Friday, May 20, 2011

6 + 1=

7 miles in 1:02. Pace: 8:51/mile (thursday night- wrote this post after, but forgot to upload it)

Today is fabulouso cupcake Friday!

Which one to choose? Vanilla cake with raspberry, red velvet, chocolate chocolate, cookies and cream...

Cookies and cream!!! Yum!

Now back to last night....

Originally set out to do 6 with my precious CB, but we both felt good and made it a lucky 7 miles. No music, no water either.

"mom! I'm connected to the satellites, you don't need the garmin, let's go already!!!!"

It was in the mid 50's and crazy foggy out. Not much wind surprisingly.

We took it easy because I did a hard workout of 6 x 800's @ 7:30 pace/mile with 400m jog in between yesterday.

Running tonight brought out all the cold rainy windy memories from last week's Chicago spring half. It was eerie running on the path in the foggy, still conditions tonight with not many runners or cyclists out.

CB was a good boy. Running with a dog can be challenging. But thankfully there weren't any
!SQUIRRELS!!! out tonight. They are his vice. He stayed focused and kept on the dirt part of the path or grass. Towards the end he needed more encouragement, but we finished strong.

We saw a rabbit and also the Canadian geese with their goslings. I didn't get too close because I almost got attacked by them on the Los Gatos Creek trail in Campbell, CA when I tried to take photos of their babies last year. Lesson learned. Even CB won't mess with them. (and he will chase anything that moves)

Sears tower in the fog.

What are you looking forward to this weekend?

-I'm super happy my wonderful, wonderful is returning from a business trip on Saturday morning.
I'm also looking forward to going to the kickoff meeting for the Chicago Endurance Sports Chicago Marathon training program on Sunday. We will receive our shirt, training plan and meet the coaches and other participants in the program. And I'm most looking forward to hearing Carey Pinkowski speak. He is the race director of the Chicago marathon. Can you tell I'm already fired up for this!?!

Have a great weekend!




  1. Great run! Looks so eerie with all that fog!
    I'm excited for the trail half this weekend, and also because the roof of your house is going up. Yay!

  2. Your pups eyes are incredible. The fog has been kinda creepy lately, but I love those pics that you got. Whoohoo for the Chicago marathon!

  3. Those running conditions look perfect - 50s, no wind, foggy is my literal perfect weather to run in. Enjoy the talk by the Chicago Marathon race director, that is great that you joined the training program, you will love it I bet.

    I'm not sure if you have read the book "Marathon" by Hal Higdon, but he bases the whole book around the Chicago Marathon I think, so that might be a book to read if you haven't already. I remember you said you did your first marathon based on his novice program, so maybe you already read it, haha Anyways just seems like we are marathon twins, haha

  4. gosh! seems like chicago stays foggy a lot! your dog is adorable!

  5. Great photos. Mmm the cupcakes make me drool! What a sweet looking dog. My dog is lucky and doesn't have to run on a leash so I don't have to worry about squirrels.