"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, Who is in you, Whom you have received from God? ... So use every part of your body to give glory back to God..." 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Monday, August 1, 2011

California Day 3 Monkeys!!

Hanging from ropes !! That's just what monkeys do!


Morning 2- in the hotel. Froze my butt off and sleep escaped me again. I was playing WORD with Friends at 5:20 in the morning. So up and at em. I really thought I was going to be going by myself because all the gals were out drinking the night before but I heard them stirring.
I took off with the plan to meet back at the hotel at 6AM because "Christa" wanted to meet.

As I turned down 2ND street I was shocked at how many others had the same idea. It was a pleasant surprise to see all the little runners doing the Sunrise Run.

Off I went feeling the endorphins taking over. I felt like I was moving fast..lightning fast! I looked down and, Yeah not so fast!  "Head towards the beach", "Look Around" I have to keep telling myself this so I do not end up lost. 
The run was on Ocean blvd. It was saturated with meat heads and muscle men, runners, walkers, bums with laptops, dogs pooping everywhere as well as yoga classes and personal trainers. I could hardly pay attention to my speed or time especially with everyone everywhere so unique and individual

I met "Christa" actually in route and she was shadowed by "Patty" another one of our Glitz staff.
Together we ran slow but steady. "Patty" was out drinking the night before and did good till about mile 2 and she had to bow out. She had already hit both the bathrooms and was not wanting to go for a third.
Even Christa was having a hard time, she was detouring me to Starbucks to meet the rest of the girls from our work. Christa had purchased these really "Cute" pair of PUMAS the day before with 5 of the girls on sale at Nordstroms.The sign said "Running" and she decided they would be good for the day...They were good for about 30 minutes then nothing was good. 
I finished a very dysfunctional run at about 5 and a half miles. Between bathroom stops, picture taking, meeting people and loosing people it was time to throw in the towel and enjoy a cup of coffee!

Gina, Amanda, and Me at Starbucks. This was actually my second time BEFORE class!
  • Class from 10-4:30; great class, great instructor but I started to get a little sleepy about 20 minutes into it so to keep myself paying attention I counted how many times he said "SOOOOO.."  (Over 100 times) 
Venice beach!!
 Bike ride to Venice...SOO much fun!! Not at all what I had visioned. It smelled like a Marijuana Festival with a sign posting "Freakshows Here" as well as freak shows EVERY where. And for once the freakshows were not me! It was like a bunch of carnies pitched tents selling everything from incense and artwork to 5$ tee-shirts and Botox. There was one building that was selling 3 specialty items...Botox, Teeth Bleaching and Medical Marijuana!! Hopefully the workers were not purchasing their own products while on the job!  
Then we went to Muscle Beach which really was nothing but a bunch or "Arnold Schwarzenegger" look a likes. Riding our bikes we stopped off  to play and I got to bea monkey back at Santa Monica Pier!

Hope you enjoyed the highlights in picture form!



  1. You showed them all how it is done with the rope swing!!!! Good girl! Looks like your having fun! Hope all is well! Safe travels!
    Love ya,

  2. So funny Leeanne. We all have to get older but who says we have to quit having fun in the process..Couldn't you see Bob doing that back in the day!! I would pay his ticket out there!!