Category Archives: Active Life

An Afternoon at the Park

Jack London State Park to be exact.

Oh and before we go any further, these photos were all iPhoners, so please excuse the meh quality.

My day included a trip to the doctor’s office, aka my second home, for a weekly check-up. The baby is doing great, and we are just playing the waiting game at this point! I think I am 39 weeks? Its getting hard to remember!

After the visit I was in the mood for some outdoor scenery. I took our handy state park pass along and made the drive into Glen Ellen, about 20 minutes from the center of Sonoma. Glen Ellen is like the even quainter small town answer to Sonoma. I love visiting there. Great wineries (Benziger!), one of my favorite restaurants in the area (Glen Ellen Star, an oasis), and its all surrounded by parks and nature.

So here we are at Jack London State Park.


Part of the fun of visiting here is seeing where Jack London lived, worked, and spent his life.


The entrance of the trails.

I really love this park. It has miles and miles (I think about 20) of hiking trails. You can’t bring dogs, but horses are welcome. So watch out for horse poo.

I’m really looking forward to visiting here for some trail runs post-baby.



Today I made it for about an hour’s hike. I would have liked to have gone longer, but lunch was calling my name.

The rest of my day includes cleaning and CHILLING OUT. I think I may even watch a movie DURING THE DAY, that’s how crazy its going to get.


Pure Barre Sonoma

I am just way too excited about Pure Barre Sonoma. Pure Barre is ballet + cardio and makes your legs shake and your abs tight and omg yes like I said just too excited. Pure Barre Sonoma is expecting to open in late fall (November?) next to the Whole Foods off Napa Street. I’m already planning my post-baby workout routine, with a pit stop for coconut water at Whole Foods afterwards.


I’m wide awake (thank you pregnancy hormones) and just about to do a Booty Barre class online to prep.

Locals, look out. I’m pretty sure this will rock our worlds.

Oh and here’s the Pure Barre website. And no I’m not getting paid or anything (not that I am above that ahem) I just like these workouts and hope that you’ll check out our local studio when it opens!

UPDATE: Are you in Sonoma? Take your picture underneath the Pure Barre Sonoma sign and post it to their Facebook page for a chance to win a free month of classes! I know I’ll be cheesing it up there shortly.