Let’s Put This Week to Bed. In (Mostly) Pictures

I have rehashed this week to death. You’ve read about my accident, my feelings about my accident, and my completion of the Move Nourish Believe Challenge in spite of the accident. I am tired of talking about it myself. So, I won’t. Except that a decent size insurance check should be arriving today so let the car shopping will begin.

We deserved a good weekend and the good karma gods delivered. If you follow me on Instagram you have a good idea what we’ve been up to (and if not, why not?). In any case, here are some pictures from the last week.

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Goodbye Running Girl

 

Egg Tofu

My new discover thanks to Cadry’s Kitchen. I can’t believe how easy it is too make “tofu eggs!”

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Mmmm, vegan pizza

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On the trails with Penny on Saturday before leaving for the beach.

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The view from our hotel room in Encinitas

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Enjoying a little sea breeze, watching kids playing in the ocean, adults playing beach volleyball. Life in So Cal in February!

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Sunset

One of the most amazing sunsets I’ve ever seen. Also from the hotel room.

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This was about 5 minutes after the sun had set. Still amazing.

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Dinner at Native Foods. Two weeks in a row!

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Soul Bowl

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Bad pic, good food. Oklahoma Bacon Cheeseburger.

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A foggy morning on Sunday.

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At about mile 9 of 10.

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Samuel

Finally, the reason for our trip to San Diego! 15 months old!

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We got to meet Chloe.

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Lunch at PF Changs. These pictures were much better than the food pics.

bla bla blaThe week ended on a good note. Nothing like spending time with family to remind you of what is important and how precious life is.

I guess it’s time to start looking for a new car. I have pretty much decided that I want to start by looking at another Honda CRV. It was such a good car that it’s hard to think about a different one. Unless I get a really good deal on something else!

I want to thank you again for the support, love and concern that you expressed through the last week. It truly helped me stay strong in spite of the circumstances.

So, how was your weekend? Any travel, events, or special family time?

My Worst Run. Ever.

On Monday I participated in a blog link-up called #bestrun. I, and many other bloggers, wrote about our best, recent run. It was a pretty simple choice for me, especially after my training runs in the current week were definitely not my best. But, it got me to thinking. How about my worst run? Out of the thousands of miles I’ve logged in the past 20 years could one specific run claim that title? Well, it was no contest. It was over 11 years ago, but it still stands out as my worst, ugliest, slowest, most difficult run ever.  Ironically, it was on almost exactly the same route as last week’s best run.

There is, of course, a back story.

It was Labor Day weekend 2001. Alan and I were training for the Honolulu Marathon. Honolulu, which was my first ever 26.2  in 1996, is also one of my favorites, and I’ve run the race six times. The race is in early December, and on Labor Day, Alan and I were scheduled to run 20 miles, which we’d planned to do on Sunday of the three day weekend. We could then recover, spend time on the beach, and just generally chill out on Monday.

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This is from 1996. Babies!

We drove to Encinitas on Saturday morning, early as usual. I can’t remember, but it’s likely that we took a run when we got there (as I’ve looked back over old running logs (yes I keep them), I realize what a dedicated runner I was back then). After the run, we probably spent the day at the Moonlight Beach, soaking up the sun (my how things have changed).

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That evening we met some friends for dinner at Hernandez’ Hideaway, a Mexican restaurant near Escondido. Once we arrived, they started ordering pitchers of Margaritas. Now, I’m not much of a drinker. My usual choice is a glass of wine or two. Alan doesn’t drink at all. But I do believe that it was Alan who kept refilling my Margarita glass that night.

We had a great evening. These were good friends that we didn’t get to see very often. We ate, drank, and chatted. Yes, it was a great evening. Until it wasn’t. It is a shame that when you realize that you’ve had too much to drink it is already too late to do anything about it. Suddenly, I looked at Alan and said “I have to go.” As he started to ask why, he looked at me and saw the answer.

I made it to the car, but during the drive home Alan had to pull over a couple times to, um, accommodate me. Even then I knew that my running plans had changed.

I woke up on Sunday morning with the worst hangover of my life. Seriously. As a migraine sufferer, not only do I get the regular headache and nausea of a hangover, the alcohol usually triggers a migraine which really knocks me out. I spent the day in bed, in the dark, unable to keep any kind of food down. Poor Alan alternated between taking care of me, going down to the beach by himself, and back again. I finally ate a salad at about 5:00 pm (most of it anyway), and started to feel a little better.

