Here We Go For More Coffee and B2B Round Two


Why hello.

Yesterday was one heck of a coffee filled day.


Random, but I’m addicted to the spicy hummus dip from Trader Joe’s. I go through at least a container a week. It’s a lunch staple.


After a super quick flight and farewell to San Diego


I’m safely in Carmel.

Obviously the first item of business this morning was finding coffee and I did indeed make the trip out and about to find it in pajamas.


It was worth it and the coffee from Carmel Valley Coffee Roasting Company was delicious.

I opted to take a shower and put on regular clothes before heading to the expo thank goodness.

I went for the whole Pro Compression socks under skinny jeans thing. Not the easiest to pull off, but gets the job done.


Quick side note- Today and tomorrow are the last two days to use code SM15 for 40% off and be entered into the giveaway to win $150 MSRP for the Pro Compression website. Better get on it!

This expo is awesome here. Everyone is so friendly and it’s just like you’re family everywhere you go.

These ladies by the way are amazing. Sally does all the behind the scenes madness like bib numbering and social media and Julie Armstrong is the race director.


They’ve really amped up their social media efforts this year and have this whole set up for instagram and everything.


I got to make this obnoxious 15 second video there and what do you know, they made me an honorary member of their social media team.


A couple of highlights from the expo were that there was actually a Mizuno booth there.


I really want this cool hat.


I was super excited about these Food Should Taste Good chips. I love these things.


They were even giving out beer samples. What other expos have that?


I bumped into my super speedy Runner’s World friend Robert.


He’s the magnificent Erica’s hubby from Erica Sara Designs.

After making my rounds I had to find my name on the coolio poster with every runner’s name on it.


See. There I am.


It’s a beautiful day here today and I’m hoping it will be tomorrow too.


We definitely don’t need a repeat of the weather from Boston on Monday. Hey, that was only 5 days ago. Pretty funny huh?

I’m starting to get butterflies about tomorrow. I love this marathon so darn much. I got my PR here last year out of the blue, but this year it’s going to be a lot different. I’m excited to put all I’ve got out there. Heart and soul. Not speed, but ready to really give what I have to the marathon. No matter what my time is, I kind of feel like this might be one of those life changing races since I really have no idea what the future holds.

I have a 3:00 am wake up call tomorrow for the 4:00 am bus, so I better get a move on to get out my race outfit and such.

I’ll see you at the finish line friends.

Here’s my motto for tomorrow.



You Would Think I’ve Learned


Just a couple things.

You would think I’ve learned that eating copious amounts dark chocolate the night after a marathon in bed in the hotel right before trying to go to sleep sometimes does a little more harm than good.

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You would think I’ve learned that although getting to hug these guys a bazillion times since I’ve been home, there just won’t be a day anytime soon when one of them doesn’t call the other one a “poop face” and that Judah’s idea of a welcome home party for Mama is a round of playing “Go Ape”. (Totally funny card game by the way.)

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Wait, I actually did discover just the other day that I could make a gluten free version of the old cinnamon bowl I used to make all the time with a Trader Joe’s brown rice tortilla.

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It came out way better than I expected and is really great filled with Arctic Zero cookie dough frozen dessert, NuttZo, SunButter and a baked cookie dough Quest Nutrition bar. Trust me. Mmmm hmm…..  


You’d really think by now I would have figured out that doing any kind of workout in the family room is not the best idea.

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A really good idea though is alternating sprints and hills to keep a spin class excited on a Thursday night.

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Now, you’d really think I would’ve learned to pack quickly and efficiently by now, but no. A big fat NO. It takes me forever and I’m always over packing. Next time I might just pay someone to do it for me.

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I only sat there staring at that pile for like 20 minutes before finally getting everything else together. I always have to start with the race outfit though.


It’s been a rough couple of days without much sleep or rest so I’m going to take any chance I can in the next 2 days before the Big Sur International Marathon to do just that. I won’t be around on the blog, but I will be on instagram.


Oh and two things before I go.

Pretty much every blog comment I’ve read here in the past 24 hours has brought tears. I can’t thank you enough for just taking time to read about all these escapades and when you take time out of your busy schedules to leave comments like that, well, you are just AMAZING and AWESOME.

You know what else is amazing and awesome and ending in just two days?


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Just in case you missed it.

There are two ways you can enter:

1. Go to the

Pro Compression homepage

and enter your email in the pop up.


2. Buy any product at 40% off with the code SM15. (Free shipping on all orders over $20.)

Two random winners will each get $150 MSRP credit.

Giveaway will end on 4/26.


That’s it. All you have to do is order yourself some socks at 40% off using the code and you’re automatically entered into the giveaway. It end THIS SUNDAY though.

I’ve been living in my compression socks since the marathon and will continue to live in them for at least another week or so to keep that blood flowing and helping my legs recover. I actually think I just packed five pairs for his upcoming weekend. At least I know I have the necessities. Ha ha.


Okay. Bed time.

Hope you’ve had a marvelous week! Bring on the weekend!


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