Monday, March 29, 2010

LA Leggers Celebration Party

I attended the LA Leggers celebration party on Saturday at the Moutaingate country club. We leggers sure clean up nice! After only seeing each other in workout gear, while sweating and complaining, it was as if our better more appearance-conscious selves came out to party. I missed the cocktail reception but made it for everything else, INCLUDING, winning a raffle for some goodies at YAS. I was amazed by Legger extraordinaire Shannon who had OODLES of awesome fitness-related raffle prizes as well as non-fitness related gems like a stay at the Doubletree Santa Monica and teeth whitening!

Hope to get back running soon for some fun runs. And can't wait for next season's leggers to start again. In the meantime, I'll enjoy going out on a Friday night or two without worrying about getting up the next morning!

Also great to see other Leggers Vera and Jacob who were able to get me dancing for a few songs towards the end of the night. They are hoping to get permits to climb Mt. Whitney later in the summer and show off some more of their mad fitness skills. I told them I'd pass on the hike. That's too crazy for me!

Happy running.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

LA Marathon

After all, I decided not to run the LA Marathon this year. It wasn't really my decision. My body did the deciding for me. Joint and knee aches aside, I have been battling other symptoms, including dizziness, lightheadedness, headache,and other ailments that I won't mention here because they can not be explained easily. Whether these symptoms are or aren't resulting from the exhaustion from the Pasadena Marathon, I don't know. In the meantime, I am waiting to go to different doctors, get my results, and in general, have mini panic attacks trying to figure out what's wrong with me.

BUT, I did go watch the LA Marathon from the 23 mile marker on Sunday. Standing around was tiring, but I enjoyed cheering on people - mostly strangers - and reminding everyone that despite the fact that roughly 24,000 other people are doing it too, participating in a marathon is completely CRAZY. I hope my makeshift "WTF 23 miles?!" sign helped - And I did get a few chuckles.

After more than three hours of watching, I started heading back home when I ran into 2 of my neighbors, who thinking I was running that day, had a bag of goodies waiting for me. How sweet! I'm glad I ran into them and hung around a little longer (despite my headache) because that's when I saw some other Leggers including Liz, John and Sharon. Good job!

Congratulations to all who did the Marathon. What I enjoyed most about the LA Marathon last year was that much more than an individual accomplishment, it is an awesome ass-kicking community event. You may be running/walking alone, but you are part of an amazing group. Crazy, but amazing.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Join my team, and get leied

Haven't been leied in a while? Join my team for the Victory for Victims Walk/Run, and I will personally lei you! All of my team members will receive leis to wear while walking, running, or strolling through the lovely 5k (or 10K) course on April 11, 2010. When you sign up, be sure to register for team #3 - Team Naz.