Prior to leaving for the game, Boomer and I went out for a little trail run. So many times I have entered Garin/Dry Creek this way and never noticed THIS tree. My daughter had called, I was standing there talking on the phone and looked up. Wow, what a gorgeous tree!
Pretty soon - FREE FOOD!
I worked hard at finding a riding partner for Saturday morning. I probably asked six people and they all had other plans. I had absolutely NO motivation to get on my bike that morning. I wasted time, sitting around looking at the computer. I finally got dressed and checked the air in my tires. I finally filled up my water bottles, grabbed some fuel and put my bike in the car. I had no idea where I was going. I just didn't want to ride out from my house and end up doing a boring loop around Fremont. I didn't want to ride through Niles Canyon alone so I drove to the Sunol train station. After I parked and got out, it was windy and cold. I had the clothes for it but oh boy, how I wanted to just get back in the car. I got on my bike and rode away from the parking lot. All I could do was 45 minutes. Whoopie! I think I drove longer than that. A complete waste. I just wasn't into it (alone).
Sunday was a whole different story. I ran around Lake Chabot with Theresa. I have not seen her since March or April so it was GREAT to see her and get a fun 8.5 mile run in.
I loved every minute of it. It is beautiful there, still lots of green.
Check out who we ran across: The punk rock runner himself!!!
After we finished running, we went into the cafe' at the marina so we could get Boomer his much deserved hamburger patty. I'm pretty sure he knows this is the place he gets these because he never falls behind in the final couple of miles, like he usually does.
Theresa and I (mostly "I") had a plate of french fries. Yummy!
As cute as Boomer looked, we didn't share with him (well, maybe a few)
I have received my surgery date for my bunionectomy. October 1st. Six weeks from Friday. In case you're wondering, this is what will be removed.
I had an upset stomach this morning and I was overwhelmed with anxiety. So much so that I have given myself a cold sore. And a pimple has found its way to my forehead! I am feeling better this afternoon though, after going to a Pilates class earlier. I'm trying hard to derail negative thoughts and think of the positive outcome of the surgery. Now there are two runs I want to do in September. One is a half marathon (Mt. Diablo), one is a 15-miler (Angel Island). Both trails, of course. I will probably enjoy these runs more than any I have ever run before. Don't you think?
08/12 - 3.5 mile trail run, 2 mile walk
08/13 - Yoga
08/14 - 45 minute bike ride, 1.5 mile walk
08/15 - 8.5 mile trail run
08/16 - 2 mile walk, Yoga