At first I was trying to use being sick as a way to avoid a new blog update, well, that is just silly! I have had my fair share of cough syrup (that doesn't work), Vitamin C, water, tea, Vicks, soup and sleep. FYI: when you date a doctor-to-be you are never actually sick - also having a cough does not qualify you for a back-rub, just the occasional frownie face I feel bad they you have been hacking your face off look...Oy vey! I really just want to go running...
Spence has become really into Crossfit over the last few months, but, after all of the coughing I have done over the last 2 weeks I MAY have better abs than him - ha!
|This was how I spent NYE. PARTY!|
Obviously getting sick was only expected will all the commotion in my adventurous life lately. Canada to Orange County, Orange County to a day in Malibu. Orange County to LAX for a surprise visit to New York to spend Christmas with my family. Then...New York to Orange County and a few trips here and there adventuring through the OC and up to my FAVORITE place in Southern California: Pasadena!
Highlights of my adventures:
Whistler: I had the most amazing time in Canada. I feel so blessed that I was brought up there on a work trip. I was constantly surrounded by diligent, devoted and intelligent individuals. To some it up, this was one of the most eye opening experiences I could ask for. It was cold, snowy and it made me really miss living in the mountains - it also made me realize that I work for a pretty freaking cool innovate company.
The only hiccup in my adventure was catching a cold...yes...the one that that I mentioned above. Annndddd we mentioned to miss our flight - I have never missed a flight because of being late to the airport so I was in a little bit of a tizzy - BUTTTTTTTTT - clearly I made it back to California. Air Canada came through and got me back in so Santa Ana so I was able to be in the office the next day...
|Last day at Whistler.|
|I have been to do different sets of winter O rings. Fingers crossed I can go to Sochi in 2014.|
|We hiked in this...|
|Glass cabin at Peak2Peak|
|It was cold. Cold enough to freeze my hairrrrr|
|Crazy moss on the trees|
|The cray conditions that we had commuting from Whistler to Vancouver. |
Yuck! I heard the skiing was the bees knees though!
|We stopped at this adorable little coffee shop, Galileo's, on our trek. You know how I am with my cute little coffee shops..LOVED this place! I wish I could have spent so much more time there! I also wish that I would have had enough room in my bag for a lbs of their coffee. Next time?|
FHR for the Day: After a late arrival, I jumped in bed so that I could get a few hours of sleep before heading back into the office. I could have benefited from a day of rest - but - there were some pleasant surprises awaiting me upon my return to my cavedesk. What you ask? Well, I am glad to share the news that I am the 2012 Oakley Marketing Award recipient for being Authentic! Anddddd a magnum of Saarloos & Sons wine! Ahhhhmazing! I feel so fortunate for being given such a meaningful award. I was also rewarded with a relaxing day of working from my couch on Friday...sometimes you just need those kind of days...
To Live and to Die, in El Aye: Spence had to pick up some goodies for his Christmas trip home to Colorado - cookies, coffee, etc. This was a perfect excuse for me to be his backseat driver and accompany him to one of my favorite cities: Los Angeles!
Next Stop? Rochester! (well technically I spent about 48 hours in California before jet-setting again). Spence and I spent a day together in LA (Malibu, Griffith and Eagle Rock) prior to my departure to the east coast....
|One of my favorite views in Southern California - the top of Griffith.|
The concrete jungle can actually be really beautiful!
|There is a lady that plants trees up and down the trail at Griffith. |
I think she is a superhero for doing this.
|3 Ibs of deliciousness! I miss Swork|
OV VEY - I typed up all the rest of my adventures and it didn't save...until we meet again..I still have to share my Christmas surprise!
Sending some love from SoCal