Thank you all for your lovely comments on my last post about my thoughts on the forthcoming San Francisco 2nd Half Marathon.It struck me that you all have so much more confidence in my running abilities than I do – I really have some work to do on that front.
Anyway. This weekend was a biggie for many reasons.
Firstly, our friends Andy and Rachel arrived from the UK for a week. This is particularly exciting because you may remember, on a snowy January day in Yorkshire, I easily talked Andy into coming to California to run the San Francisco Half Marathon. Runner guests are particularly welcome at my house!! We currently have three future half-marathoners in our house, plus one brave Cheerleader.
(Talking of Runner Guests…the lovely Bean is coming to stay in September to run Half Moon Bay with me. Excited already!)
Secondly, it was exciting because I did my final long run. 6am Sunday morning. 12 miles through empty streets! I loved not having to stop for red lights or cars crossing the roads, I could pretty much just run. I’m glad that final long run is out the way…my legs are ready to taper, race and then have some time off! It went pretty well all in all. 12 miles in 1.47 at 8.57 pace.
And then weekends are just lovely anyway. A few snippets of what happened.
1) New running shoes. The Husband’s toes were poking out of his old running shoes, so we went to RoadRunner Sports, gave him the full Shoe Dog treatment (the name of their shoe-fitting service) and he came away with some Asics. We also picked up a rolling thing for our muscles. I like it much more than the foam roller.
2) New Sofa! Our old sofa was basically a torture device from Game of Thrones (don’t tell me, we’re watching the series finale tonight) so we finally ditched it and got a new one. Can’t tell you how happy that made me. You can now come over to ours anytime and sit in comfort! We are not ashamed of our sofa any more.
2) Hiking. We took our guests to Wunderlich Park for a lovely hike through the redwoods. Bliss.
It’s Race Week, people!!