Tales From the Back of the Pack

Tales From the Back of the Pack

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Worst to First

This past Friday was First Fridays in Long Beach. The First Friday of each month is an opportunity for the locals to check out local businesses by strolling up & down the sidewalks in the uptown neighborhood. The local businesses usually stay open late & put out samples of their wares.

BD and I took the Puff and my nephew to First Fridays to take a look around.
The nephew insisted on photobombing but I was pretty unhappy about the cap he showed up wearing. SF Giants are the mortal enemies of the Dodgers. But, he was respectful & turned his cap around for me so I could get a picture and not have to stare at the SF all night. So, I still have to love him.

We walked around a ton and ate dinner from a few different places: pizza slices, tacos, baked goods, etc.
The Puff was being actively recruited by these Roller Derby Girls! She was a little overwhelmed by the attention:
We all had a lot of fun in the 'hood before BD took the Puff to his house for the weekend.

Saturday:
These pants went from worst to first in the span of about 4 months and 3 seconds! My mom gifted me these yoga pants for Mothers Day this year. I know she thought I would wear them for running, as though all exercise clothes are created equal. But the length of these pants are just uncomfortable and they totally bug me when I'm running.
Since I don't yoga, the pants have sat at the bottom of the drawer for all these months.

Well, I have had the epiphany to fold them up above my knees and Voilà they are now my newest favorite running shorts!!
And once again I didn't wake up with the real runners this Saturday morning so I took my butt to the gym around 1pm and ran 7 miles! I was super proud of SEVEN!! Go Me!!
5+2=7!

And since I was on the treadmill I was also able to pass the time watching my new favorite obsession: ESPN's 30 for 30 series.
Thirty documentary films by 30 different directors all about a (different) specific time in sports history. Even if you don't like sports, there is something for everybody in this series.

Later on Saturday evening we had tickets to the Coliseum for the first USC game of the season. We took the train to the stadium. Yep, there's mass transit in LA, baby!! Sort of. We drove all the way into downtown LA, parked in a public parking lot and then took the train the final 2 miles to the LA Memorial Coliseum.
The Coliseum is enormous! it seats like 90,000 people and it felt like it was pretty close to capacity.
We were with a group of about 14 people so it was a great time. I don't really follow USC or football in general but it was a super fun night & I am always up for new experiences! This one was a good one!
Now off to prepare for a day at the beach tomorrow.

Hope your Labor Day is a great day!!!

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