throughout the summer.

The weekend after the test, I met up with my parents for a mini Conejo Valley IPA crawl of sorts.  Our first stop was The Lab Brewing Co.  I enjoyed their house DIPA and we all shared some candied bacon.

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We headed to dinner at my very favorite place just down the street — Ladyface Alehouse & Brasserie — for brews, chow, and to watch the sunset (my mom is also a sucker for a good one).

They didn’t have my fav beer of all time on tap (Cheseboro IPA) so I opted for my second favorite, the aptly titled Ladyface IPA. I also tried a sampler of a new IPA they offered – the Cataclysm IPA.  This one wasn’t my style, it wasn’t hoppy at all.

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Ladyface IPA with Ladyface Mountain in the background.

Notice how the mountain looks like a woman’s profile? Imagine the woman is lying on her back…

And then my dad caught me in the act…

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Also that weekend, I celebrated with my BFF Whitney at a bar down the street from her apartment called The Chestnut Club.  Would definitely recommend.

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When I haven’t been boozing, I was doing what I normally do (working out, obviously).  On July 20th, I ran the Griffith Park Trail Marathon Relay with a team formed last-minute with some social media friends. When Tiffany reached out to me via twitter, there was no way I could say no, and I’m so glad I didn’t!  We had a blast each running 5.25 miles through the super-hilly Griffith Park trails, and soaking up the morning.  I would definitely do this race again.

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On the team:

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Race bling in the form of a STICK!!!!

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so worried I was gonna drop my phone…

It was a great morning.  I love doing relays because I love being surrounded by “my people” — meaning people who “get it.”  These guys understand the compulsion to wake up super early on a Sunday to go run 5+ miles through hilly terrain with people you barely know.  I am also so grateful for the power of social media connections for making this team come together!

The week before the bar, I heard about an event taking place at my favorite building on the planet – the Ritz Carlton/J.W. Marriott in DTLA. I dropped everything and RAN when Whitney wrote about a free yoga/mini-spa treatments event taking place at the Ritz spa. I got a hand massage and headed up to the rooftop for a short and very relaxing yoga session.

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#swoon

That about rounds out the fun things I did during the bar (I told you, it wasn’t a ton).  I start my job in a few weeks and until then have a lot of downtime, so I’m trying to enjoy the relaxed schedule and do some fun LA-only events. Please drop a comment if you have suggestions on fun things I should do!

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because I’m happy.

16 Apr

I have about a month left of law school – so weird.  Before bar studying consumes my life and this little blog goes on an inevitable hiatus, I’ve been enjoying frolicking around DTLA and doing fun stuff when I’m not pretending to study or working out. Here’s a little glimpse of what’s been making me happy lately…

Last Thursday, I went to a reception for admitted students to my law school who are also scholarship recipients.  I talked to a bunch of 0Ls about the perks of choosing Loyola and soaked in this epic view from the City Club. Major #swoon.

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I recently moved — but only a block from my previous apartment.  Jenn moved in with her fiancé, Daniel, and I’m doing the solo thing. So far, so good!  My mom was a HUGE help in moving me and helping me furnish the apartment.  My mom also spent the day with me last Friday to do some major furniture shopping.  I fell in love with this coffee shop at a random Habitat for Humanity ReStore. It was a steal, is one-of-a-kind, handmade, and all the money goes to Habitat for Humanity. Love. 10155400_10103002199040863_7297606057553916044_n

After #WESTWeekend, Whitney and I went on a walk and ran some errands together in Santa Monica. I love where I live SO much. 10155157_10103008183947063_195483132211681008_n

On Monday, I kicked off the week with a 3.5 mile run with Back on My Feet.  I love Team Homeboy and how we all support (and make fun of) each other.  At our turn-around point, I made Gordy, Brian, and Gavino take a selfie with me.

The funniest part of the morning occurred when I jokingly said “vamanizos” when a light changed and we started to run again.  My friend Andres immediately says “Gillian, you’re trying to hard to fit in.”  So funny, and probably true.

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love mah homeboys!

My DTLA Running Group — I started running with them exactly a year ago (the day after the Boston Marathon last year).  It has been amazing getting to know this diverse group of people who constantly push and challenge me to be a better runner.

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What is making you happy this week? 

#becausebirthday.