The next morning, Monday, I woke up determined to run. I was dehydrated, under-fueled, and still slightly sick, but I was going to run. Alan and I started south, just as we did on my most recent #bestrun. It wasn’t long before Alan had no choice but to run ahead. I was slow. Really, really slow. Every step was a challenge. I kept drinking fluids, but I was already too depleted to make much of a difference.

A 20 mile run from Encinitas heading south, heads along the cliffs of Del Mar (one of the prettiest runs in San Diego) and finally leads to a turn around about halfway up Torrey Pines hill. Yes, that is the same hill that is part of the La Jolla Half Marathon, though during training runs we’ll run it outside the park, where it is not quite as steep (but longer).

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Well, I got to the base of that hill, and I. Just. Couldn’t. I am strong, I toughed out those first nine miles, but I just could not make myself run up that hill. So, I turned around. Alan in the meantime, had already run to the turn-around point and already passed me, going home.

The second half of this run tested my runner’s spirit to the core. I was tired. I was still slightly sick. I was very dehydrated. And the only thing I’d eaten the day before was about a half of a dinner salad. From Denny’s. It was my slowest run ever (up to that time in my life). But I did it. I finished that 18 mile run, and boy was I proud of myself.

Something else you should know.

I haven’t had a single Margarita since that day in 2001.

Do you have a Worst Run story? I’d love to hear it!

My #BestRun.

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I am excited to be participating in MissZippy’s #BestRun link up this week. The idea is to write about my most recent best run. First, I need to tell you that my weekly training recap post will be a day late, because, unfortunately, that recent best run didn’t happen this week. Oh, I had high hopes. I had my camera ready so that I could memorialize my run. I was creating the post in my mind before the run even started. Well, best laid plans and all that, it just didn’t happen. Oh, it wasn’t a bad run. It just wasn’t the best run.

What makes a best run? Is it your fastest run? When the weather is perfect? When you feel good the entire time? Or is it a beautiful locale, great running partners, hitting your training targets? There are so many things that can add up to make the perfect run. For me it is a combination of most, if not all of the above things. And I felt really, really fortunate to have experienced such a run last week, which happened to be Easter Sunday.

Oh, it started out normally enough. I was scheduled to run 12 miles, as I was in week ten of my La Jolla Half Marathon training. We were in Encinitas (see, already I’ve got the “beautiful locale” thing). Because it was Easter, and we had plans to meet family for brunch, I decided that I would cut my run back to 10 miles. It wasn’t the time factor as much as I didn’t want to be too drained to enjoy time with the family. I’m training harder than I have for a long time, and I find that my long runs take it out of me. So, I was fine with cutting down the mileage.

Alan is on a different training schedule that I, so he was going to run five miles. That meant I had him for the first two and a half, which we ran on the trails alongside the railroad tracks heading south with a great view of the coastline. At Alan’s turn-around point, we’d crossed the coast highway, in Cardiff, so I continued on south with a beautiful view of the ocean. The sun was shining, and the weather was just a little chilly. Perfect for a long run.

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Smiles contribute to a great run, right? This made me smile

The next mile was downhill, as I ran out of Cardiff, towards Solana Beach. With the ocean on my right, the sun rising on my left, I was just enjoying the rhythm of my run, the beautiful weather and scenery. Even as the road started uphill, I kept my pace steady at about 9:15, which is an amazing time for me. The hill leveled off in Solana, where there was a lot of road construction going on, meaning that I was skipping over various hazards like trenches, holes, and sand patches. When I reached my mile five marker, my intended turn-around point, at about 48 minutes, I thought, “man, I feel good!” and decided to run a little farther.

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As I crossed Via de la Valle into Del Mar, I figure that I’d run to dog beach, just a little bit farther. My Garmin read 5.5 miles as I stopped just before the bridge. A little side story: As I looked below at the dogs and their owners, I noticed a pretty white Lab, with a funny kind of gait. I’ve written before out our dog Goldie, who injured her back years ago. After a negative diagnosis (she’ll never walk again, you should put her down), Alan spent months with rehab, until that first amazing day when we saw her wag her tail for the first time. Now she walks, runs, leaps, albeit kind of clumsily, with a few falls thrown in. Anyway, I noticed that this white Lab had a similar gait I asked her owner, who confirmed that her dog had had a tumor removed from her spine. That was my turn-around point, and I was able to stretch out my rest for about five minutes as I talked to the dog’s owner.

