Tuesday, May 11, 2010

My Visit to the City of Trees

Seeems it's not very common that people visit Idaho! Hehe. Aside from my blog, I was asked this question quite a bit. Duane and I went to Boise on a very short trip to visit one of my oldest friends. Heather and Ron (and their 2 girls) live about 20 minutes outside Boise. I've known Heather since 4th grade, the first friend I ever made when my family immigrated to the US. I wish I had a picture of Heather and me back then to show you... But I'm sure it's buried some where in my old room at my parent's house. Heather moved out to Idaho after she got married about 10 years ago. And, Heather and Ron have made a really great home for herself and her family in that potato state. If you haven't been to Boise yet, maybe you should think about making a trip out there in October! I'm considering the City of Trees Marathon in Boise on 10/10/10! And hello, it's only $73 for registration fees! So if you're interested in joining me... Check out this link for the City of Trees Marathon website!

There was also a Susan G Komen 5k Saturday morning of our visit... Only discovered by accident when we went to the Boise downtown farmer's market. If I had known, I woulda ran it! Oh well, I shoulda done some research. But needless to say, I didn't get much running in this past weekend.

By the way, my friend Heather is one of the most talented women I know. She's really into digital scrap-booking and photography. She once was a director of a Montessori school, education consultant to the state of Idaho and fabulous athlete. Recently she's been a stay home mom and with her 3rd child due in 8 weeks she's a very content and very busy stay home mom. If you know anyone who needs an event/wedding photographer in the Boise area (maybe after August), check out her photography website!

Yesterday it rained on and off for most of the day. Since when did it rain in May in the Bay Area? And it was a lot cooler than normal. I went out to my usual running spot and hoped that the rain would cease... As I left work the rain seemed to be dwindling but once I got to Pt Isabel, it was POURING. I was disheartened... Thinking: I shoulda went to the gym straight. And also secretly happy that I got out of running. I decided to go home and rest. I was feeling under the weather after all and been coughing all day. I drove about half a mile and noticed blue sky peaking through the north part of the my hood! And I thought about the 2 upcoming half marathons and I REALLY wanted to run... So I drove back. And waited several minutes for the rain to pass. Low and behold, not too much later, the rain stopped and I bounced out of my car in my new SyncroFuel Pearl Izumi shoes. (More on the shoes later!) Maybe because I didn't think I was gonna be able to run, I was really excited and happy. I felt good the whole time, too. It was still cool (mid 50 degrees) and overcast, which was perfect. I ran pretty evenly at about 9:33 min average/mile pace! I've been clocking in 10+ min per mile lately so this felt really really good. I don't think I'm going to breaking any records in June for my two half marathons but I think I'll run them at a decent pace!

I am hoping for a longer run today, hopefully a 8 miler. It's a beautiful day today. Nice and sunny. :-)

25 comments:

  1. idaho... u-da-ho. if i lived there, i would SO get a tshirt that says that! LOL dooorrkk alert!

    hope you guys had fun!!

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  2. Bwahaha! I haven't heard the Idaho, U da Ho joke in a while! I really, really enjoyed catching up with you again. It's as if I didn't know I was missing out on something, and now I can't wait to see you again. Gotta be something about that 25 year friendship of ours. :) I love you!

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  3. 若對自己誠實,日積月累,就無法對別人不忠了。........................................

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  4. Hey! I just discovered your site. I've never been to Idaho, but it looks like a great place to run from your photo. Good luck on your 8 miler! :)

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  5. Ahh, it is so great to catch up with old friends. Glad you had fun.

    Wow, only $73 for a marathon?? That is amazing seeming as though I think all the halfs I have registered for lately have been more than that.

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  6. What the hell? 2 posts in one month? You must really be feeling sick! LOL!
    Idaho - not really the state that comes to mind to run a marathon, but you never know!
    Nice job on the run - I'm tired of the crappy weather, too!

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  7. Lovely to see you out there blogging again girlfriend - don't be a stranger! Beautiful photo of Boise there. I have only briefly been in Idaho - more in Wydaho as they call it on a day trip from Jackson Hole - but I liked it a lot..

    Keep up the running and don't let rain put you off. Makes you feel more hardcore when you're done!

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  8. That pic of Idaho is beautiful! Awesome that you're considering running the mary there and it's so cheap! Great job on getting your run when you were going to have a rest day...can't wait to run the half together in June :)

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  9. I'm glad you had fun but I wanna see more pics of Idaho!!!

    Yay for fall marathons!

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  10. I'm going to run a marathon in Idaho next month! I also love how these smaller races have cheap race fees! I'm finding as I run more races that I prefer small races to big productions, anyhow.

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  11. 生存乃是不斷地在內心與靈魂交戰;寫作是坐著審判自己。....................................................................

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  12. 當一個人內心能容納兩樣相互衝突的東西,這個人便開始變得有價值了。............................................................

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