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February 29, 2012

Out with Our All-Stars

{what i wore out after NBA All-Star Jam Session.}

Out with All-Stars Fashion

Top: Express

Skinny Jeans: Forever 21

Necklace: Aldo Accessories

Shoes: Steve Madden via Ross

Clutch: Express

*Post: NBA All-Star Jam Session

February 29, 2012

NBA All-Star Jam Session

Although I was feeling a little under the weather over the weekend, I pushed through it and joined a few friends for NBA All-Star Jam Session at the Orange County Convention Center.

I’ve been to a few All-Star games and events before, but I’d never experienced Jam Session: which is a great experience for any NBA fan.

The games at the Amway Center cost a pretty penny to attend, so it’s nice that there’s an option for the average basketball fan to get to participate in the weekend.  Already being in Orlando, Scott and I took advantage of this, and saw a lot without having to drop a few grand on tickets.

Friday at Jam Session: Hanging with the Players

Scott and I with Dwight and Kobe

Scott and I invited friends, Kari and her boyfriend JT to join us, and they seemed to have fun right off the bat!

Kari and JT at entrance

Scott was the only one who had ever been to Jam Session before, so he took the liberty of showing us around.

We started by looking all of the NBA History exhibits and Scott seemed to fit right in, naturally.

Scott in huddle

I got to see the inspiration for my favorite go-to dunk I performed in almost every dunking dancers show:

The No Look Back: Dee Brown.

No Look Back: Dee Brown

Kari and I both performed with the team and will be happy to take questions on dunking at the end of the post…

Me and Kari NBA Jam Session

in the comments section. :)

We also found some crazy Renaissance basketball gear back from the 1920s.


Too cool.

Oh look what trouble we found over by the Kia booth: It was Coyote from the San Antonio Spurs.

Scott and Coyote


Before long, it was time for the main event at Center Court: The 2012 Sprite Slam Dunk Show Down.  Sitting sideline were the Kicks City Dancers!  I was happy to see some familiar faces from the Knicks vs. Lakers Game we just went to in New York.

And the winner of the Dunk Contest is…

Kenny Dobbs. Even Lebron was impressed by the blindfold!

K-Dobbs and Lebronsource

Great job!

As we were winding down, Scott and I got to pose by the Larry O’Brien trophy…or a version of it at least.

Larry O'Brien trophy

We had a great time and no matter where we end up, we’ll always have a special place for the NBA in our hearts.

NBA Flags

(Ironically, all of our favorites are next to each other.)

That’s how we met, after all.

Friday Night: Out with Our All-Stars

Scott and I continued the weekend celebrating with some of our (former) NBA friends.  Kelly just so happens to be one of my favorites.

Me and Kelly at Kres

Although I was still feeling stuffy, a nice dinner at Kres Chophouse and an opportunity to see these girls made leaving the house worth it.

Me and girls at 23

We spent the remainder of the night having our own little “Jam Session” on the dance floor.  All in all, a great day!

February 28, 2012

13.1 Miles: Training Week 9

Oh boy, where do I begin with Training Week 9?  This training week was a little different than last week’s and the weeks before, since I only got 2 days of running in.

After traveling this month, my training schedule seemed to finally be back on track…until NBA All-Star (and a pretty nasty head cold) came to town.

Speaking of colds, yup…I played with rain fire and got in trouble, again.

Let me explain…

Day 33

Monday: February 20, 2012

Have I mentioned how much I love running around my neighborhood lately?

Running Outside in neighborhood

I absolutely love running outside, when weather permits of course. Monday was an easy 3 miles…done.

Miles: 3

Time: 25:37

Speed: 7 mil/hour

Pace: 8:33 min/mi

Post-Run Meal:

Ham Wrap

Lunch consisted of a new popular wrap of the household: deli ham, a slice of Swiss cheese, fresh spinach & diced up pickles and black olives all on a Carbsmart Whole Wheat Tortilla.

Oh, and there was a fabulous snack of Dannon Light & Fit Vanilla yogurt topped with fresh berries a few minutes after that.

Fruit and Yogurt snack


Day 34

Wednesday: February 22, 2012

Speaking of running outside, what Scott and I thought might be a little “drizzle” turned into a serious torrential downpour on Day 34!  I should have learned my lesson about running in the rain, but I guess I didn’t.  You see, I had just taken Roadie down for a walk – without rain – 5 minutes earlier.  I was determined to get our 4 miles in and just get ‘er done.

Bad idea!

Rainy Day

After mile 1, it really started pouring down and after mile 2.5 I started hearing thunder and seeing lightening.  Once that hit, I ran my little behind home as quickly as possible! 3.83 miles out of 4 was good enough for me, and if nothing else the rainstorm really sped up my pace. ;)

Miles: 3.83

Time: 32:05

Speed: 7.2 mil/hour

Pace: 8:22 min/mi

Post-Run Meal:

After getting upstairs – drenched from head to toe – I hopped in the shower and made the quickest meal possible.

Day 34 Meal

Within 5 minutes I had a meal complete with a Morning Star Veggie Corn Dog, an ear of left over corn on the cob, and a serving of Baby Broccoli Blend from Birdseye Steamfresh.  Steamfresh veggies might be my favorite thing to pop in the microwave these days, especially when I’m wanting something nutritious in a hurry.

Due to the craziness and sickness this weekend, I didn’t get my other two training days in.  As much as the thought of this drove me crazy, I’m starting to realize we’re all human and I’m sure I’m not the only one who had to skip a day or two of training during preparing for a half-marathon.  My most important goal of getting through the 12 miler last weekend is reached, and I’m still confident I can do this!

Week 1 Day 1 Training Shoes

What I’ve learned this week:

  • If you have to miss training day runs, still save your long ones for the weekend.
  • A great way to challenge yourself is to aim for speeding up your pace on low mile days.
  • No matter how much you don’t want to skip a training day, sometimes life gets in the way and it’s inevitable.

Goals for next week:

Learn to be okay with resting.  There’s only a few days standing between me and the Gasparilla Distance Classic, and at this point I’m okay with missing a few training days.

I’m adding a few miles onto Day 37, but other than that my last training week will remain easy.  Almost there!

A combined Training Week 9 & 10 Playlist coming soon… :)

February 27, 2012

NYR Organics Giveaway Winner

My giveaways always seem to circle around crazy times! I’m sorry for not announcing the winner of my NYR Organics Giveaway sooner, but the NBA All-Star Game events and parties that happened last weekend through last night kept us pretty busy.

Without adding any more suspense, I have some great news for one lucky skin care enthusiast/follower.

NYR Frankincense Hydrating Cream

Congratulations #13, Eva!

Giveaway Winner NYR

You’ve won 1 Frankincense Hydrating Cream Moisturizer.

Here’s what she said:

NYR Organics Comment

Great point! I’m excited to hear what you think about Neal’s Yard Remedies: Organics.

Please e-mail me at with your full name and address so I can get the goods to you.

NYR Frankincense Hydrating Cream Pea size

Thank you + much love to all who entered! :)

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