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#WorkoutWedneday: Calling all Super Heroes!

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Calling all Super Heroes! The Jr Hero Run is coming in San Diego!

 The Jr Hero Run is a 3k run/walk uniquely designed as an affordable interactive adventure for families with children. I've taken my kids on my walks - they on their scooters and I shuffling along next to them. I'm trying to get them used to what 3 kilometers feels like to get them ready for this walk/run. Hopefully, I'll get them off their scooters and on their feet along next to me soon.

All participants are encouraged to dress up in superhero costumes and courageously take on villains with water guns to accomplish a mission. How fun, right?
A portion of the proceeds from the Jr Hero Run are donated to the Make-A-Wish foundation to make wishes come true!
This event has become so popular in just two years that the Jr Hero Run expanded to four locations across Southern California and even Nevada. And yes, it's on it's way to San Diego for 2016!
My family and I are super excited to put on our super he…

Hop on the Bunny Train

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Hop on board! 
We had a great time visiting with the Easter Bunny at the Orange Empire Railway Museum today! You can still hop on the Bunny Train tomorrow, March 13th from 11AM to 4PM.



Kids of all ages will experience the magic of trains and the Easter Bunny at this incredibly popular annual event. The Easter Bunny will hop through the train, greet each child with a special treat and pose for a photo.




Children can then decorate Easter baskets and follow a treasure map to find Easter eggs and other goodies.


The fun continues with bunny hop potato sack and egg races, a bounce house, and other activities.


Your family can ride trolleys throughout the day as well!

Ticket prices: Ages 2-11 $8; ages 12 and up $12.

Buy Tickets at www.OERM.org

Call 951-943-3020 or email info@oerm.org

Disclaimer: My family and I received complimentary entry to the Orange Empire Railroad Museum in exchange for this blog post and social media shares. All opinions are mine. 

Feed Your Senses with Bite San Diego

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Have you ever been on a food tour? I just had my first food tour experience with Bite San Diego and it's not only an experience for your sense of taste, it's a treat for all your senses! Bite San Diego features the best walking tours in San Diego, which help locals and visitors alike explore the growing food scene of America’s Finest City via guided food walking tours. Bite San Diego offers tours in Encinitas, Little Italy, La Jolla, Coronado, and Liberty Station.

Hubby and I decided to do the Pacific Beach tour since we don't get to explore that part of San Diego too often. 

We met our tour guide and the rest of our tour group at our first stop:  Cass Street Bar and Grill

Our tour started with a sesame chicken salad which was a nice start to the many bites we were going to have along the way! The grilled chicken, lettuce, cucumbers, tomato, bean sprouts, and the savory dressing was delicious!


2nd stop: Twisted Manzanita Ales & Spirits Tasting Room

We had two tasters h…

#WorkoutWednesday: Cupcake Marathon January

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My first Cupcake 26.2 Virtual Marathon for 2016 is done and I reached my goal! 
Going from zero miles in December 2015 to 40 miles in January 2016 makes me feel awesome! 
How did I complete my miles?
I told myself I couldn't watch my Filipino Channel soap operas unless I was on my elliptical...
I found my "alone time" walking around beautiful San Diego was a great stress relief and recharger...




I tried to incorporate my miles while spending quality time with family and friends...

I'm looking forward to LA Cookie Con next week where I will enjoy my celebratory cupcake! 
I hope you'll join me for February's Cupcake 26.2 Virtual Marathon! Run, walk, skip, swim...whatever will get you to your 26.2 miles! At the end of the month, enjoy a cupcake of your choice to celebrate!

Rock On at Rockin' Jump in San Diego

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Did you know that 10 minutes on a trampoline is equivalent to 30 minutes on the treadmill? Awesome, right? When I took my boys to Rockin' Jump trampoline park, I knew I'd be able to get a workout in also!


Rockin' Jump San Diego is just a few minutes from our home. If you want to exercise, but also like to have fun, this is the place to do so! Instead of stairclimbers and weight machines, Rockin' Jump creates a spot where you can exercise with your family by...
soaring in open jump arenas...

dive into pools of soft foam cubes...

play dodgeball...

and play trampoline basketball!
I had too much fun with the jousting. My boys kept challenging me but I was always the winner! Here's the video taken by my boys - sorry for the shakiness =/

I was impressed with the staff at Rockin' Jump. There was a staff member at each of the sections of the trampoline park, not only ensuring everyone's safety, but also playfully interacting with the guests to maximize the fun. 
My …

Find Love "Outside Mullingar" with SD Rep

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The month of February is a special time each year. Not only because of Valentines' Day and the long Presidents Day Weekend, but also because my mom and I share our birthdays this month. 
This year for mom's birthday, we had a mommy and daughter date at the San Diego REPertory Theatre to enjoy John Patrick Shanley’s new romantic comedy “Outside Mullingar”.


The characters Anthony and Rosemary are over-the-hill 40-something locals living in a tiny village in rural Ireland. They haven’t got a clue when it comes to love. Hope and togetherness are severely challenged, but the yearning for love of two eccentric souls is so great that they fight their way above the blaze toward happiness. You might have to fight back a few tears and the obligatory "awwwww...." might escape from your lips during the more touching parts of the play. This story is perfect for this Valentines season.



The show’s run begins Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 and runs through Valentine’s Day on Feb. 14, 2016…