Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Once upon a weekend.......

My elation about Spike spilled over into my fun-filled weekend I already had planned.  The good news just made everything so much easier!

Saturday morning started early with my Cinderella Challenge training.  We met, ready to roll at 8:00 a.m.  This week's ride was 35 miles but included a couple of good climbs.  The first was out to Alum Rock Park in San Jose.  The second climb was a road connecting to Mt. Hamilton Road which was a fun descent.  I remember doing the Alum Rock ride with the Fremont Freewheelers last year and it was hard.  I felt much stronger this time doing it.  That made me very happy.  The weather was absolutely perfect for riding!

On the way home from the ride, Sara called me and said she and Sterling were going to Garin with Bella for a hike.  Okay!  I drove home, changed clothes real quick, grabbed Boomer and went over to Garin for a three mile hike.  Unfortunately I forgot my camera.  The cows are back and that's always a happy sight for me.  They are still fuzzy.  It always makes my time out there more enjoyable when I can see the cows happily grazing.

Sunday I took Theresa and Kristi to Pacifica with me to run a PCTR event

Theresa, Me, Kristi
 I only signed up for the 9k this time.  I have done both the 21k and 30k here but being my first event since my surgery, I certainly need to ease my way back into it.  I wasn't sorry at all that I was doing the 9k.  It's a tough course, no matter if you're doing it alone or as a second or third loop in your 21k, 30k, or 50k.  There's *maybe* half a mile of flat in the entire 5.6 miles.  A ton of uphill with just as much fun downhill.  It felt so good to be running like that again. 

The weather God's are being very generous to us this month as the temps were high 50's to low 60's in Pacifica on Sunday morning.  It was just beautiful.  I was happy to be at a PCTR event again.  I miss seeing all those people in that little trail running community.

After a quick lunch and nap that afternoon, Sara and I drove up to UC Davis to see Toby Mac and Brandon Heath perform.  I enjoy these concerts a lot more than Sara does but she goes with me because she doesn't want me to go by myself.  I would have no problem going alone but she insists I shouldn't do that.  I love spending time with her, no matter what we're doing anyway so I'm kind of glad she is so insistent.  Afterwards, she admitted she actually liked Toby Mac and his songs. 

We got home after 11:00 Sunday night so I was too tired to get up Monday morning at 5:15 for the 6:00 spin class.  I know, shame on me.  I had to work all day though and the extra two hours of sleep did me good. 

"MED2011" Accountability:
01/19 - Spin class, 2 mile walk, Body Pump class
01/20 - 1.65 mile walk, "24LIFT" class
01/21 - Spin class, 1.65 mile walk (x2)
01/22 - 35 mile bike ride, 3 mile hike
01/23 - 5.6 mile trail run
01/24 - 1 mile walk, Body Pump class, 1.5 mile walk

Until later.............


Lisa said...

what a great weekend with those events and the concert.

My son told me he wore SHORTS one day during his first week back to school, meanwhile we're still bundled up out in central NM

Marci said...

It looks like those banks are greening up! Makes me want to go for a trip to CA soon!

The Green Girl said...

That first shot looks surreal it's so beautiful and bright!

trailturtle said...

Welcome back to PCTR/trail events! Hope it didn't beat up your foot too badly.
Will miss meeting you on Sat--again! I won my age group in the PCTR "Trail" Pt Series, but it doesn't look like I can make the ceremony on Sun either :(( Have fun on Sat! Ann

Aron said...

what a funnnnnnnn weekend!! Wow it was gorgeous too :)

willgotthardt said...


Excellent to see you out there again at Pacifica, real glad all is going well.

Looked like you were all having a good time.

Heard I'll see you again on Saturday at Brazen Racing Coyote Hills, have a great run.

Cheers, Will G.

Looney said...

That first shot is a great one with all the flowers. Have seen a few, but not like that yet this season.