Saturday, January 31, 2009

go with it.


thursday afternoon, i had to pick up my car from the shop ($4500 of undercarriage damage b/c i ran over a curb i didn't see. which is also why i went to get some new glasses...anyway. thank you, car insurance.) that kind of messed my schedule, but no big deal because it is a recovery week for me and i've just been cruising though workout-wise. as usual, life turns up the volume during rest weeks and i felt way more time-pressed than usual. probably becuase i try to do a lot of things i let go when i'm having bigger training weeks. anyway, after i got my car, i realized i could squeeze in a quick and easy run. but also that i had only heels for shoes and that wouldn't work (unless i wanted to practice racing for that dollar in my night job). just kidding. and i had no "running" clothes.

so i ran barefoot on the beach. in non-technical, yet still appropriate (cotton! gasp!) clothes for doing soo... and i got to see this sunset.


sometimes the best things in life aren't planned.


also, james has been a gem and posted a chicken veggie tortilla soup recipe i made over on Vo2maxxed (our healthy food blog that sometimes gathers a little dust). this was a big deal b/c i've made it many times and there is always something missing. we found that something this time: enchilada sauce in the broth.

hope you're all having a great weekend! i'm off to ride today along the coast and tomorrow is my first race of 2009- Xterra Mission Gorge 15k trail race....











9 comments:

kerrie said...

watch out for those curbs!!!
how did the race go?

Jaakko Hiekkaranta said...

have a great season opener!

GZ said...

Nice ... way to turn into the skid life gives you ... live it.

And happy birthday.

Matt said...

Good luck at the gorge. At least this year won't be a mudslide!

Happy B-day? (if GZ says so it must be true) Have a good one!

D said...

Have a great run tomorrow!

MJ said...

Happy running tomorrow. Good luck!

triguyjt said...

our curbs, this time of the year are white....all white....
all snow baby...sorry you dinged the car

Sherry said...

That soup looks yummy! Hope you rocked the trail race today! :o)

Sarah said...

Oooooh I need to get over to your recipe blog and get some inspiration. And I need to post some of my recipes on my blog, too!

GORGEOUS sunset pics, too. :)