This past weekend was fun and fast. Way too fast.
It started off super relaxed with some cooking and reading on Friday night. Saturday, on the other hand, was pretty busy. Sheri led another awesome FitBit Local event down at Mission Beach on the rooftop of Wavehouse. It was pretty epic. The workout was 30 minutes of bootcamp followed by 30 minutes of yoga with about 100 other people to the sounds of really awesome music by an awesome DJ (my friend Justin, AKA DJ Kanoya). It was soooo good! I followed it up with a 4 mile run and then immediately had to dash home and get showered and ready for my friend Sheila’s wedding.
The wedding was in Rancho Cucamonga, so about a 2 hour drive with all the traffic. I originally planned on driving back to San Diego the same night because I was planning on running the San Diego Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon with the Suja Run Blogger Team. I knew it was going to be tough to make the drive back but I was totally willing to do it. Anything for a race, right?
As it got closer and closer to race day, the more I realized running a half marathon is probably not in the cards for me right now. I ran 10 miles ONE time since Boston and that was the farthest, by a lot. Those 10 miles did not make me feel even slightly confident about running a half marathon, or any race for that matter. I know pace doesn’t matter and I could’ve run it super slowly, but my Plantar Fascia goes from being totally OK one day to totally flaring up the next.
I knew there was about a 50% chance I’d show up on race day and my left PF would be killing me. I also knew there was about a 100% chance I would not have a great race. After 11 years of running, I just know these things. It has me really wondering (and worrying) when I will get my mojo back.
So at the last minute, the day of the wedding, I decided to book a hotel, stay overnight after the wedding and not rush back for the race because running it was probably not the best idea. The rest of my teammates did an awesome job though! Nicole ran her first half marathon post-baby and she killed it! Sub 2 hours with a new baby at home. Crazy, right? She’s my inspiration.
So, back to the wedding — The friends of the bride and groom ended up staying up until almost 4 am (!!) after the wedding having cocktails and talking politics. I haven’t stayed up that late probably since… I lived in Chicago! The next day was pretty rough and I knew I made the right decision passing on the race.
I sat in traffic for hours again on Sunday but I listened to some really great podcasts so I felt like my time wasn’t wasted. I finished off the weekend with a healthy home cooked meal and some super juicy watermelon. I am SO happy it’s almost Summer again – or as I like to call it, watermelon season. I wait all year for this!