SF Marathon Weekend – Spectator Edition

by Kristine on July 29, 2015

Like I don’t even know where to start.

I guess I could start with the fact that about an hour ago, as I drove home from my Pilates class, Rachel Platton’s Fight Song came on the radio. I love this song. It’s my LET DO THIS song.

So naturally I sang at the top of my lungs, completely forgetting my window was down and I was at the intersection of Union and Webster in the Marina. Not familiar? It’s like the corner of cooler and trendier. You don’t want to be auditioning for American Idol at a stopsign.

You’re welcome world.

So there’s that.

The past few days I was all things San Francisco Marathon. If you’ve been reading a while, you know I’ve run this race a few times. It was actually my first ever half-marathon. When I’d never run more than like 2 miles in a single sitting. And I was like 13.1? No big. Are these running shoes? No? I’ll wear them. Wake up 15 minutes before the race starts? Perfect. Go to the bathroom pre-race? Not my thing.

It was… an experience.

That apparently left me hooked.

We were a partner at the San Francisco Marathon this year and as such, I had a full weekend on my plate.

IT WAS SO DAMN MAGICAL.

It was also exhausting, exhilirating, inspiring, motivating and so much effing fun I can’t even tell you.

When Sunday at noon rolled around and I’d already been up for 8+ hours, I basically face-planted into the couch with a very, very happy heart.

One of the coolest moments? Being at the finish line as the men’s and women’s winners crossed and two of my teammates held the tape. Then I got to give the 3rd place men’s finisher his medal. No one will ever give me a medal in that capacity so I lived a little Kara Goucher moment right then and there.

I’ll let the photos do the talking.

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The women’s winner – Anna Bretan – won for the 3rd year IN A ROW. Casual.

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Men’s winner Chris Mocko nailed it. Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset

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I made many new friends last weekend. This guy was one of my favorites.

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Celebrated National Tequila Day on Friday with… Rose and Tacos at Arguello. SO DELICIOUS.

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My new favorite Rose. It’s all I’ll be drinking… forever. Until summer ends.

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View from the office.

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These 2 changed my life in ways they’ll probably never know.
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Running this city. Or at least this expo.

The entire experience was amazing and I’m so grateful for the job that I have at the company that I work for and for the city I live in.

#joblove y’all. #joblove

 

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Friday Faves – Week of July 20

by Kristine on July 24, 2015

Happy Friday! I think it’s Friday. We’ll just go with it. After an amazing weekend Wanderlusting my face off, I’ve been immersed in all things San Francisco Marathon this week – and the fun really got started yesterday at the expo set-up. Since I started at Lululemon, this has been a HUGE part of my job and it’s just ridiculously exciting to see it all come to fruition and happen.

If you’re local, come by the expo at Fort Mason Festival Pavilion Friday between 12-7 and Saturday between 9-5 to see what we’re up to – it’s worth the trip. 

Can’t complain about the view from my current office.

 

 

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So since I’ll be occupied all weekend long, let’s kick it off with an extra-long Friday Faves to keep you occupied while you drink your morning coffee… or juice… or tea if you’re into that type of thing. (No judgements, I’ve become a bit of a Matcha addict as of late. It’s the only tea I can drink. When included in an almond milk latte, natch.)

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  • Talenti is the world’s best gelato. Bold statement, I know but I stand by it. Find out what flavor you are based on your social presence (I linked Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) with Flavorize Me. I got Dulce de Leche Pickle Shisito. I’ll pass on that one thanks. Apparently I need to stop posting so much about “roasted” or “raw” since that got me the latter 2 works. Noted Talenti, noted.

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Wanderlust Squaw Valley 2015

July 20, 2015

So I’ve spent the last few days at Wanderlust Squaw Valley up in Lake Tahoe. I’m honestly trying to remember every single little detail of it. So what’s Wanderlust?   Where do I sign? As part of the Community Team at Lululemon, I was at Wanderlust for work. Hashtag joblove. I was able to meet […]

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Friday Faves – Week of July 13

July 17, 2015

So I know it’s like feast or famine over here. I’ve been up in Tahoe the past couple days for Wanderlust Squaw Valley so I’ve been slightly busy getting my yoga on, supporting our team up here, and taking in absolute everything I can about this amazing festival. To say I’m a yogi would be […]

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Friday Faves {Volume : I Lost Count}

July 10, 2015

You guys, I’m doing it. Bringing back Friday Favorites. IT’S ALL HAPPENING. I actually can’t believe it’s already (almost) the weekend. Not complaining. Got a full one planned – dinners, wine, yoga, Pilates, running, errands, relaxing, Giant’s Game, THE WORKS. Also, boyfriend and I started Bloodline on Netflix the other night. We just finished Episode 2 […]

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{Recipe} Citrus Shrimp Tacos with Peach Jalapeño Salsa

July 9, 2015

The other night, boyfriend and I were watching Chopped. We watch a lot of Chopped. Like we have 10 episodes in (on?) our DVR right now. We’re a little obsessed. If someone would just make a damn mole sauce with the chocolate in the entree round, my life would pretty much be complete. One of the episodes we watched […]

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You’re In. Congratulations?

July 8, 2015

3 posts in 24 hours. I know, I don’t know what the hell is going on either. So I found out this morning I got into the Nike Women’s 1/2 Marathon. I didn’t actually receive the above e-mail until after I checked my bank account, saw a $200 charge, and had a minor panic attack. […]

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{Workout} Kayla Itsines BBG – Week 2

July 7, 2015

I want to start this with a little confession: I thought I was in shape. Seriously though. I work out a lot. I run, I Bar Method, I SoulCycle, I yoga, I bootcamp, I Pilates, I… do a little of everything. I figured I had a decent fitness base. I was kind of into my […]

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4th of July in Tahoe

July 7, 2015

So you guys. How’s the post-July 4th weekend recovery treating you? Too much Sauv B? Chips and Guac? Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies? Yeah, I feel you. Did you hashtag #merica? If so, I’d like a word with you. Or several. With expletives. I HATE THAT PHRASE. Anyway. We headed up to Tahoe for the weekend […]

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{Workout} Kayla Itsines – Week 1

June 29, 2015

Oh hey Monday, you sure showed up quickly. It’s cool though, I don’t mind. Hope your weekend was as relaxing as mine was (no really, I do) and that you’re capable of sleeping in past 8am… unlike myself. But really – I woke up at like 7:45am on Saturday, went off in search of the Philz Coffee […]

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