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The second half of the run continued to be amazing. As I ran back through Solana Beach, I felt like I was running downhill. My pace was increasing without any thought or effort. Mile seven was 9:27, mile eight, 9:20. That brought me to a nice downhill, heading back toward Cardiff.

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What really made this a #bestrun for me though, was mile 10. This is the mile that takes me back up to Encinitas. It is a mile long uphill, probably around 5-6% grade, that is challenging even in a shorter run. I am happy (and proud) to say that I ran mile 10 at about race pace, 9:02. That made me feel so ready for my race!

Even the final mile, a relatively flat one that took me back across the railroad tracks to my hotel, was pretty good. I ran it in 9:46, which was almost exactly my average pace for the entire run.

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So let’s see. Fast run (for me)? Check. Perfect weather? Check. Felt good? Check. Beautiful locale, great running partner (for part, anyway), hit my running targets? Check, check and check. Yes, it was definitely a #bestrun. The best I’ve had for a long time.

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Tell me about your best run. What about it made it the best?

Thanks to MissZippy for the link up. And special thanks to Pavement Runner who designed the graphic. Be sure to check out all the other links and read about all the #bestruns!

The Weekend: Running, Eating (#Vegan), Family and Easter. In San Diego.

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My weekly training recap post will be up tomorrow. Week 10! I had way too much going on this weekend to write. I did have a great long run, which I’ll tell you all about tomorrow. In the meantime, here is what kept me from writing, in (mostly) pictures.

IMG_4834It was a beautiful (but a little chilly) day in Encinitas when we arrived around noon. Our room wasn’t ready yet, so we headed to Moonlight Beach. We sat, looked at the ocean, admired the new construction (they’re building a new snack bar/restroom complex), then we headed to lunch at the Roxy. I had a great falafel pita, and while we were there realized that it was almost a year to the day that my son, Nathan, and daughter-in-law, Sarah, made their big announcement while we had dinner at the Roxy. After lunch we did a little shopping (any one else think about MizFit when looking at those dolls?), then checked in. We made it back to the beach for a lovely sunset.

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For dinner, we headed to Native Foods. As you know, it’s my favorite restaurant and I’m so happy that the Encinitas location opened a few months ago. It was a beautiful evening, so Alan and I sat on the patio (next to a heater..it was a little chilly), and enjoyed our food. Bistro Steak Sandwich for me, Oklahoma Bacon Cheeseburger for Alan. We both had apple pie for dessert. Remember, in spite of the names, everything is free of animal products at Native Foods.

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On Sunday morning, I had a 12 miler on the schedule. I decided to cut it back to 10 miles, because of our Easter plans, but I felt so good I ended up running 11 miles. Another beautiful day. I felt so great on the run that I wished that it was race day! I was really pleased that I ran mile 10, which is a pretty good uphill stretch from Cardiff to Encinitas, at race pace. Hurray for me!

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After the run, we got a little dressed up and headed south to San Diego. We had big plans, but we stopped beforehand for a few photos. We were on Shelter Island, which is just across the harbor from downtown. Oh, the top photo is actually a statue of a surfer that is in Cardiff. It gets a lot of kidding for the pose and people tend to dress it up for the holidays.

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Here’s the main reason we were in San Diego! To see my grandson, Samuel.

IMG_4837And his parents of course. And Sarah’s family. We were invited to Easter Brunch at the Bali Hai on Shelter Island. That is Samuel’s other grandma in the photo above. And Alan finally had a chance to feed Samuel. He’s four months old now, very happy, active, and has been sleeping through the night for about two months! He was a little off his schedule today, but, as you can see, he finally crashed out in his daddy’s arms.

IMG_4839More family shots from brunch today. Check out the view from our table at the Bali Hai. Beautiful, isn’t it?

How was your holiday weekend? Did you get to spend some time with family and friends?

