Wednesday, January 27, 2010

More Herd Running

Our Rockin' and Running training group posted some pix of this past Saturday's run on the San Diego Bay on it's website. As I (and lots of other SoCal bloggers) have mentioned, it rained A LOT last week. You can see how wet the streets are, but the sun came out and it was a wonderful morning for a run.

Here are some of our finer moments...

BBJ...mostly his blue

Fly like the wind Mik

Me and my new friend John...

One of the great things about the track club (besides having a personal photographer) is meeting new people. I ran most of the time within a few steps of this guy. We ended up running the last mile together. At this point, about 2.5 miles into the run, I didn't realize he was right behind me.

 Betty. I thought she was nuts for wearing shorts. Turned out to be a good decision.

 Elsie...bummed that she forgot her sunglasses (yeah, that sun reflecting off the wet streets? Brutal!)

Couldn't find a trackclub picture of Santiago, but that may be because the photographer is afraid of him.

Other news this week in semi-long-bullet format
  • Have I mentioned, after all my whining and bitching and moaning about what a crazy teaching schedule I had last fall, I have THE BEST schedule this spring. My Tuesday/Thursday course load is pretty full (I teach almost straight through from 9am to 4pm) but the rest of the week is SUH-WHEEEEET. On Monday I just have two short classes, with a nice long break between and on Wednesday, I have a one hour class at 8am, and then I'm done teaching for the day...which gives me lots of time on Wednesdays to get planned, grade papers, and, of course, mess around on the blog and on can probably expect regular Wednesday posts (and comments) from me for the next couple of months. Ah...midweek Heffernews. Can't wait!
  • The herd IS running Surf City 1/2 in two weeks. Yes, I'm crazy for even attempting it, but I can't have the herd going to Orange County without me!
  • You'll definitely read more of my ranting about my crazy weekend next week, but suffice it to say that next Friday-Sunday should be EXCITING as I fly from one city to the next, one event to the next. Three events, three cities, two days. Should be fun.
  • Penny is being an absolute ROCKSTAR-GODDESS, and is picking up the herd's race bibs and tags from the Surf City expo for us, since none of the herd will be in HB (Huntington Beach) the day before the race. She is an honorary heffer for this!
  • I have continued being a GymRat and have been to the gym on both Monday and Tuesday nights.
  • Tonight is the SDTC track workout. The three person relay...can't wait for THAT!
  • This weekend's long run is in Carlsbad. I love running in Carlsbad. I didn't do the Carlsbad 1/2 last week, so this will have to suffice.
  • An of my best friends from high school/college has started a fitness blog called Training to be a Superhero and she has one lonely follower (me). If you've got a few seconds, go check her out. She is completely a funny and entertaining writer and you'll love her. I promise.


  1. Sounds like a great training group. You're running a 1/2 marathon? How's that foot?!

  2. You crack me up! A half in two weeks...girl...there are NO words...Other than LOL

  3. Great pictures of the SD training run, how fun. YES, Penny is a sweetheart and a ROCK STAR, go Penny! I hope the Carlsbad run goes well!

  4. Must be nice to be running in the warmth.

  5. So... you ARE doing the Surf City half! Yay!! I hope I get to meet you in person this time around! Maybe I'll even get to meet Penny.

    Our group run is supposed to be in Carlsbad this weekend, also. Unfortunately, I can't make it... I love running in Carlsbad, too.

  6. Everyone looks full of smiles - nice. Take your time at Surf City and you should be fine. And remember, it's illegal to run in the bike path in Carlsbad. All runners and walkers are supposed to stay on the sidewalk (unless that law was rescinded since a friend was fined two years ago).

  7. Having a good group of friends to train with is one of the greatest joys of running. I'm so glad you have that! Can't wait to hear how Surf City goes for you. I have to admit, I'm jealous. I would love to be running that!

  8. Gettin' right back to it with the HM, huh?

    Nice that you have such a sweet teaching schedule. One thing that I love about teaching college is that the schedule changes each term. I like the variety.

  9. it's nice to be part of a run group. wow - nice weather where you can run without layers.

  10. looks like a fun group to run with....good luck training for your upcoming 1/2