7 Feb

Last Wednesday, January 29th was my 26th birthday so I thought I’d do a little recap of how I celebrated (mostly for my own posterity…now that I’m getting old my memory might not be what it used to be…).

The morning started dark and early at 5:30 a.m. at Back on My Feet at Homeboy Industries.  We ran a couple of miles and I brought 2 dozen donuts to share.  We always talk about how hungry we are after we run and I am hoping this sparks a tradition for other members.  #JustSaying.

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It was so fun to see how appreciative and excited people were over donuts.  Love it.

Later that day, I went to school — Wednesdays consist of two hours of Sports Law in the morning and two hours of Remedies in the afternoon.  I had lunch in between with a bunch of friends, and my friend Aviva brought me a Crumbs Peanut Butter Cup cupcake. (Sign of a true friend — she knows I’m PB OBSESSED).

After class, my mom met up with me — she did some work from the DTLA library and then hung out with me for the afternoon. She ALSO came bearing cupcakes — this time from Sprinkles. (Told you, total fat kid over here..). My mom picked two — my favorite of the two was the Red Velvet.

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cupcakes galore.

My mom and I decided to celebrate with happy hour at a local rooftop bar I love, Perch. I got mini sliders and we shared a fruit plate, and I sipped on the happy hour ale. So nice to be outside with a rooftop view of DTLA during January!

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After happy hour, we hung out a bit (my mom fixed my disaster of an ikea dresser using gorilla glue, happy birthday to meeee) and then I headed off to teach my spin class, and my mom took it for the first time!  (Major props to my mom for toughing it out the whole time.  One day we’ll get my dad inside the spin room as opposed to lookey-looing from outside).

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After spin wrapped up, I had a quick dinner with my parents, opened a couple of gifts, and dug into those cupcakes. (Aviva’s Peanut Butter Cup was the best, yay Crumbs).

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make shift candle.

My brother’s birthday card cracked me up:

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I got a lot of birthday bling:  two bracelets from my parents, two new covers for my Fitbit, and a RoadID I’d needed forever. I love that my parents included “Please pause my Garmin” on the RoadID.  Hopefully that is never used, but I love the joke behind it. Jenn also got me gorgeous bangles seen here –>

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On Thursday, the treats continued when I walked into my Biz Ass class and my friend Colleen had brought me a Mocha flavored cupcake from a local place in Silver Lake called Lark. She brought me a bunch of cupcakes last year when we worked together at Judge Klausner’s chambers, so I made sure to tell her that when you do something two years in a row it is a tradition.

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I also wondered what it is about me that people think I am a cupcake hound.  I think it’s because of my inner fat kid, but others insisted that because I work out a lot, it’s no big deal.

I extended the b-day festivities on Thursday by stopping by the Fig at 7th farmers market to pick up a bouquet to fill out the vase Aviva gave me.  Love:

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I celebrated my birthday for real on Friday.

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law school posse/”clique”/whatever you wanna call it.

We started with a small-ish group dinner at DTLA’s Border Grill. There were 10 of us total: 5 law school friends,  my best friend Whitney, two of her friends who are now my friends – Molly and Riley, and my roommate Jenn. 

We had a lot of fun, delicious margs, and they even let me blow out a candle!

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1620929_10151866225581456_183664969_nI loved having various people I love get to know each other and joke around.  So fun. (And Whitney sneakily handed her credit card to the waitress before I had a chance to pay my bill — so sweet and unexpected.  Thanks, Whit!)

After dinner, we headed over to King Eddy’s Saloon, my favorite “skid-row adjacent” dive bar. This place is super divey but it was the perfect place to indulge in cheap beer with tons of friends. I loved combining all of my favorite people into one place.

I hung out with my DTLA Running crew:

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Find us on Twitter/Insta: @DTLARunning

And my DTLA Running AND Back on My Feet LA girls:

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Kim and Kendra 🙂

And my favorite Loyola 1Ls/spin fanatics.  If I had a fan club these girls would be in it.  It’s time for someone to tell them that would be the lamest club EVER.

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Gaby, Me, Lauren, and Alexis.

I call Alexis my own personal cheerleader — she is so positive and fun.  Mostly though we’re friends becuase she uses more hashtags than I do. #fit and #fab.

