Happy Fall Everyone!
Fall has always been one of my favorite times of the year..it’s the start of the season for holidays, parties, celebrations and pumpkin-flavored everything. This year I have the added bonus of 2 big races to prepare for! The weather changes in the Bay area, but it stays fairly mild so you can easily train outside year round.
I was able to run 4 days this past week. I’m walking 1-2 minutes during each mile still as a precaution, whether I feel like I need to or not. There will be time for speed later, once I know I’m 100%. I’m also foam rolling and stretching before AND after running, as well as icing my shins after. I’ve developed such great habits out of fear of another running layoff!
Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday
Saturday was my big 5 miler. It is the longest distance I have run since coming back from my injury! I was out 6 weeks so I expected my cardio to be in worse shape than it is. I took my run through the Mission District…
…all the way up to AT&T Park:
Gorgeous weather too!
I had hoped to try some new routes this week, but wasn’t able to make it happen. My work week started out on a sour note, and I let that interfere with my plans. This week I vow to have a better week and find some new places to run!
After a nice day of running, my boyfriend and I headed out for a date night at 21st Amendment Brewery for some food and locally brewed beer.
We didn’t realize it was Oktoberfest in San Francisco this weekend, so they had some good specials and there was a wait for our table. Too bad for us, we had to wait in the bar and start on the beer early.
What to choose?
I started with the South Park Blonde Ale and Rich had the Fat Bavarian Hefeweizen as we waited for our table. The Fat Bevarian was so good, it tasted like bananas!
Hopefully full of potassium!
We had another round at our table along with some delicious food:
My fav of the night: goat cheese plate
Round 2 I tried the Oktoberfest; loved the German beer mug
Now that I’m fully carbed-up, I’m looking forward to another 4 days of running this week!