Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Triumphant Return to Running!

Hi guys, guess what!  I've been running like a normal person again.  Can you believe it?  Angela and I ran at Sunset Cliffs on Saturday and at Torrey Pines on Sunday.  There is really nothing better than running on trails overlooking the ocean.  I will never tire of San Diego.

Sunday's Run:
Sunset Cliffs


Can you see me?  That's how far ahead Ang was. 



Monday's Run:
Torrey Pines


I ran a whole 10 miles on Monday including the horrendously long Torrey Pines hill.  I felt fantastic, just a bit tired by the end.  It's been so long since I've covered that distance because of tendinitis issues, and I was thrilled to be out there for more than 60 minutes.  That's when it  just starts to get good!


Post-Run Delicious Bliss

Today, in more running  news, I printed off my Long Beach Marathon training plan.  According to Runner's World Smart Coach, I am on par to run a 3:21.  I am not as confident as RW seems to be, but who knows.  I was also completely distrustful of my goal pace for Surf City and ended up blowing my goal out of the water, so anything is possible!  I also followed a RW Smart Coach plan for Surf City and was very pleased with the results.  I highly recommend it.  The best part is, it only has me running 4 days a week, which kept me injury-free in the past.  5 days of running each week proves to be too much for this old body of mine.


I am just coming back from a four day weekend.  It's rough transitioning back to real life after four whole fabulous days off.  We spent the first half of our weekend in LA with some friends and the latter half running around San Diego and doing the typical Memorial Day BBQ-related stuff.


Holding my friend's baby at one of the many BBQs we've gone to lately

I head to St. Louis next week for my best friend's wedding (remember that movie?) and as the Maid of Honor, it is my duty to give a toast.  Any suggestions?  This is my first wedding speech and I don't want it to go like this:
"Keep smilin', keep shinin'..."

45 comments:

  1. So exciting that you're running pain free again! Those trails you girls run on look amazing.
    My only suggestion is to speak from the heart and keep it short! (And maybe don't pull a Bridesmaids scene either!)

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  2. You're back in it! I'm really excited for you. And seriously who would not want to run on those amazing trails?

    Every good speech includes one funny/embarrassing story and one really sweet story that makes you want to cry. Laugh, cry. That's what everyone wants! Good luck!

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  3. I'm so happy you're running like a normal person again! But really, do normal people run? We all seem a little abnormal to me. lol

    When I come to San Diego (someday, someday...) will you slow your pace down by, like, HALF and run those trails with me?

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    1. I am so happy too! And you're right - runners are probably the craziest people. I would LOVE to run with you on those trails one day. So start planning your SoCal vacation!

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  4. Don't start your speech with "the dictionary defines...." That's a speech kiss of death.

    I'm glad you're running regularly again.

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    1. Haha! Noted. That has snooze-fest written all over it!

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  5. Wow those paths are gorgeous! That is one the best trails I've ever seen. When I go to San Diego next I'll try to run on that trail.

    Glad that you are back to running, I'm gradually getting back to running too, I'm at 30 min runs right now.

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  6. Welcome back to the running world! I'm on hiatus now so I'm pretty jealous looking at your trail pics. As far as speeches, I'm known for the most inappropriate ones: When my grandma (in her late 70's) got married I asked when I was getting a new aunt or uncle. When my best friend got married I told the story about how she swore she'd never have feelings for him (her now husband) and if she did to tie her to the back of a car with a rope. I simply smiled, handed him a decorated rope and sat down. You probably want to be nicer than I have :)

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  7. That trail looks awesome! I may be more than a little jealous.

    I also saw your previous post about Jurek. Can't wait to read the new book! I'm sure it's awesome.

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  8. Nice place to run.

    I've got also a field to run beside my weekends house, but not so pretty.

    Beware.

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  9. Hooray! I'm so glad to hear you had wonderful runs. (And some pretty scenery, too). :)

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  10. yay for running like you used too!! thats always the greatest feeling in the world.

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  11. Hi I'm glad your running is back to normal.I've never tried RW smart coach. It looks good. Four days a week is also my limit.
    Love your beautiful pics!

    Barbara
    My Running Shortz

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  12. Yay for running normal again! Looks life has been fun lately :)

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