Lazy Sunday…
1st up…Trail run with Hubby…
Dailymile stats and recap:

Wildwood - Box Canyon Santa Rosa Loop 6.31 mi 01:25 13:30 pace

Nice to head out with Robb B. this morning to run this challenging loop. Cool weather and beautiful views you can’t ask for much more!

After the run we came back home and had some breakfast and since then I’ve been lounging around and catching up and some of the DVR. Gonna get ready to head out for some Chinese food for lunch now…see what the rest of the day holds!! 



Almost time for the Navy’s Birthday 5k!

Almost time for the Navy’s Birthday 5k!



Praying Mantis

Praying Mantis



robbsadventure:

Cassie and Maureen at the finish! RAD 10 Miler. (at City of Agoura Hills)

I didn’t take any pictures so hubby’s will have to do! I was on a mission, plus some of the course is the same as the Pacific Half Marathon I ran in March so I figured I didn’t need to take more pictures.
So here’s the Dailymile recap:
R.A.D. 10 miler 10.08 mi 01:46 10:29 pace
Decided last minute to do the 10 miler as it fit into the mileage I wanted to do this weekend. I got to the start late after forgetting my bib at home. Yikes!! Thanks Robb B. for taking me back to get it. I got to the start line and quickly found Maureen. We decided to run together or I decided to keep up with her as much as I could and we did till Mile 9 then we each put the headphones in and it was each one’s race to the finish. I did fall a little behind but still made my A goal for time. I couldn’t have done it without her. Also weather was ideal, temps cool and most of the run in the shade or the sun to our backs and great views too. Again having company was most pleasant as it made the time go by quickly. 
Got home a little bit ago and made some eggs and had a mimosa. Next up we will have some lunch at Hook Burger which just opened near us and see what that’s all about. 

robbsadventure:

Cassie and Maureen at the finish! RAD 10 Miler. (at City of Agoura Hills)

I didn’t take any pictures so hubby’s will have to do! I was on a mission, plus some of the course is the same as the Pacific Half Marathon I ran in March so I figured I didn’t need to take more pictures.

So here’s the Dailymile recap:

R.A.D. 10 miler 10.08 mi 01:46 10:29 pace

Decided last minute to do the 10 miler as it fit into the mileage I wanted to do this weekend. I got to the start late after forgetting my bib at home. Yikes!! Thanks Robb B. for taking me back to get it. I got to the start line and quickly found Maureen. We decided to run together or I decided to keep up with her as much as I could and we did till Mile 9 then we each put the headphones in and it was each one’s race to the finish. I did fall a little behind but still made my A goal for time. I couldn’t have done it without her. Also weather was ideal, temps cool and most of the run in the shade or the sun to our backs and great views too. Again having company was most pleasant as it made the time go by quickly. 

Got home a little bit ago and made some eggs and had a mimosa. Next up we will have some lunch at Hook Burger which just opened near us and see what that’s all about. 



Matilda & Elliott 

Forgot to post these yesterday after our evening walk.

Elliot is a neighbor’s dog and one of only a handful of dogs she can be near without a fuss or continual barking. Elliot was intrigued with the squirrels in the sycamore trees nearby so I posed Mattie near him so I could get a picture of them together. She was a good sport! 



I have to get this up quick the power is intermittent here due to our heatwave. So i’m getting back to a consistent schedule of running and happy with my progress so far even though today’s run I struggled with the breathing. At any rate to save time here’s the Dailymile post. 

Backbone Trail 8.35 mi 01:50 13:08 pace

Explored another part of the Backbone trail that I had not been on before up near Sandstone and Mishe Mokwa. So glad I got out of bed and made this run. Dry conditions made breathing tough but I got better after I turned around at about the 4 mile mark. I was afraid it would be a tough go back so I opted to turn around early. I also figured the girls would catch up with me and they did after starting earlier. Felt better after a good warmup and with some great company on the way back. I’d like to run this trail again when it’s cooler though!

So I’ll try and hit the road tomorrow morning. Come home make some breakfast, rest a bit before my niece’s soccer game and then prep for hubby’s return from the Grand Canyon. Heard he’s having a tough go of it so I’ll be happy to have him home. 

It’s been an exhausting day so off to bed I go. 



Juan Bautista De Anza Park 4.08 mi 00:56 13:37 pace

Robb B. and I decided that we’d hit the trails after work and then grab a bite to eat after. Hubby took me on another part of this trail that I had not been on before and it was quite nice!! Will have to do that one again! oh and we saw a deer family too…papa, mama and baby!! Dinner on the patio at Wolf Creek was also super enjoyable ;-

okay time to spend some quality time with hubby before he does R2R2R this weekend ;-) love ya babe!! you can do it!!! 



