Jackal! Is it a jackal? 2

As the boyfriend Norm would always say. And I think I actually saw two of these little guys not 5 minutes ago!! Ok so I didn’t see it on my run, but it was right after so it sorta counts. According to Google, this is what they look like: I saw two of them scampering ...

Running on clouds 2

At least, that’s what my new shoes feel like. My old Brook Ravennas have gotten so flat that all the cushioning will take some getting used to. But it felt great, lots of energy dissipation when my foot hits the ground = less jarring elsewhere (sorry if these aren’t proper running terms!). The arch support ...

New shoes!! 1

 New shoes!!
It kinda feels like Christmas today. Took the boyfriend to Fleet Feet for shoe fitting (it’s like a pilgrimage, I swear), and also to find new shoes for myself. Since I started running (ie, last year) I’ve been wearing the Brooks Ravenna2. I LOVE these shoes! Though they started to feel a smidge heavy after a ...

SF <-> Sausalito “18-miler” 1

SF <-> Sausalito
At least, that was the original plan for today. I’ve never run 18 consecutive miles in my life, ever. The thought was a little intimidating, but with game day a mere month away, I have to remind myself that if I can’t do 18 miles by now, I may as well just not do the ...

Making up for lost time 2

Making up for lost time
I was supposed to run yesterday, but ended up having to do other stuff instead. After an entire day filled with meetings, we had a team outing to play bocce (don’t get me started on why this didn’t happen during work hours). I’d never heard of the game before, but when some coworkers told me ...

First logged run!

Marathon training is HARD WORK! Especially when you don’t really know what you’re doing, or whether the training plan you found on about.com will actually work. I cross-referenced several sites though so I hope it’s legit. I didn’t want to run in complete darkness, so I squeezed in a 7 mile run near my office ...