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Whitney has been my best friend now for about 8 years, and over that time I’ve gotten t0 know her core group of college friends really well.  I loved spending time with them and am so grateful for my friendship with them!

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Me and the Chapman crew: Dominique, Whitney, Molly, Riley, and my roomie Jenn.

Some of my high school guy friends came as well — loved seeing Eric, A.K and Andrea,  Matty and Sharon, and of course Jeff and his roommate, Jason.  I refer to Jeff as “my own personal Chris Harrison” because:  he looks, acts, and talks just like Chris Harrison, he gives good advice about dudes, and he has actually told me before:  “Gillian, Gentleman, this is the final rose tonight. When you’re ready.”  Pretty sure they need to cast us as the leads (him the host and me as the Bachelorette, because obviously) in a future season.

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Jason, me, and Chris Harrison I mean Jeff.

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Daniel, Sharon, Matty, Jenn.

My LLS buds were raging — love them:

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Joe, Sadie, Chris, and Sergio.

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Colleen, Joe, Charlie, Jackie, and Sergio.

It was such a great night — LOVED combining all of my groups: LLS, high school, college (thanks, Jenn, for holding it down), Gold’s Gym, and #DTLARunning.  It was an epic, IPA-filled birthday.

At the end of the night, 5 of us wolves remained in the wolfpack and we hit up Bar 107 for three minutes before I decided hip hop was in order at the Crocker Club.  Mostly I was just stalling until it was appropriate to order lobster grilled cheese at L.A. Cafe.  (FYI it’s always appropriate.  Most delicious thing ever).

4 hours of sleep later I taught a very fun and toxin-releasing spin class.

26 started off with a bang and I’m excited for the year ahead! Thank you to everyone who celebrated with me!

goings on.

10 Oct

The last week has been filled to the brim with Dodger excitement, a couple of good runs, and some even better eats.  I’ve also been busy with school stuff — but that’s not nearly as fun to read about.

On Thursday, I watched NLDS (National League Division Series) Game #1 at Yardhouse and sipped a couple of IPAs. Dodgers beat the Braves — the series was off to an exciting and good start for the Boys in Blue in the ATL!

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The next game was the following day.  Armita, Aviva, and I started off watching the game at Big Wangs and I had my first “beergarita.” I didn’t like it, but Armita insisted this one was not very good. When PS 612 finally opened at 4 we transitioned over there where I had some gift cards to cash in. (They sent me $40 after I wrote this Yelp review).

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But anyway, I digress.  We had some delicious apps and zerts at PS 612, kicked it with some law school friends, and sadly watched the Braves defeat the Doyers.

On Sunday, I went to NLDS Game #3 at home.  This game was insane — the rally towels, the post-season vibe, the #MockTheChop.  The Dodgers won 13-6 and the Dodgers were truly playing like the Dodgers.  This Bill Plaschke column said it best: Yasiel Puig was Yasiel Puiging.

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Also —  a quick note about my own fandom to clear up any bandwagon speculation: I grew up a Dodger fan and grew up going to games, but I have never really made the decision to “follow” any sport at all.  Early this summer, however, I started getting more into following the team.  This can partially be explained by my living 3 miles from Dodger Stadium, and partially by witnessing Puig’s MLB Debut on June 3.  From that point forward I have followed the ups and downs of the team this season — and will continue to do so when this season ends.  Also, for the record, when I became  a more serious fan the Dodgers were in last place in the NL West, and 5 games out of first. (It got wayyyy worse before it got better).

On Monday, I ditched one of my classes to see the Dodgers clinch the NLDS.  The game started at 6:37, but my Dad wanted to ensure we had no LA Traffic problems.  We were at the stadium before the gates opened at 3:30.  Needless to say, we had plenty of time to walk around and chow down on Dodger dogs and beer before the game got going. 

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Our seats were in the Top Deck which I actually like — it’s less crowded than some of the lower sections. Also, the Elysian Park Grill on the Top Deck serves Point the Way IPA. They don’t do that at Anaheim. [Inside joke for my Dad. Really they don’t serve IPAs in just about any other food stand in all of Dodger stadium]. IMG_4773

The game was incredible. Morale was low for a little while there — and it looked like we were going to lose 3-2 to the Braves, despite two home runs by Carl Crawford.  Finally, after Puig puig’d his way to a double, Uribe knocked out a homer and the Dodgers clinched it, 4-3.