Running with Pruners on Windmill Trail 3.18 mi 00:39 12:22 pace

Robb B. and I didn’t make the group run this morning due to a crappy night’s rest so we opted to run later in the day. We took separate routes and I decided to head to the trails by our house and a “trail” up the road to our house. It really is only a small path next to the guardrail. I’ve run up it many times and noticed it needed some “pruning” so I took me shears ;-) Turns out the path is in pretty good shape. I decided on another go around so I could see how far up the hill I could get without stopping and I only made it half way. I’m okay with that since I’ve only done a handful of runs since the Ventura Half 3 weeks ago. More training this week as my hectic work schedule will finally let up.

So that’s my post from Dailymile and it sums up my run today. I forgot to mention that I’m going to need to go back to the trail as it seems to have been a party spot most likely the kids at the local high school who didn’t bother to pick up their trash. So I will go from Coastal Cleanup to Trail Cleanup in the coming week. Maybe have my niece and nephew help ;-)

On another note it will be another busy week ahead but it should allow for a few more runs. Hubby and I have a run planned for Wednesday plus a cool spot we will go after, which we will post later. Anyway I need to get back to some good training and better food choices after the last week of birthday celebrations and excuses to eat crap. But on the plus side only up a pound…so not as bad as I would have thought. Food doesn’t seem to rule me as much as it used to. I know when I’m full. Plus I feel so much better with NSNG ( No Sugars, No grains) ooh and I forgot I heard about some Paleo bread on the Vinnie show and decided to buy some. Well after quite the search I found it and even given the 10.99 price per loaf, I’m going to give it a try. Breakfast seems to be the hardest meal for me because I mostly don’t eat any grains but love my bread so much. I love my deviled eggs but I’m getting burned out on them and the smoothies  have a little more carbs than I would like even thought they are the better vegetable and fruit kind. Time for sleep 



Birthday Celebration - Day 2 - Thursday September 25

Since hubby was off for the day we decided to head up to Santa Barbara for my mental health “sick day” and continue the birthday celebration from the night before. My first thoughts were to go to Pence Ranch (winery I had visited in April) but it looks like they only open on occasion so we had to come up with a plan B.

We quickly looked at the map and pulled up a few wineries that we had not been to before and came upon Demetria. We first almost missed the sign/driveway and then we thought we might never get there after a long and winding road took us at least 2 miles where we finally arrived at the tasting room. As we entered the tasting room, a winery worker asked if we had an appointment. I guess they only do tastings by appointment. I thought oh lets hope we can make this work, it was a long drive up and also a long way to get to the winery, but the gentleman was very kind and grabbed us a pair of glasses and brought us the first sampling. Hubby in the meantime had set all the goodies out on a table in the patio area: we had a variety of cheeses, salami, hummus and carrots. We sipped our tastings, talked and enjoyed each other’s company. It was nice to get away for the day where the day didn’t revolve around some running adventure or race. ;-)

We decided on a few bottles of wine to take home and then took off for Los Olivos where I wanted to take hubby to Saarloos and Sons and also to get some Enjoy Cupcakes. So we got a sampling of cupcakes and wines to taste. They are so yummy and I was happy to finally have a little birthday cupcake even if it was a day late. We took a little longer than we wanted with the cupcakes, but it was such an enjoyable day. At the same time we had to get back or traffic would just be awful and we wanted to see our dear friends beautiful daughter who was born early that very morning. I couldn’t have asked for a better day!! Thanks hubby!!



Happy 4.7th Birthday Run

It’s been a hectic week so I’m just now getting to post my birthday run from Wednesday. I decided to head to a new favorite trail that I discovered over the summer when I was running with my nephew’s XC team over the summer. I started off  strong and then just seemed to fade a bit. It might have been the 3 glasses of wine I had the night before or the feeling like I was catching a cold. Maybe both or just tired from long work hours. Given all those circumstances I was happy to finish. Also on the positive side I was happy to be outside and enjoying the fresh air and enjoying the sights. The best part was getting home to a wonderful hubby!! 

Dailymile stats:

Happy 4.7th B-day Wildwood Run 4.7 mi 01:09 14:46 pace 

I’ll post our winery pics from yesterday tomorrow. Unfortunately I have to work in the AM and I best get to bed!!