A GOOD CATCH

There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart...pursue those.

Had my first run with A Snails Pace running club tonight. I ran 4 miles in 40:30. Almost killed myself in the beginning trying to keep with an older, shorter lady that wanted to chat about races. I was so happy she found a bathroom so I could slow down a bit.

Not too shabby. Maybe they will help me accomplish that sub 2 hour Half that I dream about in my sleep.

"The obsession with running is really an obsession with the potential for more and more life."
-George Sheehan

Half marathon training commenced yesterday, and while it can be a chore when I am forced to get my miles and speedy runs in, it is truly a gift to be able to do so and I savor the happiness and beautiful places with extraordinary sunsets where I call my running trails home.

"The obsession with running is really an obsession with the potential for more and more life."
-George Sheehan

Half marathon training commenced yesterday, and while it can be a chore when I am forced to get my miles and speedy runs in, it is truly a gift to be able to do so and I savor the happiness and beautiful places with extraordinary sunsets where I call my running trails home.

Can you see how excited my running buddy is to help me train for my next half marathon?!? #SantaClaritaHalf #running #trailrun #doworkson

Can you see how excited my running buddy is to help me train for my next half marathon?!? #SantaClaritaHalf #running #trailrun #doworkson

I haven’t been to the beach and day in the sand since last year. This is just what I needed.

I haven’t been to the beach and day in the sand since last year. This is just what I needed.

Biked all by my lonesome today and was sad that I don’t bike with the guys anymore, so it was a VERY short ride. I miss my riding buddies. I signed up for a women’s riding group on meetup but nobody went on today’s short ride.

I miss the company and fun of Mr. Selfish. The dinners, beach days…biking…running buddy. I don’t miss *him* per se or the awkwardness, I just miss having a guy to hang out with and ride with. I’m not a home body or an introvert, so being home alone or out alone is a real struggle.

I feel like I’m losing some high school popularity contest. I envy those that get invited out a lot, get lots of texts and snapchats. 

I’m going on a test run with a running club from A Snails Pace running store next week to see if I want to pay to join. They meet up on a night I never get schedule to work. Hope I can keep up with them!

Biked all by my lonesome today and was sad that I don’t bike with the guys anymore, so it was a VERY short ride. I miss my riding buddies. I signed up for a women’s riding group on meetup but nobody went on today’s short ride.

I miss the company and fun of Mr. Selfish. The dinners, beach days…biking…running buddy. I don’t miss *him* per se or the awkwardness, I just miss having a guy to hang out with and ride with. I’m not a home body or an introvert, so being home alone or out alone is a real struggle.

I feel like I’m losing some high school popularity contest. I envy those that get invited out a lot, get lots of texts and snapchats.

I’m going on a test run with a running club from A Snails Pace running store next week to see if I want to pay to join. They meet up on a night I never get schedule to work. Hope I can keep up with them!

I have two jobs and am sooooo exhausted, blah blah blah.
I can’t even run with this knot in my hamstring throbbing, blah blah blah.
OH LOOKIE…a half marathon near my parents home for just $60! Uh, I’ll find time somewhere in the day to run, just less during the week. Maybe I’ll PR again!!
I’m a sucka for cheap races. Every. Single. Time.

I have two jobs and am sooooo exhausted, blah blah blah.

I can’t even run with this knot in my hamstring throbbing, blah blah blah.

OH LOOKIE…a half marathon near my parents home for just $60! Uh, I’ll find time somewhere in the day to run, just less during the week. Maybe I’ll PR again!!

I’m a sucka for cheap races. Every. Single. Time.

Life has been very busy and two jobs makes me too tired to drag myself to the gym. However, I caught up on sleep and decided that since the knot in my hamstring made it too painful to run and annoying to bike, I would try a leg workout.

It was a total weenie of a workout by my standards (even though I haven’t used weights in months), but here’s what happened:

-2 sets 10 reps dead lifts with 20# + barbell (good god the barbell is heavy)
-3 sets 12 reps leg press with 70#
-3 sets 14 reps hamstring curl on a standing machine
-20 lunges and I knew by now I was going to pay for this workout later
-3 sets 12 reps of squats with 20# on the Smith Machine so I could focus on squeezing the glutes.

Results: today was a total CHORE getting down 1 flight of stairs to my garage to go to work.

Weenie workout accomplished and foam rolled the hell out of that knot so I can do cardio today.

I woke up with a perfect hair style for work #avantgarde #bedhead

I woke up with a perfect hair style for work #avantgarde #bedhead

I have an alarm clock every two hours at Grandma’s in the form of two wet noses in my face that want to play all night, and sleep all day.

I have an alarm clock every two hours at Grandma’s in the form of two wet noses in my face that want to play all night, and sleep all day.

Conversations with Faustino on our 7:30 a.m. ride…
Me: I’m tired and it’s so early. I didn’t get off work until 10:30 last night. Let’s just get coffee and brownies instead.
F:  Get on the bike. It will wake you up. How far do you want to ride?
Me: uh…no more than an easy 20. I haven’t ridden in two weeks and I’m tired.
F:  Dude, we are going at least 25, and you never ride easy. You are a ball buster and it’s always a competitive ride with you.
5 minutes later……..
F:  See what I mean. You are on the big cookie [plate] and we are just warming up. He always starts on the small plate with an 85 ish cadence.
Me: Don’t be a pussy. I’m in the easy gear on the big plate doing an easy spin.
1 hour later…..
Me: Come here and take a picture with me. Let’s do a selfie!
F:  No, I don’t do selfies.
Me:  You do if I tell you to! Get over here. And I got my way as usual.
Me: Dude, your tongue is LOOONG. (I’ll spare you the vulgar return comment that I walked into.)
21 miles in the bag. Workin’ tonight then a straight 4 hour drive to Arizona for a couple days to see my Grandma.

Conversations with Faustino on our 7:30 a.m. ride…

Me: I’m tired and it’s so early. I didn’t get off work until 10:30 last night. Let’s just get coffee and brownies instead.

F:  Get on the bike. It will wake you up. How far do you want to ride?

Me: uh…no more than an easy 20. I haven’t ridden in two weeks and I’m tired.

F:  Dude, we are going at least 25, and you never ride easy. You are a ball buster and it’s always a competitive ride with you.

5 minutes later……..

F:  See what I mean. You are on the big cookie [plate] and we are just warming up. He always starts on the small plate with an 85 ish cadence.

Me: Don’t be a pussy. I’m in the easy gear on the big plate doing an easy spin.

1 hour later…..

Me: Come here and take a picture with me. Let’s do a selfie!

F:  No, I don’t do selfies.

Me:  You do if I tell you to! Get over here. And I got my way as usual.

Me: Dude, your tongue is LOOONG. (I’ll spare you the vulgar return comment that I walked into.)

21 miles in the bag. Workin’ tonight then a straight 4 hour drive to Arizona for a couple days to see my Grandma.