I found a shot of my family from this cool feature on MLB.com:

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nervousssss.

Making this even sweeter was the fact that the W gets attributed to relief pitcher and former orange-and-black wearing Brian Wilson (Juan Uribe is also a former Giant).  Seeing them win was awesome — there was an excitement that is hard to describe, and a general buzz in LA about the Dodgers that is unlike anything I have seen in my lifetime. IMG_4781

Looking forward to seeing how the Dodgers fare against the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLCS. GO DODGERS.

I also went on a couple of great runs this week.  On Saturday, I met up for a bright and early 8 miler down through DTLA and Chinatown and back across the hidden pedestrian path along the 110 freeway.

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Tuesday’s run featured a speedy jaunt up to Vista Hermosa Park, down through Echo Park Lake, and back along Sunset and then Grand Ave.  We raged afterward with some brews (IPA, duh) and some tacos. These people are fun to run with + have made me faster, no doubt.

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Despite all the dodger dogs, I’ve had a couple of good eats and new drinks lately as well.

On Saturday, September 28th, I joined my BFF Whitney at Septemberfest for some beer in the Indian Summer sunshine. These are our “omg we are trying PEANUT BUTTER beer” faces.  [Belching Beaver Peanut Butter Milk Stout, Vista, CA].

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Last Saturday,  Whitney came to Gold’s to take my spin class.  Afterward, we hit up Tiara Cafe for brunch. Whitney and I agreed the Breakfast Pizette nearly changed our lives.  The “bearded” french toast was tasty, but it needed an extra kick. IMG_4750

This afternoon, I got my fall fix with a Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie. I used this recipe from Julie over at Peanut Butter Fingers, and modified it slightly.

Combine the following in your blender (or other smoothie making device?)

1/3 c. canned pumpkin

10 ice cubes

1 scoop of vanilla protein powder

1 banana

3/4 cup almond milk

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

photo 1This hit the spot LIKE WHOA.  It gets a full-fledged #endorse.  I will be making this again — especially when I get a pumpkin or PSL craving. (Also, I had a PSL the other day and it was OVERLY sweet to the point where I thought “you need to remember you don’t actually like this and never order it again”… so I’ll be making this instead.)

If you made it this far — answer one of the following please:

(1) Is your baseball team still in the playoffs? Who is your team?

Yes they are. Dodgers, duh!

(2) Do you have any races coming up?

I’m running the Long Beach 13.1 on Sunday! Then the Rock n Roll LA Half on 10/27, and Santa to the Sea on 12/8.  I told you fall racing season hit me HARD.

(3) Favorite Pumpkin recipe/treat?

This smoothie will be up there, but nothing tops my mom’s pumpkin bread.

a weekend in santa cruz.

24 Jun

Last weekend, I headed up north to Santa Cruz for the weekend for my brother Reid’s college graduation.

Getting there was a feat in and of itself. From my office in DTLA, I took the metro one stop to Union Station.  There, I picked up the LAX Fly-away shuttle, which took me to LAX for $7! It was easy and efficient, except for the fact it was 15 minutes late.  I allowed plenty of time, though, so I would recommend it, as long as you leave plenty of time.  I had about and hour to kill at LAX before I hopped on the Virgin America flight to San Jose.  I landed around 10 pm, and a shuttle came (also about 15 minutes late) to drive me to Sant Cruz.  Normally, at 10:30 on a Friday night, this drive would take 40 minutes or so. But on this particular Friday, it took 90.  A power line had fallen on the freeway, seven hours earlier, and they still hadn’t fixed the problem.  Luckily the driver and other passanger in the shuttle were friendly.  Finally, at around 11:45, I arrived in downtown Santa Cruz where I met my brother and parents at a bar called 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall where the band my brother manages, Dewey and the Peoples, were performing. (Pictured below with a random fan).

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My parents had an IPA waiting for me, and we hung out and listened to the music til a little after 12.  I headed back with my parents to a beach-adjacent apartment they rented through VRBO.  It couldn’t have been nicer or more quaint! If you’re looking for a place to stay in Santa Cruz, try the West Cliff Hideaway.  On Saturday morning, we got up bright and early for my brother’s 9 am graduation ceremony.  Beforehand, we stopped by my brother’s house (one block from the ocean!) for an impromptu photo shoot…with his band fam and actual fam.

