I went on my first post-marathon run while in California. I said I would take off 1-2 weeks and I made it 9 full days before starting to run again.
I wanted to visit my aunt while I was in Palo Alto and so I decided I would just run there, talk for a while with my aunt and run back to where we were staying.
I didn’t bring my garmin (I like to run without a garmin for a little while after a race so that I make sure I stick to comfortable paces rather than push myself to go faster). I just used my stopwatch and ran for 43 minutes. Feels good to be back.
On this trip to California I really worked on making a lot of new, awesome memories while I was there. When I lived here while I was married I have some pretty awful memories still hanging out in my brain and so it is always really hard for me to go back to the bay area. I figured that I am going to be here A LOT (6 times a year, to bring Brooke back for visitations) and so it is time to let go of all of those old lame memories and work really hard to make the best memories when I am in town.
Added this run to the beginning of my list of new good memories here.
And a few more good new memories from this last weekend:
-Happy Donuts. Yes, Jess is trying to be beamed up into the donut.
-Or maybe she is diving into the donut.
-We attempted to go on a hike but it was closed so instead…
we went home and made pumpkin pancakes and topped them with maple syrup.
-A great new memory—> dancing in the city for a few hours (it has been a long time since I last went dancing and I have missed it) and having a photo shoot on Lombard street.
-Tacos. Not many meals better than a this one.
-And now that I am out of vacation mode, it is time to cut back on the diet cokes again. And maybe wash my hair.
-I saw this and liked it.
Do you ever run by time or is it always by distance?
Favorite food that has pumpkin in it?
Is it fall weather yet where you are at?