After the Napa Valley Marathon, my body felt pretty beaten up. I wanted to ease back into running.
On Tuesday, I took a long walk with Vanna:
^This is an old picture of her. The fur these days is not quite as long (I try to trim it and keep it shorter).
On Wednesday, I went on a hike with my friend, Amy (who PR’d in NVM). We went to Fremont Older, since we planned on hiking instead of trail running:
We certainly wouldn’t have been able to run up a hill like this:
It was really nice to see how green and beautiful Fremont Older was (it’s actually in Saratoga… kind of like my back yard, haha):
^The California poppy flowers were so pretty!
Anyways, we did 8+ miles and then ate yummy Thai food after!
Dude. I am really trying to enjoy this time of having great rest and a lot of time on my hands. I definitely need to try to be productive, but also appreciate the time I have been given.
One thing I am getting used to during this Lenten season is getting up early for the morning prayer meetings at church or running with my run group, the RunningAddicts!
[photo creds: Linh]
As the moon set, the sun rose:
7 miles done by 7:30am! How awesome is that?
For everyone else, hope to see you there! Use the code ‘SJRAMB15291’ to save 25% on your online registration! I’ll be at the San Francisco Bay Area SJR Half on June 21!
How long do you wait after a race before you get back into running?
Have you ever done a triathlon? Do you have any desire to TRI one?