Run or Dye – Fun Run Recap

Run or Dye Recap

  A couple weeks back I joined about 9,000 other participants in this year’s Run or Dye Color Run in San Luis Obispo, CA. We had so much fun! My girlfriends and I created a group called “Parental Colors,” and we even brought a few of our kids. I don’t know who had more fun, […]

61-Week Hiking Challenge (Week 20) – Sydney Street Trail to Murray Hill (Unnamed Hill)

WK 20 - Sydney Strret

  Oops! We did it again! It’s only been 7 weeks since Arleena and I last visited Murray Hill (otherwise known as the Unnamed Hill)/ Reservoir Canyon Trail. I cannot believe we chose to do the other side – and on a sweltering 90-degree sunny day no less! The last time we ventured up this […]

61-Week Hiking Challenge (Week 19) – Irish Hills (Froom Creek and Poppy Trails)

WK 19 - Irish Hills

  This week Arleena and I wanted to revisit the trails of Irish Hills.   This mountain range has several different routes to hike that it will take a few more trips to explore the entire area. Back in week 15 we ventured through Mariposa and King trails. This week we traveled along Poppy to Froom […]

61-Week Hiking Challenge (Week 18) – Cerro San Luis

Week 18 - Cerro San Luis

This week Arleena and I revisited Cerro San Luis (or San Luis Mountain). Back in week 12, Arleena and I made a wrong turn on this trail that only got us to the M on this mountain which about ¾ of the way up to the top. Needless to say we were a bit bummed […]

61-Week Hiking Challenge (Week 17) – Sycamore Crest Trail

Wk 17 – Sycamore Crest Trail

  After being sick for a week, I was ready to “get back on horse” as they say and kick butt hiking.  I was on my own this week and didn’t want to hit an all-new spot, so I chose the Sycamore Crest Trail.  This trail is the backside trail to one of our first […]

61-Week Hiking Challenge (Week 15) – Irish Hills/ Mariposa Trail

Week 15 - Irish Hills

Objective:  Hike at least once a week.  Whether the hikes are big or small, long or short, with or without kids, I want to actively engage my body and enjoy this beautiful world we live in.  There are so many places to go (free places to boot) that I want to explore them all. I […]

61-Week Hiking Challenge (Week 14) – Nipomo Regional Park

WK 14 - Nipomo Park

  Sometimes I find it difficult to get motivated.  Week 14 was one of those weeks.  Arleena and I needed to switch up our scheduled hiking day when we heard the rain forecasted for the week.  I never thought of myself as a girl who likes her schedules, but when it comes to my workouts […]

Run or Dye Color Run

Run or Dye

  Last year I had to travel to Los Angeles to participate in my first mud run and absolutely fell in love with the concepts fun runs.   I am so happy that Run or Dye is coming to the Central Coast in May that I’m tickled pink!   Or shall I say colored pink… What’s Run […]

61-Week Hiking Challenge (Week 12) – Lemon Grove Loop

Week 12 - Lemon Grove Loop

Week 12 was a little disappointing.  Arleena and I were super excited to climb yet another mountain, the Madonna Mountain in San Luis Obispo…You know, the one with the M on the side that you see while driving on the 101 freeway.   We didn’t do the research to find out that the route that’s marked […]

61-Week Hiking Challenge (Week 11) – Bishop’s Peak

Bishops Peak

Last week, Arleena and I climbed a mountain – literally – we climb a freaking mountain!!!  In all my years since I’ve lived here on the Central Coast, I’ve always looked at Bishop’s Peak saying, “one day, I’ll hike up that mountain.” And I cannot even tell you how accomplished I feel for completing that […]

61-Week Hiking Challenge (Week 9) – Oso Flaco/ Oceano Dunes

Week 9

Objective:  Hike at least once a week.  Whether the hikes are big or small, long or short, with or without kids, I want to actively engage my body and enjoy this beautiful world we live in.  There are so many places to go (free places to boot) that I want to explore them all. The […]

61-Week Hiking Challenge (Week 8) – Bob Jones Trail

Bob Jones Week 8

  As we have yet to experience any winter weather (I promise I’m not trying to rub it in), I am using every opportunity to get out and enjoy the great outdoors.  Bear with me as I am trying to catch up on my posts from the last few weeks (I have one more to […]

61-Week Hiking Challenge (Week 4) – Pismo Beach Turkey Trot

Turkey Trot

Coming out of the Thanksgiving Holiday, I hope that everyone had a fantastic time whether you hosted and event or traveled to be with friends and family.  Our school district takes off a full week, which is good and bad.  I like the freedom, but why must I feel like I have to cram so […]

Head to Best Buy for Your Holiday Shopping Needs

Technological Santa

It’s that time of year again!  Time to head to our favorite stores and pick out special gifts to give to our family and friends on Christmas Day.  One store we frequent is Best Buy.  There are so many gadgets, electronics and tech gifts available to choose from.  This year, Frank and I are purchasing […]

61-Week Hiking Challenge (Week 3)

Week 3

Week 3: James Way Oak Habitat and Wildlife Preserve Hike It’s right before Thanksgiving and this past week was jammed packed.  There wasn’t one night that we got to stay home and relax.  It’s during these times when it’s easy to brush off going to the gym or finding the time to go on a hike, but […]