A week from today is the Big Sur Half Marathon at Monterey Bay. Sean and I got up this morning, ate some breakfast, and set out for our last long run (6 miles) before the big event.
On the way home, during the final mile, I spotted something on the ground and looked at it in disbelief. Surely, it couldn’t be… ? I picked it up and sure enough, it was. And the real deal, too– not a counterfeit.
I have to say, that was by far my best run yet.
This is what it looked like on the ground when I first spotted it.
And here it is in all its Andrew Jackson twenty-dollar glory.
Sean and I are signed up for the 2015 Big Sur Half Marathon in Monterey Bay. It’s four weeks away, and today’s training plan involved running 9 miles. Some people train for marathons and half marathons because they want to set personal records in their running times. I run because I like to eat. According to my Garmin watch, today’s 9-mile run burned up 946 calories.
We went out to eat afterwards, and I’m pretty sure my meal replaced a huge portion of those calories.
Today I finally sat down with the second sock and carefully followed the fish lips kiss heel instructions that Aunt Georgia emailed me. Shortly after I finished the heel and had worked my way to knitting in the round again, it was time to pack up so that Sean and I could make the drive back down to Ventura. This time I drove, so this is how far I’ve gotten on the sock. Tomorrow morning we are getting up early to run 8 miles for half marathon training, and then I’ll have the rest of the day to continue this sock.
I got home this evening around 6 PM after a long day in the joint and was pleasantly surprised to find that my new coloring book had arrived.
Unfortunately, I was also scheduled to run 60 minutes today for half marathon training. So I went out and did that, and then I came home and stretched, and then I made dinner, ate it, cleaned up, put together my lunch for tomorrow, and now it’s ten minutes to my bedtime.
I think I’ll go color.
Today was a long but productive day. We got up at 6 AM because our half marathon training schedule called for an 8-mile run. After we got home, we had just enough time to take showers and eat breakfast before making the 80-mile drive to the Stub Hub Center in Carson, where we had tickets to see the L.A. Galaxy play the Seattle Sounders at 1 PM. It was a packed game and a lot of fun, but it also meant a lot of time being in the car and waiting in lines. Now we’re back in Ventura and I could easily go to bed, even though it’s only a few minutes past 8.
Hope your weekend was a fun one, too!
I took this photo a few seconds right before L.A. scored their first goal. (Check out that packed stadium!) Go, Galaxy!
The Ventura Half Marathon is a little over six weeks away, and I have to start getting serious about the diet part of my half marathon training. Up until now, I’ve been letting myself eat candy bars and chocolate-covered marshmallow cookies and key lime pie. Two days ago, as I was huffing and puffing my way through mile two of a fifty-minute training run, I told myself that I had to cut sugar out of my diet. And then I told that self that I would, after the last of the key lime pie was gone.
So now the entire pie has been eaten, and there are no more cookies or desserts in the refrigerator. Today I refrained from buying a Snickers Almond candy bar from the vending machine at work (although I caved and bought one yesterday; it was delicious), and I didn’t ask my co-worker if I could have a handful from his Costco-sized bag of fun-size candy bars (from which he’d been supplying me all last week). I’m going to count today as my first day of no sugary junk food and see if I can hold out for at least 30 days.
Goodbye, pie. Sigh.