Tales From the Back of the Pack

Tales From the Back of the Pack

Sunday, October 24, 2010

A Day of Being in the Moment

Yesterday's run was short and sweet (and wet). I drove down to the shore, the scene of last weekend's half marathon, to run in one of my favorite parts of the LBC. For 15 years my office was about 30 feet away from this area and I lived just a couple of blocks away.


Now that I live and work a little further away I don't take the time to drive the few miles down here to run. Last week's Long Beach Half Marathon reminded me that LB is a picturesque city and I'm lucky to be here.


 

A short 3 mile run at a sub 10 minute pace was just enough time to play through my current favorite songs in my play list --Taio Cruz, Eminem HOLLA-- and get my heart rate up for the requisite 30 minutes. My left knee is making it's presence known and I'm debating on whether to rest it for a while (NOT!!) or strap a band around it to make it cooperate (option 2 for $200, Alex).

The rest of the day? Finally carving up that pumpkin with the Puff




and watching the San Francisco vaGiants get a lucky strike three call to weasel their way into the World Series. Let's go RANGERS!!!


 

Great Sunday to everyone and GOOD LUCK to 50 Half Marathons in 50 States running in Alaska and KIMpossible and everyone else racing today. The PR is all you, baby!




8 comments:

  1. Awwww, thanks girl! That was really sweet! =)

    I have yet to run in rain - I bet that would have been refreshing today - ha!

    You know, my brother and sister-in-law are moving out to Huntington Beach next month. When I visit them (not sure when that will be yet), we'll have to meet up! =)

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  3. Haaaaaa, here I was just commenting on how it might be sometime before your next rainy day in SoCal. It goes to show how much I know. I haven't ran in rain either, we get to many thunder storms here in the summer and I don't want to be the guy on the news that got struck by lightning! What a sad sterotype, to be a guy from the south whoes struck by lightning!

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  4. i LOVE THE PUMPKIN CARVING AND THIS GIANTS PICTURE BETTER. lONG BEACH IS SUCH AN AWESOME CITY.

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  5. Hahaha as a Dodger fan, that cartoon is hilarious! What a great run in Long Beach, that kind of weather is my favorite for running. I see you are hoping to run LA, which is great, I am running that marathon too! Best of luck in training.

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for saying hi at the race! So great to meet you!

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  6. Thank you so much for wishing me luck! (Brrr, looks cold there!)

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  7. You're right the shaved head is more aerodynamic, but I may need to invest in a headband b/c of all the sweat that gets in my eyes! ;)

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