Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Week in Review (September 5 - September 11)

Tuesday (8,856 steps) - Barre with Sasha. 
Wednesday (15,025 steps) - Lakewood Trail Series race 1! We arrived with almost a half hour until the start. This worked out nicely since I still had to change. We picked up our bibs and chatted with all the Belmar/Roost people until it was go time. 

We started at 6, a small loop to spread out the field before we jumped onto the single track. Sadly, the tightness in my legs became pretty unbearable after just over a mile and I ended up walking quite a bit.

Lots of Run/walk until we got to the road, at which time I finally felt better. There was an aid station around mile 2.3, but I didn't stop. I ran up most of the hill behind the visitor center and finally had A in sight! I was feeling good and picked up the pace, passing a few guys who had passed me early on. I caught A with maybe a half mile to go, but she has more kick than I do and beat me by about 30 seconds.

After we finished we talked to "new" friends Chuk and Jane from FRXC. Lisa had brought some wine and La Croix for a little post-race celebrating. Fun night!
Thursday (14,699 steps) - Belmar run club!

Friday (10,117 steps) - Barre with Kelly. Nothing else. 
Saturday (36,383 steps) - Thankfully, Runners Edge was in our next of the woods, we got to "sleep in" until 5:30. A decided to run 8 (and did the last 4 with Kristen, who took her home. Thank you!! I actually did 16, and most of it wasn't too bad!
I took down our aid station and we had lunch. I tried to nap but think I don't think it worked too well. 

Got up around 3 to get ready for our night out! First we went to visit Sully, then on to Carmine's on Penn for Jandy's birthday!! I had never been there and it was a bit extravagant, but the food and company was fantastic.

Sunday (26,009 steps) - A decided to stay home while I went to the second fall marathon training session with RMRR. 
For the first time, I didn't know anyone! It was a pretty small turnout, and I ran the entire 10 by myself. I actually felt pretty good for the first 9, with the exception of my achy ankle. 
I picked up A and we got our grocery shopping out of the way. After breakfast we finished shopping for Heather's wedding and ran some errands. Finally in bed early. 
Monday (20,361 steps) - Mash up of the RMTC, Berkeley Park Running Company and New Terrain Brewery run clubs. We managed to get there in time to hear Sage give an introduction to trail running. I ran mostly by myself because A wanted to stick with Pete since he didn't know the trails.
A and Pete

Oza and Milan

Sully and A
Phil, Jared, Sage and A
We stuck around for a while since I got a beer ticket. Fun to socialize with tons of friends from different running groups!

  • 131,450 steps
  • 37 miles run
  • 2 barre classes

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Week in Review (August 29 - September 4)

Tuesday (8,145 steps) - Nothing?
Wednesday (19,038 steps) - FRXC/New Terrain Brewing mash-up run club with Altra! We were pretty psyched to have Jared AND Sean show up for this run. I actually felt pretty decent, and according to Strava, even set some segment PRs. Crazy.

Thursday (11,629 steps) - Barre.
First day at the new job. Yes, another new job... Then, Belmar run club! I had planned on just walking, but Dulce talked me into running a bit with her.
Friday (9,373 steps) - Fiesta Friday.
Saturday (17,916 steps) - Runners Edge. Talked A into running 6 with me. May have been the best I have felt during a run in ages.

After breakfast/lunch we headed up to the mountains for Nate's birthday party. We ended up eating everything in the universe and didn't leave until after 6.
Sunday (25,528 steps) - Up at 3:45 am to get to Lisa's house by 4:30 so we could start our hike by sunrise. We ended up getting one of the last parking spots in the lot. Thankfully, there were port-o-potties at the trailhead. Kristen and Alison had hiked the day before and said the weather was really warm. I was too hot for my jacket within the first 15 minutes.

All of us had agreed that most of the hike felt "easy" until the last .75 miles or so. Then it was miserable. We are at the summit, hiding behind a wall of rock from the wind before heading down. 

The way down was tricky because it was steep (28% grade according to strava) and lots of loose rocks. The "highlight" was a crotchety old man yelling at Lisa and that body checking me. Even after I yelled at him since he knocked me over, dude kept walking. RUDE. 

We drove into Silverthorne for lunch at the Dam Brewery. SO TASTY!!
On the way home we had to stop at the store because we had guests coming over. Fun night of gossip, food and friends. A even had a friend spend the night!
Monday (steps) - Day of "mostly" nothing. A's friend ended up staying over until about 4, and around 5:30 we went to New Terrain for run club. It was incredibly smoky, but we still got a good loop in. 

We headed out right after running since it was already pretty late.

  • 105,785 steps
  • 17.4 miles run
  • 2 barre and a 14er

Week in Review (September 5 - September 11)

Tuesday  (8,856 steps) - Barre with Sasha.  Wednesday  (15,025 steps) - Lakewood Trail Series race 1! We arrived with almost a half hour ...