On the Road: Vegan Dining in Temecula and Encinitas

As I mentioned in my Weekly Training Recap post, our drive to the coast was quite an experience. Under normal circumstances, when Alan and I drive to the San Diego area, we take the “scenic” route, which takes us through the Santa Rosa mountains, then heads down into Temecula where we jump on the freeway for the rest of the drive. This weekend, though, because of the strange, cold, and rainy weather, we took a not-so-scenic route, which heads west on the freeway, then takes us through Hemet (which sometimes smells like the dairy capital of California), continuing to Temecula, where we follow the rest of the route above.

As soon as we left La Quinta at about 12:30 on Friday, we ran into some weather. The wind was cold and gusting out of the west as we drove on the freeway. The wind also brought in some showers, and I felt bad for the cyclists planning to ride in the Tour de Palm Springs the following day. As it turns out, the riding weather was not too bad, but very cold, but it must have given out-of-towners a scare as they drove into town on Friday night.

We arrived in the Banning and Beaumont area about an hour outside of the desert. Although the elevation is around 2,500 feet, Banning and Beaumont generally have comfortable weather, just slightly cooler than my desert heat. So we were surprised to see snow on the ground as we drove through the towns. It was even falling lightly as we drove (though my cousin in Canada laughs that we call that little bit of white fluff “snow”).

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As we continued on through Hemet, the light snow turned to heavy rain along with a little hail. It was really kind of strange. It would pour for several minutes, then stop completely, then pour, then stop. And so on. We decided to stop in Temecula for lunch.

We do that frequently now on our drives to San Diego because we recently discovered Earth Bistro. While not a completely vegetarian or vegan restaurant, they specialize in whole, organic food, and have vegan options clearly marked on their menu. And their servers “get it,” which makes ordering so much easier.

Earth Bistro

Alan likes the “create your burger” option. He starts with a vegan patty and a whole wheat bun and adds a variety of goodies, including red onion and avocado. I usually order the Portobello burger, but the last time I was there I tried the Flatbread with Dippers appetizer. It was so good, but it was too big, so I brought home the leftovers. I came home from work the next day, mouth watering thinking about my flatbreads, took them out of the fridge, when Alan called me to help him do something (I can’t remember what). When I came back, my dogs were sitting there with guilty but satisfied looks, my flatbreads had disappeared, and I was sad. So that was a long story to tell you that I ordered the Flatbreads with Dippers for my lunch.

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Amazingly, after driving in wind, rain, hail, and snow, we finally arrived in Encinitas in time for a beautiful sunset.  We made a quick stop at Moonlight Beach to enjoy the sunset, then headed over to check into our hotel.

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I was really excited about going to dinner because Native Foods has finally opened in Encinitas. I have written many times about Native Foods, I’ve celebrated there, enjoyed the grand re-opening of the Palm Springs location, mourned the loss of the Palm Desert site, visited other So Cal locations. The opening in Encinitas was delayed several times, but they finally opened at the end of January. I was so in!

As the only vegan restaurant in Encinitas, I suspected they would be busy, and I was right. It is quite large, about three or four times as big as the Palm Springs location. As in all Native Food, you order at the counter, then they deliver your food to your table. The problem was that all the tables were full, so people who had ordered were waiting around to snag a table as soon as someone else finished. Alan and I quickly made a decision to take our food back to the hotel.

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vegan dining Native Foods

I realize my tendency to stay with the program and order my two or three favorites all the time (that would be the Gyro Bowl, Oklahoma Bacon Cheeseburger, and my new fave, the Bistro Steak Sandwich. So, just to keep it fresh and exciting, I ordered the Native Reuben. Even before I gave up meat I had never eaten a Reuben sandwich. Corned beef? Nope! Sauerkraut? Definitely nope. But, the Native Foods fans on Facebook have been whining about this sandwich when the took it off the menu singing the praises of the Native Reuben for so long, I decided to give it a try.

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It was…good. I guess there was a reason I never ate a Reuben when I was eating meat. Don’t get me wrong. It was fresh and tasty, the marble rye was yummy, the sauce was very good. If you like a Reuben, you’ll love this cruelty free version.

Alan had the Baja Blackened Tacos, but he was too fast and the picture came out all blurry. He liked them, but says that his old favorite, Tijuana Tacos, were better. We also had dessert. Cranberry Orange Cake and Homemade Apple Pie. Both were excellent.

