Hi all! I’ve been on the go since I got out of work on Friday. 🙂 My best friend was in town and we had the BEST time.
Friday – Went to see Temper Trap at the legendary Fillmore. This concert was unbelievable! I was only vaguely familiar with them, but we were blown away. The song I have linked here is one of my go-to tunes during running. When they started playing the song, you know I was totally pumped!
Saturday – Leisurely day 🙂 We went to the Farmer’s Market at Lake Merritt. I’ve been wanting to go for a long time, but by the time I get back from my runs on Saturday, it’s already packed and parking can be annoying. This weekend was the perfect opportunity to go. We saw signs for the Oakland Half! It is making me soo excited. After grabbing a latte and some yummy treats at the farmer’s market (and being asked about my Fordham sweatshirt a couple of times – turns out Fordham is sometimes known haha), we got back to my apt and ready for the afternoon. Took a drive to the Presidio
and then headed over to Sausalito! I’ve ALWAYS wanted to go and this is why –
We had such amazing weather and although the pictures do not do it justice, we had a great view as we got a sandwich, sat and read along the water. The evening consisted of Thai takeout and the Proposal. Perfect.
Sunday – I had 14 miles on the agenda. This will be the longest run to date since CIM by 2 miles. I decided to take the run to the Iron Horse Trail since I was really impressed by it last weekend at the blogger meet-up. I did 7 out and back. I was aiming for HM pace for about 8 of the miles, while 6 being at long run pace – a difference of about 20 sec. Although I accomplished this, my stomach began to flip a *%&# around mile 9-10. It did the cringing/bending more and more forward to stop the pain sorta thing. I *knock on wood* don’t experience much stomach issues, so this was out of the norm. I stopped my watch a couple times during the 10-13 miles when the stomach acted up. As a result, I ended up aiming for the 13.1 (mental accomplishment) and walked the remainder to cool down. Despite stopping the watch a couple times, I am content with the pacing of the run, considering I have been doing my longer runs at over 10 min miles. I am confident in PRing (getting under 2:13) in two weeks. We will see by how much 🙂 Here are the stats:
- 9:36, 9:27, 9:37, 9:47, 9:47, 9:35, 9:37, 9:49, 10:07, 10:31, 10:24, 10:08, 10:12 – Overall – 13.1, 2:09:25 9:54 pace
On another note, I should have taken off work as far back ago as my hand incident. Going into school threw me off because it took me twice as long to do things. And as a result of last week’s stresses, I knew going into school on Friday that I was going to take off Monday. It is really hard sometimes to justify taking off as a teacher, but in this case, it is for the best. I RARELY take off! So yay for a day to myself… the only things on an the agenda are a recovery run and sleeping in!
I can happily say that I am pretty much out of my funk from last week 🙂 I knew this weekend was going to help and just being able to voice this tiny bump in the road allowed me to recognize what was going on and do what I needed to do. What do you do to bring your spirits up and out of a funk?
BIG congrats to those who ran this past weekend at the Shamrock Half Marathon in Sacramento!! I was thinking of ya’ll for sure. Can’t wait to hear about it.
Apologies for the long post! Happy Sunday.