This week I ran my first miles for the Around the World Running Blog relay! If you don’t know, the ATWRBR is a virtual relay race arranged by fellow running blogger, Kyla. My goal is to run 160 miles…er..257.495 kilometers total in the months of March and April. This is perfect timing and great motivation for me as I start training for my second marathon! So far, I’m pre-conditioning and I’m off to a great start…
The weather was a bit manic-it went from warm and muggy to cold and breezy several times during my run.
After my run I thought I pulled my left hamstring. I didn’t feel anything immediately, but later in the evening I started to feel a slight burning sensation when I sat down. I decided on giving my legs a few days rest so I cancelled training for a couple of days.
Once I start hitting double digit miles my appetite goes in to overdrive. While grilled chicken and veggies are a staple of my diet, after the 10 miler my appetite was insatiable! So my boyfriend and I went to Grub for some grub:
And wine of course…
I let my hamstring rest for a few days and gave it a test on Thursday. I ran 4 miles and everything felt fine!
My work schedule changed a little this week so I had to rearrange my training schedule. Friday ended up being a rest day for me AND I did not have to go to work. I took advantage of the time off and planned a brunch with some of my friends! We went to Mama’s for some some cocktails and breakfast!
Smoked Salmon Scramble and a Grapefruit Mimos…magnifique!
Who doesn’t love brunch? It makes daytime drinking classy 🙂
After brunch and bidding adieu to the ladies, I headed over to meet my boyfriend. He works part-time at a restaurant so that he can accommodate is crazy MMA training schedule. The wine director of the restaurant happened to be there and he hooked me up with a partial bottle of sauvignon blanc!
I was the envy of everyone at the bar
He also sent me home with a bottle of pinot…
Free wine…I love San Francisco!
On Saturday I planned to run 8-10 miles. I got a really late start on my run and cut it down to 8 hoping to make it to my 4:30 yoga class, but alas I didn’t. I have to say though, I’m getting to a point where 8 miles feels fairly easy again.
For the week, I logged a total of 22 miles or 35.4 km for the ATWRBR. Monday morning I will be back at it, and I’m hoping for another 22 mile week!