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vegan dining Native Foods

Saturday morning after our run, Alan and I showered, checked out, and headed out to accomplish our primary mission for the weekend, picking up my Aunt’s ashes in Chula Vista. We needed some fuel to go forward, though. I had eaten a bagel from the continental breakfast at the hotel, so I wasn’t super hungry. I thought a smoothie sounded pretty good, so we headed to the Lotus Cafe and Juice Bar, which not only has a wide variety of smoothies, also has many vegan options on their menu. When I read that their smoothies contained only fruit and fruit juice, I thought that we needed just a little more calories and protein.

I’ve been to the Lotus Cafe many times, but this was the first time that I realized that they had tofu scrambles! I guess we usually come for lunch. Anyway, Alan and I each ordered a smoothie and decided to share a tofu scramble burrito.

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vegan dining Native Foods

This was one of the best dishes I’ve had from the Lotus Cafe. Of course, I love a tofu scramble under any conditions, but this one was well seasoned, spicy, and hot. And the smoothie was really good too.

From breakfast, Alan and I went on to take care of business, then stopped at my son’s house for a visit with Samuel. Best part of the weekend!

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When we finally headed toward home on Saturday afternoon, we found that the weather had changed substantially. No more rain or snow, very little wind. It was still pretty cold, so I was happy that I did not do the Tour de Palm Springs ride. At least no one out get blown off their bikes. Still beautiful, no longer dangerous.

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I kind of feel bad talking about cold weather when so many of you had to live through a blizzard last weekend. I hope that everyone is safe, dry and warm. Were you able to get any fun into your weekend?

Weekly Training Recap: La Jolla Half Marathon Week 3

I ran a 5k this week! Totally not on the training plan, in fact I wasn’t sure whether I was going to run until I signed up the morning of the race. I asked for advice last week, with the options of following my training plan and running my long run along the Palm Springs Half Marathon course while Alan was announcing, or doing my long run on Saturday and running the 5k on Sunday. Several of you chose the first option, and that was really what I thought I would do. That is, until circumstances put us in Encinitas on Saturday morning, a clear, beautiful (if cold) Saturday morning, and neither of us could resist taking a long run along the coast. More on the circumstances later, in the meantime, here is my weekly training recap.

Strength Training

I started out this week feeling pretty tired. I guess when you haven’t trained seriously for a while it takes your body a while to adapt. Therefore, my Fast and Furious class lucked out on Monday. Yes, we did a workout, and yes, it was tough, but I kept it a little lighter than normal. I found that I couldn’t even do my pushups and had to drop to my knees from the very first set. Pooped.

My Tuesday class is Superball, and I took it a little easy there, too. In fact, as far as strength training goes, I took it easy all the way through Thursday. I did teach a stretch class, which I loved because I really needed it. For my Thursday ball class, I went with a circuit format, where I instruct and the class moves from station to station. Check them out below. They are all over 50, most of them are over 60, and a few of them are in their 70s.

Finally, when Friday rolled around I was feeling much recovered and stronger. So my class was treated to a much tougher workout. That’s okay, I did it with them.

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Yoga

Total fail on the yoga this week. I don’t know if you’ll call them reasons or excuses, but between feeling exhausted on Wednesday (though I completed my scheduled run), out of town with a purpose on Saturday, and a race on Sunday, I just didn’t get to practice at all. I am not happy with myself, so I plan to do better this week. I really need the combination of regular strength training plus yoga not only to get stronger, but for the balance, flexibility, and psychological benefits.

Running

I had much more success in my running than my yoga. I got all my workouts in, though, as mentioned above, I switched the long run to Saturday. Maybe I should think about revamping my training plan? With intervals on the track scheduled to start in week five, my weekend running will consist of my long run and my tempo run. I have it scheduled tempo on Saturday, long on Sunday. Not sure if that’s best. What do you think?

My Tuesday run is currently scheduled to be short and moderately paced. Alan and I ran together, and we got a late start. I have to be at work by 8:00 and I was feeling the pressure, so the second half of our run (all downhill) kind of turned into a speed workout. The average pace was 10:00 per mile, but the first uphill 1.5 miles took 16.5 minutes, the downhill half took 13.5 minutes. So we were pushing it a little.