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IMG_3998The graduation ceremony itself was a little bit boring – the speeches were sort of ho hum.  One associate professor who spoke actually sounded EXACTLY like the “infomercial girls” on SNL.  You know, the girls who sell “Moet Chandon” champagne and are super dumb? As soon as my mom pointed that out I kept repeating it incessantly throughout the day. It was great seeing my brother walk, though, and I enjoyed seeing more of the UCSC campus.

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IMG_4005There are deer errywhere:

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IMG_4014After the ceremony, we had a delicious brunch (the scones alone were incredible) at Hoffman’s in DT Santa Cruz.  My parents had gone their the previous night (after my Dad realized the restaurant had received a make-over on one of his favorite shows, Restaurant Impossible). They enjoyed their dinner so we went back for a boozy brunch.

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IMG_4015Later that day, I shopped with my mom and relaxed. I even took a nap! “Naps are for suckers” is one of my mantras, and this one was no different.  Although I felt super refreshed after, in the hour I slept the Dodgers gave up two runs to the Pirates and Kimye had their baby. After my nap (God, who am I?) I went out for a short, untimed run.  I did a slow 3.5 miles (approx.) from the beach house down to the pier and back.  This was my first outdoor run after 26.2 and it felt great.

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We had a very nice celebratory dinner at a nice placed called Aquarius, with great views overlooking the water.  My brother had kept his lei on so people kept congratulating him which was awesome, and he was definitely happy.

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It was a quick trip but fun – and it left me wanting more beach time!

but seriously, this was the #bestweekever

8 Jun

This was one of those weeks where I repeatedly exclaimed obnoxious statements like “WHAT IS MY LIFE?!” and “My life is a JOKE” because…well, sometimes it is.

Here’s why:

On Sunday, I ran my first full marathon.  Sure, parts of it made me curse my life, but at the end of the day, it was still pretty awesome.

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On Monday, I rallied past the intense soreness and limping and randomly went to a Dodger game with a friend who was in town from back east…who I randomly met in a hostel in Portugal over 4 years ago. #life. It happened to be an awesome game…and Yasiel Puig’s first MLB at-bat.

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On Tuesday, I realized SkinnyRunner mentioned me in her recap of Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego. So so so cool.

On Wednesday, the firm I am working for this summer put on amazing event. The six Summer Associates met up with a few of the partners and associates at the firm to attend a taping of Jimmy Kimmel Live.

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Through one person’s connections, we ended up hanging out in the green room for the taping.  Before the show started, one of the guests, Will Smith, came by and met everyone who was hanging out in the green room. I shook his hand, but there was someone in between us so we sort of did this awkward head bob where I went right and he went right and then I went left and he went left.  Only I would find a way to be awkward around Will Smith. Whatever.  I’ve had less exciting Wednesdays, that’s for sure!  He was friendly and insanely animated.

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oh hey bud.

Seth Rogan came by too, but just to grab a beer.  No socializing for him!  We watched the show from the green room, and then headed to the stage to see The Lonely Island (!) perform with Alanis Morisette.  Their song “Semicolon” was hilarious.  Also gotta love the Oxnard reference.

After the show, we had an incredible dinner at the Public Kitchen at The Roosevelt Hotel.  It was a late night – we didn’t get back to our cars at the office until after midnight!

Other highlights from the week included: fun lunches with the firm at McCormick and Schmick’s, Taipan, Wurstkuche, and CPK.  I also attended a fun happy hour Friday night put on by the first year associate’s at Nick and Stef’s.  It is so refreshing to hear them stress out about their jobs and whether or not they’re doing things right because that’s how all of us are as summers.

You might say I’m a little tired from too much fun. It kind of reminds me of this:

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This was such a great week – and it’s not even over! On today’s agenda? A yoga class (my first workout post-26.2) and another Dodger game – this time with my law school posse!

Happy Saturday everyone! What was the highlight of your week? 

what a week.

15 May

I’ve been pretty busy this last week since the OC Half…but fun busy…even if I had to study and take a final.

The day after the race I suffered through some soreness and went golfing for basically the first time ever with my buddy Taylor. I wasn’t great, but I actually hit the ball okay a few times.

The best part was when an old man watching clapped after my first non-terrible hit, and said “you’re closer than you think you are, this is a tough game.”

