Tunes For Tuesday – A Dirrty Dozen Two-Fer

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Welcome to Tunes For Tuesday!

Music, Tunes For Tuesday

Image: Daisy

This past Friday and Saturday I was a little busy running the So Cal Ragnar Relay (which I will recap soon) but in honor of my Dirrty Dozen team, I’m featuring 2 songs today – one for each “r” in our team name.  These two songs were the most often heard songs on the radio while we were in our van.  It’s not that I love (or even like these songs) but I know that they will now remind me of a most fabulous time with the ladies of Van 2 of the Dirrty Dozen team.  Thanks Jamie, Kat, Carrie, Jill and Debbie! Read more

Fridays Featured FemaleS – The Dirrty Dozen Ragnar Team

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Welcome to Friday’s Featured FemaleS!

Friday's Featured Female, #FFF

This week’s feature doesn’t just highlight one woman but it highlights a #DirrtyDozen of them.  Today I want to give a huge shout out the members of my So Cal Ragnar Team (technically, I’m not highlighting myself but 11 sounded ridiculous).

Ragnar Relay Series, runchat

Get to know these 11 amazing women that will be covering 200 miles with me (from Huntington Beach to San Diego).  Not all of these ladies are bloggers (and many aren’t even active in social media) but they are all amazing women and athletes.  The list below is in runner order with their leg mileages and terrain difficulty noted: Read more

A Ragnar Relay Playlist

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It’s almost time for the So Cal Ragnar Relay race!


Ragnar Relay Series, runchat

12 Friends, 2 Vans, 2 Days, 1 Night 200 miles (from Huntington Beach to San Diego)!  


This is my first relay.  Even though I’m covering the least amount of mileage (10 miles in total), it’s longer than I’ve run in a very long time and I’m excited and nervous about it.  I definitely haven’t trained like I planned and I have friends in town for the entire week leading up to race day (I’m actually cutting out on them early to meet my van) but with a motto like this one, how could you NOT be excited? Read more

Tunes For Tuesday – The Housemartins

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Welcome to Tunes For Tuesday!

Music, Tunes For Tuesday

Image: Daisy


Today’s pick is “Happy Hour” by The Housemartins to celebrate a bunch of great things – Jay’s birthday (which was yesterday) , the arrival of great friends (who are in town for the week) and my upcoming So Cal Ragnar Relay this coming weekend.

The Housemartins had a #1 single with their fantastic acapella version of the song, “Caravan of Love” and wound up later spawning two major careers  - Norman Cook (aka FatBoy Slim) and Sean Welch (of The Beautiful South – a band we like in our house a lot).

I hope this upbeat fun song (starts at 00:51) inspires you to go to Happy Hour tonight.  I know I’ll be doing a lot of Happy Hours this week!  Yay!



Do you have a favorite cover song?

This Marks The End….

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…of my blog.


No, just kidding.  


It’s the end of March which marks the end of the first quarter of 2014.  Can you believe it?


Forgive the premature April Fool’s Joke.


In all seriousness though, today is the end date for you to link-up to the #14in2014 Goals/Resolutions/Intentions 1st Quarter Check In

2014, fusebeads

My logo is from a fusebead project so I had to use this image from ArtisRams

and it’s my wonderful husband’s birthday.


Today’s post is going to be a short one as I go to enjoy some family time with Jay, Wild Boy and our good friends who are in town from Chicago!

Stay tuned though,  this week it’s all about Ragnar but in the coming weeks I have some juicy posts coming which include:  A Two-Fer For Women Runners, Fabletics Review Round 2 and a sneak peek inside the 80′s New Wave Oral History Book, Mad World.


Do you write down people’s birthday’s or do you rely on Facebook to remind you?

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