SoCal-ing It Up

Thursday night, there was an impromptu dinner at Chick-fil-a with the sisters:

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It was my first time there, but I knew I totally wanted a salad… I didn’t care that it’s not a salad place.

Also… I’m totally the girl who will order a salad for dinner, just so I can get the large ice cream cone. 

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Love love love these girls so much. You’d be amazed at where the conversation naturally led us. Poop… and other classy things. It’s how we do.

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Friday, before leaving for SoCal, I played with this girl for a long time:

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Who says you can’t play when you’re drunk?

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Just kidding. Hehe 😉

Took a bunch of pictures of her running around and fetching the ball, too. Unfortunately, the pictures are on my phone, which is sitting nicely on my bed at home. I don’t know why I often leave my phone at home when we go on trips. Dagnabbit.

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Drove 6 hours and arrived in LA and met up with our gracious host, Esther (Joe’s sister)!

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We put our names down for a sushi place, and got this Japanese dessert while waiting:

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It’s not too sweet and it was perfect for keeping us satisfied enough until dinner, which was at Sushi Komasa

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And then we went to Miss Coffee for some patbingsoo (Korean shaved ice with sweet red bean… among other awesome things).

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Game face on. We were about to do some crazy work on this thing:

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Realized that patbingsoo is kind of perfect for carbo-loading… it’s got a lot of water in it, plus it’s got plenty of easily-digestible carbs (you best believe I went through and found all the little mochi pieces, son).

I think I’m doing this whole carbo-loading thing right, as well as resting.

Thursday: Complete rest day (besides walking about 3.3 miles to-and-from school twice).

Friday: AbRipperX and Insane Abs (haha I was shaking like crazy near the end of this one. Hilarious!). And 30 minutes elliptical (at home). This was my little sweat and shake-out workout. If not, I’d be incredibly antsy at the start-line.

Today: Rest (walk around at expo, and that’s probably it).

TomorrowMalibu International Marathon (WOO! My 6th full marathon :D)

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Mmmmkay. Since I’m resting a lot more and eating a good amount, I’m getting bloated like crazy. Oh, well. It’ll all be well worth it after the marathon, yeah?

Do you enjoy carbo-loading? Are you smart about it or do you just let yourself go wild?

Do you get uncomfortably bloated if you don’t run for a couple of days (and eat the same)?

Anyone racing this weekend?

3 responses to “SoCal-ing It Up

  1. Pingback: Malibu International Marathon: Weekend Recap | blessed with thunder thighs·

  2. Ahh I love chick fil a 🙂 Especially their ice tea during the summer, and –yes their ice cream cones 🙂 I definitely recognize J town near Downtown LA, right?

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