good morning! it's really starting to be fall around here and i'm trying to embrace the brisk mornings. james loves it, so i'm trying to channel that energy. the off season is in full swing with all kinds of fun stuff like...
dressing up like a cat for a 6k cross country race. it was the last race before the finals (next weekend) so i thought it would be a good workout since i've fallen off the running train...the race was in Cuyamaca, which is basically BFE.
the start (photo courtesy of/property of BSK/Running Center team)
i knew i'd not be super fast after not running, so i decided i'd dress as a cat and at least draw the attention away from how slow i was running. and, it was halloween.
(photo courtesy of/property of BSK/Running Center team). i had a tail too.
as if the cross coutry race wasn't enough to raise my heart rate, in the car ride home from the race, i discovered something NOT-awesome had happened to my engagement ring. wish i had been wearing a heart rate monitor when i looked down and saw this:
the gaping hole is where the big diamond should be. but it wasn't there and and it could have fallen out in a million places. it was someone's lucky day- just not mine!
despite losing the diamond, the off season good times continued. i did what normal people do on saturday and actually met friends for brunch at Claire's on Cedros- it was worth the 30 miunte wait. yum. turns out we all got the memo to dress in head to toe luon (that's lululemon code for fancy spandex) paired with ponytails, large sunglasses, and flip flops (we were directly post-workout afterall).if you saw us standing, it looked like we stepped out of the same rainbow brite lululemon closet. some may think we're too lazy to get dressed for real. i call it north-coastal-san-diego-active-chic.
colleen, me, kirsten
(p.s.- i have not taken off my Run: Spirit tights from lululemon since i got them. they're the same ones rachel just wore when she got 5th place at the Nike women's marathon. don't be scccrrrrrrd of the high waist. they're the best.)
while we waited for our table at brunch, Colleen practiced her aero position at the bike rack
we had a fine time. it's nice when my off-season coincides with my friend's taper and we can do normal people things like spend 2 hours at brunch. speaking of TAPER- i am so excited for Colleen's race next weekend. Both she and Kristin are going to tear it up at Clearwater 70.3 Ironman World Championships. YEAH YEAH!!!!
another off season objective is to actually ride my mountain bike. i had not ridden it since the last race in september, so after work on thursday we headed out for a short local spin on some trails. i wondered if i could hop the curb....
guess not! note so self: work on curb hopping skills...
and here is my shout out super plug for purchasing diamond rings with insurance and lifetime warranties....see what james brought home on thursday:
all's well that ends well!