Archive for January, 2014

We’ll meet near the corner of  Wabash and Prospect in Yorba Linda at 7:00 a.m.  We will have directions for a 6, 8 and a 10 mile run.  For those running the 10 mile version…we will have some water bottles for you along the route.

Directions to Meeting Location:  From Kraemer and Imperial Hwy…head EAST on Imperial.  You will pass Valencia and Rose.  The next street will be Prospect (LA Fitness and Heritage Oaks School on corners).  Left on Prospect heading NORTH.  Right on Wabash and park along Wabash.

Happy Birthday RICH and JULIA!!!  Rich’s birthday is on Saturday and Julia’s is on Sunday.  We hope you both have a wonderful birthday!

Happy Running MARGARET!!!  Margaret will be conquering State #32, where she’ll be running the Rock n’ Roll Full Marathon in New Orleans this weekend.  That should be a fun race with lots to look at!

Happy Running CHRIS, CINDY F, CINDY 50, HELEN H (and brother CHARLES), JOHN, MICHELLE, PATTY, ROBERTO, SU, SUE and TRAVIS!!!   This group will be in Huntington Beach on Super Bowl Sunday to run the Surf City Half Marathon. 

Thanks Rosemarie!  Rosemarie occasionally sends me some of the inspirational posters that I post in the blog…including the one below:


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We’ll meet in the parking lot near Men’s Wearhouse (985 E. Birch in Brea) at 6:00 p.m.  It is located in the Target/24 Hour Fitness Shopping Center.

Alina’s Run (4.4 miles)

Think you won't make a difference

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We’ll meet near the Snail’s Pace store at 6:00 p.m. We gather in front of the In Flower floral shop (1050 E. Imperial Hwy in Brea), which is located between Snail’s Pace and Lascari’s. You have a couple of choices for routes.  Please remember to park in the Lamps Plus parking lot.

Stephanie’s Run (3.9 miles)

Travis’ Hellish Hill Run (5.1 miles)

It’s Girl Scout Cookie Time!!!  Cindy’s kindergartener, Emily, is selling girl scout cookies.  Please let Cindy know if you would like to purchase any boxes.  Her email addres is:   ciflanagan@deloitte.com  Cindy says to please not feel any pressure to buy any…since Emily will hit her sales goal.

Boxes are $4.00 each.  This year, her troop will be selling the following cookies:

-Thanks a Lots – shortbread cookies dipped in fudge

-Lemonades – Shortbread with Tangy Lemon Icing


-Thin Mints  – Chocolate/Mint Cookie

-Peanut Butter Patties  – Crispy Vanilla Cookies – Layered in Peanut Butter and Chocolate Coating

-Caramel DeLites – Vanilla Cookies – drenched in coconut, chocolate and caramel

-Peanut Butter Sandwich – Oatmeal Cookies with Peanut Butter between it

Thank you and again  NO pressure!

Don't avoid the hills

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We’ll meet at Tri-City Park at 7:00 a.m.  We park in the east parking lot near the intersection of Kraemer and Golden Ave. in Placentia.  If you run to the YL Community Center and back…it’s a little over 6 miles.  If you run to the Nixon Library and back…it’s about 8 miles.  If you run past the Equestrian center to the end of the Grandview cul-de-sac and back…that’s about 11 miles.

I won’t be running on Saturday…so look for some of the others in the group.

Missy’s Run (6.25 miles)

Lori’s Run (5 miles)  For a longer run…continue with this route from the community center

Super Bowl Football Pool 50/50 Fundraiser: As many of you already know, Elaine will be running the Leona Divide 50 mile trail race again for the second consecutive year.  She is training with Team in Training, which raises funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  Elaine has put together a football pool as one of her fundraisers.  Each square is $10 and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd quarter winners will receive $100 each.  The 4th quarter winner will receive $200.  The remaining money will be donated to Team in Training.  Elaine will bring the sheet out again on Tuesday night…so bring some $$ if you would like to participate.

