October 23, 2009
Today was our sightseeing day.
We started off the day with an early morning run through downtown San Francisco.
Back to the hotel to decorate our race shirts (and our nails) in true Team in Training Style
Then off to the best farmer's market I have ever been to! We had organic apple cider, homemade tamales, and a mexican egg dish (I can't remember it's name!) and had some lovely entertainment while we ate.
We headed down for the Alcatraz tour, only to find it sold out for the day. Here is as close as I got to the prison...
Playing in the water in the San Francisco Bay.
Then, off to Ghirardelli Square. This ice cream sundae was worth every calorie!
The day was full of lots of good food, beautiful scenery, and hiking up HUGE hills to get back to the hotel. Next up... Marathon Day Review!
October 21, 2009
We arrived at the airport at 8am (ok, it was 8:15, you all know that I can't be anywhere on time!) We took some pics...
Christina & I at the airport
Had some Starbucks and got onto the plane. 4 hours later... Hello San Francisco!
Cody and I on the shuttle to the Hilton!
We visited the Nike Expo, where we picked up our race packets, tried out the new Nike LunarGlide shoes and made a smoothie by biking on a spin bike! Really cool!
Making Smoothies on the spin bikes
Then we headed down to Pier 39 for some sightseeing and dinner. We ate at North Beach Pizza, where they had all you can eat pizza & pasta. (and REALLY good clam chowder)
Cody was in 7th heaven!
Cody and I at North Beach Pizza
October 11, 2009
I met the team at Forest Park Saturday morning, not sure how my knee was going to hold up. I got an IT Band brace from Fleet Feet that I hoped would help. About half a mile in, I thought I was going to have to turn around, but I decided to stick it out. Total milage = 6 mile loop. I stretched and iced and foam rolled when I got home, but am feeling pretty sore today. I am planning on taking it really easy for the rest of the week.
October 9, 2009
Ok, I edited that last post because I figured nobody really cared what bands are going to be at each mile along my marathon course. Point is, there is going to be a different band/cheerleading group/entertainment at each mile. Along with water and gatorade, it looks like we will be offered fruit, LUNA bars and the long awaited Ghirardelli Chocolate Station is at mile 21!
I will have to say, this is going to be one cool marathon course.
October 6, 2009
How come... when I have to run, I don't always want to... but when I can't, it is all I keep thinking about?! My knee is still pretty sore. I have been stretching every day and using my foam roller whenever I can. I am going to try some yoga on thursday afternoon. My final group run is on Saturday. It is supposed to be 10 miles, but I would be really happy to have a pain free 4 miler.
October 2, 2009
Thursday morning was a great day to sleep in. A cold, rainy, gloomy day. So, I did what any rational person would do... I laced up my shoes and headed out for a run. Needless to say, mother nature didn't think that I really needed to get in that last 2o miler. After 12.5 soaking wet, freezing cold miles, we decided to call it quits. Having some pain in my right knee, but don't know what caused it. Still hurting quite a bit today, nothing like a little R.I.C.E. for the weekend!