Last training run 1

Last training run
Before I get to my workout of the day, I need to mention how much I LOVE this place. My friend Alex took me there a few weeks ago and I’ve been back at least 3 times since. In particular, their seared ahi tuna wasabi rice bowl is AMAZING. Behold: It’s like one giant deconstructed ...

Can it be race day already?!

Can it be race day already?!
My enthusiasm/excitement/panic comes in alternating waves, but I feel like my brain can’t take this for much longer. JUST LET ME RUN ALREADY!!!! *whimper* This is what I’m reading out of desperation right now instead of working. Good thing I got my carbo loading on already! Today I felt like being fancy so I brought pate to ...

Day 7

Day 7
of no training. Never thought I’d say this, but I kind of miss running. My knee is feeling mostly better now. Gonna head to spin today and make sure my heart still works and wake those legs up. Hungry Runner Girl says she likes to wait till she recovers from an injury, and then wait ...

An injury, and a milestone

An injury, and a milestone
I’m starting my Thanksgiving break early this year! Drove down to LA last night with Norm. No road trip is complete without a stop at Sonic. I really wanted that all to myself, but Norm made me share :( His parents recently moved to Redondo Beach, so we’re staying at their place for the week. ...

Shower me with pain

Shower me with pain
The forecast for SF this weekend is RAINY :( My Saturday morning long run was slated for 12 miles, but Accuweather told me there is a good chance it will rain through noon. While working from home today, I saw there was a very slim window of opportunity between rain showers, so I decided to ...

It was probably something I ate…

It was probably something I ate...
First day back in spin class after almost a month-long hiatus. Blame it on training/meetings. The research park my office is in offers lunchtime spin classes 3 times a week, so I guess I really don’t have an excuse to not go….(in my defense, Thursday lunch is reserved for running, Friday is usually wfh day, ...

Waking up sore = Good

I love those mornings after a good workout where I try to get out of bed and everything just hurts. Sunday morning it was my calves, and this morning my shoulders/arms were feeling it. Since I’m now in tapering mode, I’ve decided it’s a good time to cram in more cross training :D Aside from ...

SF <-> Sausalito 20-miler 4

SF <-> Sausalito 20-miler
I made it! This will be the longest run per my “training schedule”, and from here till game day I will start slacking tapering :D This morning it was a bit chilly when I headed out so I decided to pair my compression sleeves with some capris. Don’t tell me you’ve never done this before. ...

Training = Excuse to carbo load forever

Training = Excuse to carbo load forever
Mmmm I love carbs! I love most foods, but CARBS!!! Pasta, noodles, rice, bread…I LOVE EM ALL!! It’s just as well because both my grandpa AND my dad are diabetic, so there’s a really good chance I’ll have to cut it out of my diet one day. But until then, CARBS!! (Tonight’s dinner consists of ...

Daylight savings

is a TERRIBLE thing for running! I had to squeeze in a quick 3-mile run before heading to dinner last night. It was only 5pm, but the sun was already setting. It seemed a little dangerous to head out to the salt flats that is my usual training ground at work, so I just ran ...