San Francisco Marathon - Day 1 in the City

Hubby and I opted to spend Friday night in Paso Robles on our way up to San Francisco for the marathon so we would have a shorter drive on Saturday morning. So glad we did this. We slept in a bit and then we headed straight to The Creamery for a brunch the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation was holding for those that would be running the 52.4 Ultra.  It was nice to meet the charity organizers as well as the other runners who would be running with hubby. Once done with brunch we headed over to the Expo at Fort Mason to get our bibs, shirts and race goody bags. We grabbed some lunch at a nearby cafe and then headed over to the Hyatt Embarcadero to check-in. So happy they had our room ready as we were both getting a little tired. We tried to rest but no such luck with protests and other big city noises. I think I got a little sleep but not much. Before long we were eating dinner and then back to our room to get a little more shut-eye. We did manage to squeeze in a walk before retuning to our room. The Ferry Building reflection photo is from our walk.

Then it seemed like minutes later hubby was up and getting his gear together and heading to the start line, which was about 10:30pm or so for midnight start. I sent him off with another runner and returned to the room but this time I wasn’t having much luck sleeping. I guess nerves and random sleep cycles just weren’t conducive to a sound sleep. I did manage to get a picture of the Bay Bridge before heading to “sleep”. 

So that about does it for the first day in the city by the bay.  Race Day photos and recap hopefully tomorrow. Time for some rest. 



Power has been sporadic here tonight but I wanted to get a photo up from the SF Marathon and a quick Dailymile post from the hot run I did after work today. Anyway I just love this photo!! Race recap coming soon. 
After work run…Dailymile post:
Hot and Slow in Chesebro Canyon 4.02 mi 00:49 12:16 pace

Decided to get a run in after work but boy oh boy was it hot out. I think it will be lunch runs at the beach in the future. Needless to say it was a slow one. Legs felt good but the heat got to me.

Power has been sporadic here tonight but I wanted to get a photo up from the SF Marathon and a quick Dailymile post from the hot run I did after work today. Anyway I just love this photo!! Race recap coming soon. 

After work run…Dailymile post:

Hot and Slow in Chesebro Canyon 4.02 mi 00:49 12:16 pace

Decided to get a run in after work but boy oh boy was it hot out. I think it will be lunch runs at the beach in the future. Needless to say it was a slow one. Legs felt good but the heat got to me.



All done with the SF marathon and pacing my awesome ultramarathon hubby for the second marathon of his double header!! We did it!!

All done with the SF marathon and pacing my awesome ultramarathon hubby for the second marathon of his double header!! We did it!!



13.1 timer…13.1 to go!

13.1 timer…13.1 to go!



A selfie on a short walk after dinner!

A selfie on a short walk after dinner!



Mimosa and Flowers
Waiting at The Creamery for the Charity Brunch for Worth the Hurt! Beautiful day in San Francisco!!

Mimosa and Flowers
Waiting at The Creamery for the Charity Brunch for Worth the Hurt!

Beautiful day in San Francisco!!


Beef Shoulder Tender with Twice Baked Potato….Artisan in Paso Robles,CA 
Where’s my potato skin….hubby’s twice baked still reigns supreme!!

Beef Shoulder Tender with Twice Baked Potato….Artisan in Paso Robles,CA
Where’s my potato skin….hubby’s twice baked still reigns supreme!!





Western Plateau / Conejo Canyons

Dailymile and some blurry photos….

Another great trail run with the group this morning exploring a new trail. It did indeed start off with a downhill but by no means was it a flat trail. Top of foot bothering me a tad so I’m not yet sure if I’ll run tomorrow with the kiddo. So today might have been my last run before the SF Marathon. Weather was cool but very humid, foggy glasses and a drenched shirt.

Western Plateau / Conejo Canyons 4.13 mi 00:58 14:00 pace



Los Robles and Los Padres Trail, Thousand Oaks, CA

Another beautiful trial run. Part of the trail I’ve hiked and run and another section I had not been on before so it was nice to explore a newish trail. 

I left before the XC team and wasn’t sure what I would do but i decided to follow the arrows and see where it took me. I saw a 6 mile chalk mark and followed that but then I couldn’t figure out where that went so when I saw the 4 mile route I followed that. I ended up back at the start with a total of almost 5, which was fine as my legs were feeling a little tired. 

Weather was warm but a lot of the trail had some nice shaded areas. The trail also had a few hills but with that comes some nice views so i had to stop to take some pictures. 

Stats: Los Robles/Los Padres Trail 4.86 mi 01:07 13:50 pace\

Well time to shower up and get ready for another trail run in the morning.