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Also last week, I activated a one-month membership at Equinox DTLA that I received free from a Klout Perk. I signed up, got a tour, and a bag/T-Shirt. As part of my perk, I also get a complimentary session on a pilates reformer, which I’ve never used before.

So far I’ve taken a couple of yoga classes as well as a spin class. I also love the fact that the treadmill has a virtual reality course so you feel like you’re (almost sort of) running outside.

Hard to beat this view of DTLA’s Library from the yoga studio:

morning view.

morning view.

I’ll do a full review of the gym when I’ve used up my month long membership, but I am going to try as many classes as I can.

On Friday, most of my friends were studying, so I hit up my parents to grab dinner with me at The Standard Rooftop.

Loooooove the views.

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And how sick is the pool + sunset:

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Plaintain chips & guacamole was the best thing ever.

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We also noshed on chicken skewers and bacon-wrapped shrimp.

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I also squeezed in some studying. With only one final this semester, spreading out studying for one class over two weeks was sort of hard – every day I felt like I wasn’t doing enough, but I probably studied more for this test than I would have had I been on a more traditional finals schedule.

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On Saturday morning, I met up with Whitney at SoulCycle SAMO for a ride. It was so great to shake the remaining soreness from the half out. We rode with Gina, who I liked, but she told the class “I love you” over 10 times which sort of weirded me out. On Saturday evening, I headed home to spend Sunday with my family for Mother’s Day.

On Sunday, I decided to run 20 miles. Yep, you read that right. I have been wanting to do a full marathon for awhile – and wasn’t able to do LA when I trained for it due to messed up hips/IT band/knee. I figured if I could get in one really long training run of 20 miles, I could conceivably do Rock N Roll San Diego on June 2.

Last week’s half went well (and decently fast), so I mapped out a 20 mile route, and roped in my friend Hannes to run it with me.

We started at my house at 6 am. At mile 8, my Dad met us (near Westlake Lake) with gels and water. My focus the first 8 was just to maintain a good pace and not go to fast. Hannes and I chatted until about mile 10, when we put music on. Miles 10-14 were spent running up to and around Lake Sherwood, which was HILLY but gorgeous. Again, at mile 14, my Dad met us to refuel, and I slipped a hat on. The last few miles were sort of tough, but we did it. We ran 20 miles in about 2:40, so while I am nervous for 26.2, I am confident I can do it.

I took a gel/gu every 45 minutes, and wore what I plan to wear on race day. Side note: I used to think running skirts were dumb, but in fact this is THE most comfortable thing I’ve ever worn while running.

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After running, stretching, showering, and lounging around, my parents and I headed to The Lab in Agoura Hills for brunch. Mimosas were imbibed.

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And Cinnamon Toast Crunch French Toast was consumed. #bomb. IMG_3791

My recovery has been great. My knees and hips felt a little sore, but I have tried to make a commitment to do way more yoga between now and the marathon. I took a class at Equinox yesterday and pigeon pose felt amazing.

Oh yeah, on Monday I took my final in Evidence. It was fine – just longgggg. 4 hours: 65 MC questions and “one” essay – one fact pattern, but 5 pieces of evidence we had to analyze. The exam started at 12, went til 4, and we’re not allowed to bring in food or water. So you better believe that I was starving. First stop after? Yardhouse…obviously.

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beers with Connor, Blake (and Aviva)

Love that tradition.

Also on Monday…I officially committed to the 26.2 distance…SOON. I’ll be running my first full mary on June 2. Nervous/exited/will be yoga-ing non-stop until then. I’d love any marathon tips/tricks/advice any of you may have!

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Yesterday I was able to meet up with Katherine for a #SOULDATE at Soul Cycle SAMO. We took a class with Laura Crago, who is by far my favorite instructor. She’s a BEAST, has the best music, and is super motivating. Loved her class. Afterward, Katherine and I caught up over brunch at Huckleberry. We both ordered this super-savory brisket hash served with arugula and two eggs. So good.

 

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It was so nice seeing Katherine! We first met a little over a year ago and have caught up every few months. Proof that meeting people from blogging really is a thing.

The rest of the week I will be lounging, working out, and relaxing before I start my summer job on Monday.

Happy Hump Day, y’all!

Hit me with your best marathon advice!