I feel like I am the only person who didn’t have any amazing running adventures this weekend. My Instagram feed was full of Big Sur triumphs (nice work, Jen) or other goal races  or amazing trail running shots!

For the moment, with the Husband’s Ironman training increasing taking over our weekends, my running will mainly be during the week and I’ll be hanging out with the Dude over the weekend whilst the Husband trains. It’s only for a few more months, but I can’t deny I hankered a little for a weekend adventure. My one weekend run was unremarkable – six miles in the sunshine (and headwind) around my neighborhood. It still felt really good to be running.

So in the absence of any exciting running stuff to tell you, I thought I’d do a ‘Currently’ post in the hope you guys can inspire me with other things to read, see and do!!


  • I’m currently reading The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan, which Jen kindly passed on to me. I rarely read this kind of science-based non-fiction so it’s good, brain-expanding stuff for me. It’s also been utterly eye-opening about the problems of the farming industry and also the reality of that enticing ‘Organic’ label on many foods. My attitude towards food is changing with every page.
  • Before that, I read a wonderful Icelandic novel called ‘Butterflies in November‘ by Audur Ava Olafsdottir, which my most literary friend gave me for my birthday. I loved it.


  • GAME OF THRONES, BABY!!!! Oh my word, I love this programme. I really do. I love Tyrion and Cersei and the dragons.
  • This weekend, we watched The Wolf of Wall Street. It was three hours long but it went really fast! Great entertainment!

Looking forward to…

  • Going back to the UK for a few weeks in June and seeing my family.
  • Going to Canada in July for the Husband’s Ironman!
Can't wait to run here again
Can’t wait to run here again


Listening To…

  • My current favourite running songs are both oldies by Robyn – Dancing on my Own and Indestructible. They are CRACKING running tunes!!! I find it hard to get enthusiastic about music really, which is odd because I spent my childhood playing instruments. Nowadays it’s just in-the-car stuff and suitable for small ears.
  • Talking of small ears, the girls at pre-school finally got to my son and he came home singing ‘Let it go‘. And once that’s in your head, it NEVER. GETS. OUT!


  • Ice-Cream. Every Tuesday, the Dude and I go on an outing. In the morning, we go to a museum and I try to teach him a little about art or whatever we’re seeing. As a reward, we then go for ice-cream – we’re checking out the best independent ice-cream places in the Bay Area. Our current favourite is Smitten in Hayes Valley. It was like eating heaven!
Ice-Cream Tuesday at the Asian Art Museum and Smitten
Ice-Cream Tuesday at Smitten


  • This weekend, I got into Farmville. I have always turned up my nose at Farmville players but oh my word, I got addicted. My ‘Omnivore’s Dilemma’ reading definitely got to me…I’ve been feeling quite guilty about my lack of crop rotation and intensive cow farming! As of this morning though, I am quitting cold turkey!

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Grace says:

    I am a big fan of soups year-round, and am definitely going to try that one. (I’m Singaporean to the core – if it ain’t hot, it ain’t a square meal…)
    it’s of course tough to train for anything with an IM-ing spouse, but that’s why there are two people in a marriage – so you can take turns! I’m sure you’ll get your turn and can be the one waking up at ungodly o’clock and dozing on the couch on weekends.

    1. Cathryn says:

      Yes yes yes! The Husband has been SO good about supporting my running (and racing) that it is definitely my turn to support him! I’m honestly happy to do so despite my moaning 🙂

      Hope you like the soup, I’m such a soup fan.

  2. Cheryl says:

    Ahh you guys were at Smitten! I live across the street from that place! Tuesday is probably a great day to go since on the weekends the line can be insane…

    1. Cathryn says:

      Well now I’m super-jealous, I love Hayes Valley. You must adore living there! We were the first customers when they opened, but it took so long to make the ice-cream that I can imagine the line gets long at weekends! Totally worth the wait though!

  3. Jen says:

    Thanks for the shout-out at the top of the post. 🙂
    I love the fact that you have museum and ice cream Tuesdays with the Dude. The only recommendation I have is one that I’ve already mentioned to you – Boardwalk Empire. Really well-done show, though there’s lots of toplessness (which I guess is the norm for HBO).

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