Adios California

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Hello from 30,000 feet up in the air. I splurged on internet to get a bunch of reading and work done, and am currently taking a quick brain break. Yesterday I finished my Mizuno Baton Challenge, and although I loved the experience, I am excited to cut down on mileage. I have NEVER run 85 miles in a week. I didn’t even think it was possible. It’s amazing how long runs just fly by when you’re taking it easy with friends. It’s also crazy how much mileage you can squeeze in when you get creative (two milers during half time of a world cup match and running to the beach and back while Alaina showered at our place post Back on My Feet). For my final run I went from Manhattan Beach to Redondo Beach and ran into Joanna along the path! Joanna taught at KIPP for four years, and is moving to Florida next week. We’ve always bonded over our love of running, and at school are known to be the crazy runners. It was very appropriate to say goodbye on a run. Joanna, what is your secret to those super toned arms!?

lg_369BDB7E-5056-A015-DABC916DEBF9AFBB10298665_10152603748867932_3922848568326888017_nLast night we went to our FAVORITE KIPP event MOKA, the Museum of KIPP Art. Our incredible art teacher, Karen, showcased KAO’s best work at the silent auction. (Karen, I stole some of your pictures) The event was hosted at CityScape with a view of downtown. It was the perfect way to spend my final evening in Los Angeles.

Bert and Ernie

Bert and Ernie




I spent my final morning in LA with a nice run along the beach in Playa with Brianna. Brent and I had lunch together before he took me to the airport. I won’t see him until he comes to NY for the 4th of July 😦 I’m gonna miss the Brentster! OK, I better get back to work . I’m looking forward to updating you on my adventures in New York!

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My hot husband