I'll start with Tuesday's dinner, for whatever reason.
|Salmon patty (from TJ's), mixed green salad, brussells sprouts|
I wish having a cold were my excuse for no exercise but nothing stopped me earlier in the week. Oh, other than life. I'm distracted by life right now, it's really calling on me to give it my full attention, and the exercise has suffered as a result. So I'm watching the food intake a bit more because I know I'm not burning through the calories like I normally do. And I'm being patient with myself, comfortable in the knowledge that as things settle, which they are slowly doing, I will get back to my routine. I love my routine, I love running/biking/swimming/weight lifting and all the rest, I love hiking and exploring and everything that comes with being fit and strong. I'm not worried about slipping off the exercise wagon.
I was able to sneak over to packet pick-up yesterday. But unfortunately instead of traipsing in and getting my packet I got this.
|SFPD Bomb Squad|
|Meet Omar and Max, two younglings volunteering "just for something to do".|
And then I chatted up the runner chicks who were also waiting for the bomb squad to clear us. Meet Stephanie and Vonzie!
|Stephanie (in the glasses), Vonzie and I|
Before I knew it the police were clearing us to go in. Finally!
But then, no, not quite. They cleared us to get in line but not to enter the Expo. More waiting.
|At least the weather was nice|
After getting my packet I walked around the expo a bit - fancy! This is only my second "big" race (the SF Rock-n-Roll being my first) and I enjoyed all the hoopla. I purchased a post-race shuttle ticket and then walked around checking out the show. They had a DJ and the music was blasting, tons of people everywhere, it bordered on a run-nightclub scene. I didn't wait in line to get my free shoelaces, I was already running way late. But I managed to take a few pictures.
|Fancy running digs|
|The route - in neon. This thing was huge. Very cool.|
The last one is the window in the Nike store with all our names on it. Of course I had to find mine.
I haven't taken a picture of my bib and swag so I'll have to put that in my next post.
Last night I went to dinner with the group-entry women with whom I entered. I had a shrimp pasta dish and even dessert (butterscotch pudding - yum!). We had a great time talking race-talk: what to wear, Camelbak vs no, corrals, expected finish times, etc, etc. I slipped on my blogger duties and forgot to take a group picture but this is one fun group of women and I can't wait to celebrate with them! We are all meeting for brunch after the race (and I'll be sure to take a group shot then), which is going to be half of what drives me to the finish line. The other half will be the necklace and finisher's shirt. Oh, and there's always my blind determination too.
So that's it. Oh, wait, one more bit of
I am a licensed psychotherapist with a private practice offering Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for weight loss and maintenance. I have an office in Marin County, CA and I'm also available via Skype. To learn more please visit my professional website at www.michellefunez.com or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org