Not Feeling Groovy

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If you’re looking for a party post on Cinco de Mayo, you’re not going to find it here today.  I’m not in a party mood at all.


Today’s post isn’t about food, family, fitness or Duran Duran

but since it’s MY truth, I’m sharing it here.


I’ve been in a terrible funk lately and I can’t seem to shake it.



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Friday’s Featured Female – Gillian@That’

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Friday's Featured Female, #FFF


Today’s Friday’s Featured Female is the very sweet, smart and very athletic Gillian@That’sG (soft g in Gillian BTW).  I met Gillian at FitBlogLA and her great smile and sunny personality made her a person I definitely had to get to know after the rush of meeting a whole slew of people was over.  I’m so glad that the blogging world has brought this fun girl into my real life.  Gillian and I did a 2 hour hot yoga class together not long ago and even though we weren’t in the same van together, we were part of the same Ragnar team just last month!   I’m amazed at how Gillian does all that she does and has a smile on her face.   I’m inspired by her and I know you will be too.


So……….have you met Gillian?


Hi everyone!  I’m Gillian and I blog over at That’s G.

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Announcement – I’m Running The 2014 LiveUltimate Run Los Angeles

Posted on by Melissa Burton in #14in2014, Fitness | 13 Comments

Disclosure:  This post in sponsored by the Live Ultimate RUN series.  All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

Ever since my Ragnar, it’s been a bit difficult for me to get back into running.


Ragnar Relay


Even after the Boston Marathon last week, I’ve been slacking in the motivation and the execution department.


However, after watching my 7 year old win the relay race for his first grade team in the local All City Track Meet (after winning the Jog-A-Thon with the equivalent of a 10K in 60 minutes),

my running mojo was reignited and I’m proud to announce….


WB relay

that both Wild Boy and I are being sponsored to run

the 2014 LiveUltimate RUN Los Angeles on Sunday, May 25th!


LiveUltimate LA Run, running, 5K, quarter marathon

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Tunes For Tuesday – Inspired by Mad World

Posted on by Melissa Burton in Music | 2 Comments

Welcome to Tunes For Tuesday!

Music, Tunes For Tuesday

Image: Daisy


Last week I took a break – even from Tunes For Tuesday but this week I have a special post about the Mad World book signing party (complete with a MW inspired tune)!


The night was a fun one with Michael Des Barres, Moby and Annabella Lwin joining co-authors Lori Majewski and Jonathan Bernstein at Book Soup in West Hollywood.

Mad World Book, Michael Des Barre, Moby, Lori Majewski, Jonathan Bernstein and Annabella Lwin

MDB, Moby, Lori Majewski, Jonathan Bernstein and Annabella Lwin


There was a quick Q&A before the signing with co-authors and Annabella.  While waiting on line for Annabella, someone pointed out that Judd Nelson was in the store.  He was nearly unrecognizable – see for yourself:


Judd Nelson

That is Judd Nelson with the helmet. He didn’t take it off the entire time.


Annabella was so incredibly sweet.  She signed my book (and why I didn’t take a photo with her, I don’t know).


Mad World

Jonathan and Annabella


It was also great to meet Lori and Jonathan.


Mad World Book


There were a plethora of Duranies in the house (like Rhonda of Daily Duranie) so I needed to document which Duran guy was and will always be my favorite.


Duran Duran, Mad World

That’s my guy.

It was a fun night.  I was a little tired because I had just been to the Jamba Juice FiTrends Expo a few hours earlier – but it was totally worth it!


Oh yeah, the music for today is inspired by Mad World but not one of the songs from the book.   In honor of the lovely Annabella Lwin, I’m featuring a performance video of one of my favorite Bow Wow Wow songs, “Do You Wanna Hold Me”.  I forgot all of the California references in this song and  I hope you enjoy it!




Didn’t you want to look like Annabella in the 80′s?  If not, who was your style idol of your teenage years?


Getting JambaFit!

Posted on by Melissa Burton in Fitness, Food & Nutrition | 27 Comments

Hi there, I’m back!  

The blog was unexpectedly quiet for a few days last week.  

There’s a lot going on in my world right now but I’ll do my best not to go into shut down mode again.


So let me tell you about one of my latest adventures…


Jamba Juice, Blend in the Good, JambaFit

Last week I was invited to the 4th Annual Jamba Juice #JambaFit FiTrends Expo Event at the Annenberg Beach House in Santa Monica.  It was a great day of nutrition, education and fitness with some bloggy friends and fitness legends.


Jamba Juice, FiTrends Expo

Yes, that is THE Venus Williams AND “Body By Jake” on the schedule!


For me, it’s always a joy to actually get a chance to meet other bloggers IRL.  I was happy to get this photo with Katy@JoyLaughterSweatMonica@RunEatRepeat, my #dirrtydozen Ragnar teammate, Gillian@That’sG, and a Friday’s Featured Female, Tiffany@RunningHutch before the busy day began.

Healthy Living Bloggers, JambaFit, Jamba Juice, FiTrends Expo

Katy, Monica, Me, Gillian, Tiffany

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