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Saturday, January 24, 2009

California Dreaming

This is La Jolla Shores beach, where my family and I are staying for 2 weeks while waiting for "Baby Rubinstein" to be born. It is gorgeous, especially at sunset when I go running. The beach is about a mile long of densely packed sand, making running easy and nice on the joints. I watch dozens of surfers in wetsuits waiting for waves while I sweat it out to shuffle on my ipod. 

I looked up Coffee House Running Clubs in La Jolla and San Diego, but it turns out, we really are the only one! I did, however, find a 15K trail race February 1st that I plan to do. See link at the title above. I will keep you posted!

As for my new niece, I am already planning our Saturday runs together-she in the baby jogger, wearing her mini Team Joe t-shirt, leading the way! My brother already bought me the baby jogger as my "Baby Auntie" gift! I was so excited when he told me yesterday! It is the gift that gives back(to him). I have promised him every Saturday, from 8:30am-12:30pm, he is a free man forevermore!

Speaking of Team Joe, it seems that, though I am gone, people still came out today in NYC for a Team Joe run! I am so proud! 

Thinking of you all!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Kryssie Kristine Houston Marathon

This is a photo of Kryssie and Kristine (and some other random new friend they met while running) after the Houston Marathon! Incredible! it's as if they didn't even run!

Kristine ran her first marathon yesterday in, get this, 3:28:11, coming in 7th in her age group(I'm not telling which one that is..)!!

Kryssie also ran her first Marathon in 3:32, coming in 5th in her age group!

I got a text yesterday directly after the race from Kristine, saying, "I feel perfect...".  It seems someone has discovered the runner's high. That's my Bumblebee!
Also a shout out to Phoenix(Holla!) where Ani Go and Mayumi ran together in 4:02! Teamwork, Ladies! Nice one!

Go Joe!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Year of the Ox!

Yes, it's true. You know me - I look for any excuse to celebrate. I may be Jewish, but once a year I am also Chinese, sometimes Irish, maybe even a little bit Puerto Rican. If there's food and drink involved, and there's a toast to be made, I'll drink to that!

This year, my Chinese friends tell me, is my year! I have to say, so far so good. 

healthy: check!
running: check!
great friends: check!

I know it's only been 2 weeks, but here's hoping the good news continues.

As for Chinese New Year, check out the link above. If you haven't been to Jin Fong for dim sum or had  giant bowl of roast pork noodle soup at N.Y, Noodle Town (sigh!), or waited in long lines for the fat and delicious soup dumplings at Joe's Shanghai, folks, you are wasting away your precious lives.

Just a thought.