This weekend has been alllll about the running.
Friday after work Mike and I set off for an 18 mile run. I've never attempted a long run like that after work, but it went really well, plus it was the longest he's ever run!
Saturday we got up bright and early to volunteer at a trail race in Clayton (Mt. Diablo State Park). The company that put it on gives you FREE race entry when you volunteer for 5 hours, so it was definitely a good deal. They're putting on the 50K I'm doing in December so I wanted to check out their operation and I was super impressed! Everyone was friendly and very into Ultras so it was a cool group of people to be around (and get some great tips on loooong trail runs!) I was glad I wasn't running that particular race, though...over 8,900 feet of elevation gain over the 50K course sounded intense!
Today we drove down to Pacifica for a 5K with the Dolphin South End Runners. I LOVE their races because they're so small and laid back! It was a little rainy but the temperature was perfect for running. Another club member got this photo of me mid-race... I was feeling good!
The course was out and back on a bike path that went over a big hill and had a ton of switchbacks, so I knew I was probably not going to PR...but Mike did! He ran 20:33 and I ran 22:31...good for 5th male and 2nd female overall! (Have I mentioned how much I love SMALL races?)
I was pretty excited about my red 2nd place ribbon! I love that our weekends revolve around running now.