Category Archives: SPORTS

Let’s Go Ride A Bike: Personal Challenge, Day 21 (10.7.12)

Today didn’t exactly start off the way I had planned.  I woke up, ready to participate in CicLAvia, an event that temporarily moves cars from the streets of Los Angeles.  The streets are open to bikers, pedestrians, roller skaters, skateboarders, and joggers.  I was planning on joining a new group of friends in a bike ride through the streets of

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Archery and Coffee, A Perfect Saturday Combo: Personal Challenge, Day 13 (9.29.12)

Today, I decided to enlist my honorary nephew, Brandon, to help me out with my personal challenge.  On the Discover Los Angeles website under 100 Free things to do in Los Angeles, I found a link to the Pasadena Roving Archers group that offers free archery classes on Saturdays.  The only downside is that you have to get there really

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I Wanna Be a Cowgirl, Baby! Personal Challenge, Day 11 (9.27.12)

Today I decided I wanted to do something that I hadn’t done since I was in high school back in Michigan.  I wanted to go Horseback riding.  I started to think about it last week when I went to the Old Zoo in Griffith Park and saw the pony rides.  So I did my research and found several different places

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Taking a Hike: Personal Challenge, Day 9, (9.25.12)

Thankfully today the weather cooled off a bit.  Unfortunately with the cooler weather comes the winds that always set off my allergies.  I woke up this morning with sinus troubles and by the time I left work, I was doing a pretty good impression of Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer.  But I didn’t care that I felt lousy when I left

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THIS PLACE USED T0 BE A ZOO: PERSONAL CHALLENGE, DAY FOUR, (9.20.12)

Today, I decided I would check out the old Los Angeles Zoo, located in Griffith Park.  My students gave me the idea.  They are loving my new personal challenge to go somewhere new everyday.  It is now a ritual when they walk into class to ask me what about my daily excursion plans.  Some of my students even made lists

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