This weekend, rather than getting any real sleep, I took a series of naps*. Said naps were interrupted by
- One 9.2 mile run
- One Bachelorette Party, which included a limo bus and wine-tasting trip to Temecula
- One Hot Air Balloon Ride
Knock me over with a feather...most of this post is ACTUALLY going to be about...RUNNING!!!!!
First Friday night, in anticipation of all the OTHER activities I had planned for the weekend, I couldn't/didn't sleep, so I tossed and turned from about midnight until 5am when Walter turned to me and said, "so are you gonna get up?"
So, up we got and went to join the track club for our first group run in two weeks. I wanted to get a good 9-10 miles in, Walter said he'd run for about an hour or so.
Or so he thought.
Our route was to run Harbor Island, around San Diego Bay, then up toward Balboa Park and back. This Harbor Island to Balboa Park part of the run is great training for those who are running the AFC 1/2 Marathon this August (note: I am not running that puppy again this summer. Three years in a row of being defeated by attempting to run up 6th avenue in the 11th mile is enough for me. Thank you very much. This summer, I plan on having my ass handed to me by the Precidio in San Francisco at the 9th mile instead. You are welcome.)
|Pretty flat run except for that 300 foot climb up 6th avenue|
|One big down hill..followed by flat, then one 300 foot climb up 6th Avenue|
San Francisco's Elevations
Despite my sleep deprived night, I managed 9.2 miles in about 1:45, which included a pretty slow walk down a very steep Laurel Drive. More importantly, Walter ran about 8 miles. He didn't mean to, but he did. I'm so proud of him!
After our run, we hurried home because I had to hurry home, get showered, and finish packing an overnight bag because I was going up to Temecula with the Herd, cuz Madge is getting married, and this was her bachelorette party...WOOT!
|Tasting some vino in at Wilson Creek Winery in Temecula|
|Our trooper - gonna-be-a-momma heffer, Clarence, with Madge, Alberta, Daisy, and Machu Picchu in the limo-bus|
|Embassy Suites has a "managers happy hour" which we completely took advantage of...|
...to be continued
Final running note...in anticipation of the hilly-er than we are used to 1/2 marathon, Betty, Mik and I (and Alberta, who is running the AFC 1/2, and Walter who is committed to the effort now) did four 6th Avenue/hill repeats with the SDTC this evening. The sun was out. Apparently, it's finally summer here.
* In my book a nap consists of any sleep episode that is four hours or less. Yes, four hours is one wicked-long, what-are-you-five-months-old?, nap, but still qualifies as a nap. For something to be considered actual, sleep, horizontal rest time (HRT) really should consist of an amount of HRT equal to or greater than six hours, (HRT > 6). I operate best on 8+ hours of uninterrupted rest**.
**Suffice it to say that I don't get much good sleep when school starts.
*** Temecula is about an hour north of San Diego.