On Wednesday, currently my scheduled tempo run day, I woke in the middle of the night with a headache. I took my migraine medicine, but it made me feel sleepy and draggy in the morning, plus my head still hurt a little. Nevertheless, I dragged myself out for six miles on the road with two one-mile intervals at about a 9:20 pace, and two half-mile intervals, one we won’t speak about because it was uphill and oh so slow and painful, the other downhill about about an 8:40 pace. Not setting any records, but pleased that I got the workout in.

On Friday, Alan and I drove to Encinitas. So as not to clutter up this training recap, I will write about it in a separate post, but let me just say we drove there through rain, snow, and hail, and we ate some awesome vegan food.

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This is Beaumont. At about 2,500 feet elevation, it doesn’t usually get much snow.

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I finally tried the Native Reuben at the just opened Native Foods in Encinitas.

And I got to see this guy…

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10 weeks old!

More on all of that later. Back to the training. Saturday morning, Alan and I got out on the run a little after 8:00. Neither of us was feeling very perky for the first few miles, but we resisted the urge to turn around. It was so beautiful. It was hard to believe the crazy weather of the day before. It was very cold though.

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By the turn around point we felt much better, and managed to finish much stronger than we started out. I was happy to have my long run done for the week, but now I knew what I needed to do. Go racing!

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 Because Alan is the announcer for the Palm Springs Half Marathon and 5k, we had to be at the venue by about 5:30 (for a 7:00 race). It was pretty cold in the morning, but at least there was no wind or rain. I quickly got out and went to sign up for the 5k before I could change my mind and snuggle in the car for a long nap. As soon as I picked up my race packet, though, I headed back to the car to wait until it was time to warm up for the race.

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After my slow start the day before, I thought I’d better run at least a mile to warm up. So, I finally dragged myself out of the car and took a jog around the park where the race takes place. I stopped in time to watch the half marathoners take off (the 5k started at 7:15).

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Then it was time. I really had no idea what to expect. It had been ages since I had run a 5k. In fact, I realized that this was my first race in my 55-59 age division. Finally! A baby again. (Side note: Do you know what is really cool (or scary, depending on how you look at it)? I googled my name along with “5k race results,” and I found this page, with many of my race results dating back to 1999 (including my marathon PR that year in St. George), though the first entry, California International Marathon 1995, is not me (it’s before I ever ran my first marathon.))

After the gun went off, I started running at what felt like a moderate pace. Imagine my surprise when I looked at my Garmin and it said I was running a 7:43 mile. Whoa, girl. I pulled it back and finished the first mile in 8:52. Not bad. I kept it steady through mile two, and ran about the same time. I was still feeling good in mile three, so I let myself go a little. My heartrate was steady, so I picked up the pace a bit and held it all the way to the finish. I was pleased to see I’d finished in 26:55 (26:48 on my Garmin). I was really happy to come in under 27 minutes. As it turned out, I was second in my new age group. Since it’s been a while since I’ve taken home any bling, I was pretty proud of my award.

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I spent the rest of the morning (while Alan worked) socializing with all the running friends I don’t see very often. I was disappointed that I didn’t get to meet Kalli, who blogs over at Fit and Fortysomething. She was in town for the half marathon and we’d hoped to meet up. It just didn’t happen. Hopefully next time!  I even won a raffle prize (see the necklace in the photo above)!

The raffle was held as a fundraiser for my friend Jeff Rasmussen. If you remember, he was stricken with brain cancer, survived surgery they said he’d never survive, and is continuing his amazing fight.  I’m going to write a follow up post about Jeff and his fiancee, Amy, but if you want to see something amazing and uplifting, check out these two after the race. Did I mention that he ran the 5k? Oh yes, he did.

And yes, he ran the 5k in his turtle costume. Gangnam style. You can begin to understand the spirit that has helped him survive so far.

I decided to tweak my plan a little to add another 5k. This one is toward the end of March, on almost the same course. I’m hoping I will see a significant increase in my speed (presuming, of course, that I have completed all my training workouts as scheduled). In the meantime, the only change in the coming week is an increase in my long run. I do try for variety in my tempo runs, though, and I will get to yoga at least twice.  In any case, here is my workout log:

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Now, I would love to hear about your training week. Did you do any races. Rides?