Week 6 Recap

Upcoming race–    Surf City 13.1

Focus– don’t freak out

As mentioned I my last post, I’ve been in a wierd funk lately.   I know I’ll bust out of it eventually but for now I am just going to keep on keeping on.  What didn’t help was finding a hair baked into a cookie I was eating on Friday.  Seriously?!  The universe is telling me to eat less cookies.  😃

Monday- 10 miles Stationary-Monday was chaos at work but I headed home and hopped on the bike.   It was harder than usual but I was glad I had done something.

Tuesday-Rest  Cheat pizza for the win.  😀.  I was going to run with a coworker after work but wasn’t complaining when she had to cancel.   My legs, left in particular, were a little achy and there was freaky cold wind in work town.

Wednesday- Rest  I had to stay late  at work for IT upgrades so I didn’t get home until almost 8.  And I was just tired. 😴  

Thursday- 3.85 miles I’m going to do my best to breakup with the treadmill.  I just hurt too much after using one.  So with that in mind I ran my work town route after work.   I was racing the sunset so I knew I was only going to get in 3.5 miles.  Except I was having fun enjoying the scenery so I pushed it a little further.   While I had my blinky lights so cars could see me, I hadn’t brought my flashlight.  The last 3/4 of a mile were super dark and there were very few street lights.  Oops.    But, seriously, how could I not keep running with this view?!  

Friday- Rest. Crazy work day and then packing for Surf City.  Of course I waited until the last minute.    I was pretty sure what I wanted to wear on race morning but had no clue for the rest of the trip.  😂


Saturday- Chaos err.. rest.  Road trip day.    Per usual, my mom was coming with me so we headed out early morning.   We chose the wrong route and got stuck in traffic in LA.   Grrr.  Then the real problems hit.  I had booked a hotel that was on the race course.  I mapquested it and it was only a mile to the start line.  I was planning for a leisurely race morning then leaving my hotel to walk to the start around 7:30.   I don’t know what I mapped out because the hotel was 7 miles from the start… on the wrong side of the road closures.   Cue panic.  Then they lost my reservation.   😮😭.   Parking issues aside, packet pickup was a breeze though.

Sunday- Surf City 13.1 Race recap should be up on Wednesday.

How was your week?

Would you never eat another cookie?

11 Comments on “Week 6 Recap

  1. Oof, sorry to hear that you had a stressful start to the weekend, but I can’t wait to hear how the race went!


  2. Oh man, the pre-race weekend sounds wicked stressful! Especially the hotel part. I hope the race went okay, and like Rae said, I can’t wait to read your recap! I could never give up cookies, even if I found a hair in one. I might be temporarily grossed out, and would maybe avoid that particular origin of cookies for a while, but yeah… I love cookies too much 🙂 I also love the photos of your views from the run! Yeesh, it’s gorgeous out there.


    • Yeah, the distaste for cookies didn’t last very long. I broke into the Girl Scout cookies today. 🙂 So yummy. El Nino hasn’t made the dent they predicted out here but it has made for some pretty awesome scenery!

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  3. Okay, that whole hotel mix up would be just enough to elevate my heart rate tremendously!! Glad that in the end, it worked out – as you got to the race! I’m ready for the recap – you’ve got my interest!


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