Enjoy Your Race MICHELLE!!!  Michelle will be doing the Spartan Race at Vail Lake in Temecula on Saturday.  This is a timed trail race involving many tough obstacles. 

sky above me

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We’ll meet near the Snail’s Pace store at 6:00 p.m. (We gather in front of the In Flower floral shop, which is located between Snail’s Pace and Lascari’s).  Let’s please remember to park in the Lamps Plus parking lot.

Jenna’s Run (4.95 miles)

Happy Belated Birthday PAM L!!!  Pam’s birthday was on Tuesday.  We hope you had a wonderful day!

The sweat the time the devotion

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We will meet in the parking lot of Jr. High Park in Brea at 6:00 p.m. This park is located at 400 N. Brea Blvd.  Please note:  there are 2 parking lots for this park…one on Brea Blvd. and one on Lambert Ave.  We will be parking in the parking lot on Brea Blvd.  The entrance to this parking lot is just north of Lambert Ave…on the east side of Brea Blvd.

Margaret’s run (5 miles)

TinkerBell 1/2 Marathon:  This was a fun race since the course went through CA Adventure and Disneyland, as well as having many charaters along the way to stop and snap a photo with.  There were 14,000 women and 1,000 men running this…so I would call this a “Girl’s” race.  We saw lots and lots of runners wearing tutus and fairy wings.  Even the expo seemed to be geared more towards women with many vendors there selling women’s running clothing, jewelry, shoe charms, etc.  The race start time was 5 am…yes, very early!  So, it was dark out for awhile…but this was nice because so many attractions in the parks were all lit up…like the Mickey ferris wheel, color lights water show, It’s a Small World and Cinderella’s castle.

YAY PAM B!!!  She earned a new 1/2 marathon PR of 2:17:57!!!  THANKS to JOHN for hanging out at Mile 10 for a couple of hours to cheer and to pass out drinks and snacks to our runners. He also took most of these pictures:

TinkerBell 1/2 Photos 2014

If the plan doesn't work

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We are going to meet near the NW corner of Brea Blvd. and Birch St at 7:00 a.m. You can park in the parking structure located on Brea Blvd. behind the movie theaters.  The route can very easily be modified to any distance.  If anybody feels like breakfast after the run…Bruxie and Crepes De Paris both open at 8 a.m.

Bruxie Run (12 miles)



Here are 3 Mileage options:

8 Mile Run – Run to the corner of Golden Ave. and McCormack Lane and return

10 Mile Run – Run a little past Rose Ave and return

12 Mile Run – Run to the Community Center and return

Directions for Bruxie Run:

From the NW corner of Birch…Run EAST on Birch St.

RIGHT on Randolph Ave.

LEFT on Imperial Hwy.

RIGHT on State College Blvd.

Enter Craig Park and run through park to Associated

RIGHT on Associated Rd.

LEFT on Rolling Hills Dr.

Enter Tri-City Park and run through park to Golden Ave.

Run EAST on Golden Ave.

RIGHT on McCormack Lane

LEFT on Bastanchury Rd.

Enter the Yorba Regional Trail (white fence on south side of Bastanchury)

Run to the Community Center and return via the same route

Happy Birthday HELEN H!!!  We haven’t seen you in awhile and hope all is good.  Have a great day!

Happy Running PATTY and TRAVIS!!!  They will be in Phoenix running the Arizona Rock ‘n’ Roll 1/2 Marathon on Sunday.

Happy Running BETHANY, CHRIS, JULIE, LISA SE, MICHELLE and PAM B!!!  This group will be running the 3rd annual TinkerBell 1/2 Marathon on Sunday.  The Disney races are always so much fun to watch…lots of runners wearing Disney costumes!

Run 4 Thomas House 5K and 10K:  This race takes place on March 1, 2014 at Mile Square Regional Park in Fountain Valley. Thomas House is a program that helps families with young children obtain permanant housing and become self-sufficient.  John Strand is the race director for this event and I will be helping as a volunteer.  John  set up a Brea Runners donation page in case anybody would like to help by making a donation to this organization.

Run 4 Thomas House 5K and 10K

Run 4 Thomas House BR Donation Page

A good laugh

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