I don’t know about you, but Holiday Weekends really throw me off-balance! I’m never entirely sure what day it is for the rest of the week!! I do know that this week is special because it’s the Dude’s last EVER week at pre-school – how on earth did that happen? I’ll think about that on Friday, I’m not ready for that quite yet!!
I do have some bits and bobs to tell you.
French running girls are great
Running The World makes me both happy and frustrated. No matter how much I love doing these posts (and I do, I LOVE working on them), I basically spend the entire week desperate to book a plane ticket to the latest place I’ve featured…New Zealand and South Africa were calling my name particularly badly. However, one of the best things is getting to know the amazing ladies that I’ve interviewed so far. They are all so bright and clever and ballsy and fabulous. (Wait till you meet tomorrow’s amazing interviewees, I am so excited about it).
I explained last Wednesday how I met Marjolaine, my French interviewee and how she’d become a great online running buddy. Well, on Saturday I got to meet her in real life, as she and her husband left SoCal and came up to the Bay Area to hike. They very kindly diverted to Berkeley, where we met up in a park and we got on like a house on fire, she’s just ace!! It’s always kind of weird, meeting someone you know online, but very quickly it stopped being weird and was just great! She brought a giant bag of madeleines for
me the Dude, which basically won his heart.
We made Marjolaine’s ever-so-patient husband take at least 5 photos of us and this was the only one we were both happy with. You can only imagine how excellent the other ones were.
It’s Relay Year
I’ve been dying to do a relay for a few years now. I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea (I don’t know if it will be mine) but I’m dying to do one. And somehow I’m now doing two – the Wild West Relay in Colorado in August and BOOMSHAKALAKA, Ragnar Napa Valley in September with some awesome local runners…Jen, BT, Amanda, her husband, Sonia, Brianna, Jennifer, Jess and my very own IronHusband! There’s still space on the team if you fancy it 🙂 We start in SF and end in Wine Country. Explain to me how that won’t be great!!
I did some running
Nothing overly exciting…12 miles on Friday and 6 miles this morning. Nothing to get you all excited but some solid miles. I’ve run 98 miles of my 120 mile May goal and am confident of hitting the target, unless there’s a disaster!
I nearly bought a Garmin 10…
…but the Husband insists I get a new battery for his 10-year-old Timex thing first to see if that does the trick. He’s so sensible.
We made the most of the holiday weekend!
Cue the slide show.
(I got a book here that I’ve been hunting down for ten years!)
And that’s it, folks.