What a great weekend it was. It was action packed, fun and memorable. I got up early Saturday morning for a 12 miler with the Nike Club Run SF. I originally started off with the 10:30 pace group and after the first water stop I decided to run ahead to catch up to the 10:00 pace group. I felt really good and felt I was running at a good speed. Unfortunately, around mile 5, I lost the pace group ahead of me. Turns out, as I was chasing after them, I missed a turn. And they had turned around at the correct 6 marker (somewhere else!) and they were running towards me at that point. :-( Anyhow, I figured out I was going the wrong way but just ran to the 6 mile point and turned around myself. The rest of the way back was good, though. It was a great morning for a run (slightly overcast but not too cold) and felt I was almost back to normal. I finished the 12 miler a little under 2 hours. According to my Nike+, I ran 12 miles (exactly) at 1:54:20 and at 9:31 min pace. I was tired but when I finished i felt great!
After the long run, I went to a gym and showered and rushed off to Sausalito for a day of sailing on the San Francisco Bay. It was a gorgeous day (the sun came out later) and mild waters. It was freezing on the water though, but we really enjoyed the experience. A friend of mine was able to charter a boat and we were all able to enjoy a beautiful day on the bay. I finally got home after 5 hours on a sailboat... and when I did, I promptly passed out. I was exhausted!
Sunday morning was the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure 5k! It was another great day in the city, perfect for the short run. Last time I did Race for the Cure was in 2004 and with the change of location, a much better place for such a large crowd. 5ks are great! They are short and quick. But the problem is, you pretty have to sprint the whole time. I didn't sprint today but my time wasn't that bad.
Chip time 25:28.4
Place 187 of 791
It was great knowing that the run was for a cure for breast cancer and that we all were doing something about it. Walkers and runners alike, great job today! And, I got to meet *Aron* finally. Who ran like the wind and seems like left like 90% of us behind her! You go girl!
After the run, my team headed for brunch... San Francisco style: dim sum! Yum. Then, my husband and I went to go check out the Chihuly exhibit at the de Young Museum in the Golden Gate Park. If the Chihuly exhibit ever comes to your town, go see it. It's amazing!
It was a great weekend!