There is only one thing in the entire world that motivated me to get up out of bed at 6 this morning and that was to go make new running friends. Billy and I are staying with one of my friends parents until tomorrow (Billy has been here with them since Friday) when our apartment is ready. They are the absolute best! She invited me to join her and two of her friends for an early morning run and it made me so excited. They did 15 this morning (training for SAN FRAN MARATHON) and I did a total of 8.
It was absolutely gorgeous especially near the reservoir. For a while we were on a trail which was really fun because I am used to two surfaces: treadmill and street.
The temperatures were perfect and we climbed some killer hills (any incline kills me after solely running on the treadmill for the last little while). Running through the little town was also a highlight.
I talked with the cutest girl for most of the time and it is amazing how quickly friendships are formed when running with someone. It is so easy to open up when you are running. Coming back to this adorable face was a nice reward.
This note scared me. You see, I don’t do the whole green monster thing. I am more of a frosted flakes and a glass of orange juice kind of a girl in the morning. Since the person making this smoothie is a 2:38 marathoner… I knew I had to trust him.
It was actually really good and it gave me a huge boost of energy that for some reason frosted flakes doesn’t;) Maybe you guys are onto something with the whole ‘fill your body with lots of healthy foods’ thing. Don’t worry Mom, I haven’t already completely changed, I am eating sour gummy worms as I type this.
After a few hours of doing nothing productive (it is amazing how talented I am at that) I went to go fill out forms at my doctor’s office. Can we just take a second to talk about how I amazed myself by getting there alive, driving in California is a million times different than driving in Utah. On the way home I did take one wrong turm but I am convinced it was meant to happen… a Baja Fresh was just sitting there in front of me ready for me to come eat. Their salsa bar is one of the best creations on earth.
2 tacos, table for one and my iPad to keep me company.
Do you drink green smoothies? What do you put in yours?
Do you have a running group that you run with? How often?
Do you have a lot of trails around you or do you mainly run on roads?
Ever been to Baja Fresh? Do you like fish tacos?