Sorry—I have this talk with myself every Monday after I drag myself out of bed and force myself back into business attire after a weekend of yoga pants and going bra-less.
I did my 18 miler this weekend all by my lonesome self. Angela had to work so I was solo. It wasn’t as bad as I anticipated but it was hotter than I expected. Usually the marine layer hangs around until noon but I had no such luck this Sunday. It was bright and sunny by 9 am. I was melting. In an effort to not have to carry anything, I did the first 7 ½ miles right in my neighborhood. When I eventually tired of Balboa Park I returned home and grabbed my handheld water bottle and some Gatorade. I finished the run by heading downtown, to the harbor and back.
Ending an 18 miler on several uphills is killer on the legs, as I’m sure you know. I was just barely dragging myself along by the end. But I made it all in one piece! I was soaking wet and my feet were throbbing but I did it.
I decided to try something new and I listened to an audio book for 2.5+ hours. It was actually pretty nice! For one, I didn’t have to change the song or create a playlist. It also made it comparable to running with a friend. I like chatting and hearing stories along the way so this was the way to go. I was entertained! I highly recommend it if you are into that sort of thing. If you know me, I’m a huge book worm so I seize any opportunity to devour a book.
I met up with my friend Ashley for lunch at a place called Rancho's in North Park. We shared a burrito and vegan pancakes. It was the perfect combination of food after a long run. I think it may become our regular post-run breakfast spot.
Ranchos is a funky little spot that displays an assortment of
mexican art & an array of Frida Kahlo portraits
The rest of the weekend was rather uneventful but in a good way. I babysat my favorite 2 year old on Saturday. She makes me want to have a kid! When I am babysitting her I feel like we’re just hanging out. We go for walks, go out for breakfast and we talk. It might not be the most intellectual conversation but it’s fun! I say “I love you!” and she says it back. T hat feels awesome. I tell her she’s pretty and she tells me I am pretty. It’s great for my ego.
For my readers out there – if you’ve read Sarah’s Key you must see the movie. MUST. Bring a huge supply of tissues or else you'll have make-up smeared down your face like I did after hours of crying. I went to the theatre on Saturday and I absolutely loved it. Many parts of this film were in French (which made me love it even more) and Kristin Scott Thomas is the lead actress. I think she is brilliant and I recommend ALL of her movies. I recently watched two French films starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Leaving and I’ve Loved You So Long. Both of these are fantastic. If you like foreign films, check them out.
I am starting to get a little antsy waiting for my treadmill to arrive. It takes 2 whole weeks to be delivered and I have a very small amount of patience. I want that sucker in my living room right now. I am way too excited to wait another week and a half. Send a prayer to the running gods that it miraculously shows up on my doorstep tomorrow – okay? Thank you!