The 3rd Place Curse Has Lifted Part 2

Alrighty. Before I get to Part Deux, I want to tell you about last Saturday night. The young adult were celebrating two birthdays, and we went to Hot Pot City in Milpitas.

Our entire table was actually eating hot pot for the first time! It was pretty good, and I ate way too much.

For some reason, MEAT makes me so very very full… enough to render me completely useless in an all-you-can-eat meat sorta place. If it was more about veggies and carbs, I could make a much bigger dent. Anyways, I ate a lot of chicken, pork, beef, and then when I was stuffed, I got myself some dessert:

That’s right. Shaved ice after a meaty, fatty meal is SO GOOD! I added about a cup of sweet beans into each one, different jellies, different fruits, and then topped them with a heavy serving of condensed milk.

Yeah… let me just say that having all that meat and all those beans the night before a race was STUPIDO. Whoops.

Anyways, some pictures were taken after dinner. They were all so full that they were all getting a little annoyed at my desire to take a bunch of pictures. This one is with three sets of brother-sister duos (Arthur & Evelyn, me & Michael, Zach & Jenn).

Actually, we have two sets of twins in our group! (Evelyn & Arthur, Tammy & Amy).

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Okay. So now to this morning. The Miles for Migraine race in Mountain View was the inaugural event and it was to raise awareness of migraines. Actually, I know some people who suffer from chronic migraines, so it was pretty interesting to hear what they had to say.

The race started from Shoreline Park and made some loops around and finished at the same area. Unfortunately, the ranger changed the course last minute and it ended up being about 5.5 miles instead of a full 6.2 miles.

Here is my time (7:43 pace):

Since it was so much shorter, I decided to go out and run a bit more. I took my camera with me so you can see the course:

Yeah. A lot of sun. So here is my time for the total for the day:

Glad I got in seven miles. By the time I got back, they had all the results up and were ready to give out the prizes. I was overjoyed to see that I place top three!

For being second place, I got a bottle of wine, a gift card for Sports Basement (25 buckaroos!), and a free entry to some kind of SF Scavenger race thing. Here is Jennifer, the girl who was my “rabbit” (she kept a great solid pace and I was just chasing her the whole time. Thanks, Jennifer!):

And lesson learned. Do not eat a buffet-style dinner the night before a race. It will make your race morning pretty darned uncomfortable.

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HEY! I just registered for the BIG SUR MARATHON in April 2013. I have heard from so many people at the races that it is beautiful  and that I definitely should run it.

It was pretty darn pricey, but it’s going to be one of those lifetime experience sorta things. 😀 I can’t wait for April of next year!!!

Sign up with me, yeah? You had better hurry because last year, they sold out in less than one month.

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What is the plan for tonight? I will be going back to church to watch the boys play some basketball and then having a sushi dinner with the church people.

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