Last weekend, I was a little bit more sporty than usual. On Saturday, I went to the Mountain View Running club meet-up, which is always a lot of fun. It’s an easy 5K with a nice Starbucks hangout time at the end.
I cut it a little bit short because SMS and I went to the Old Pro in Palo Alto to watch the Williams vs. Amherst football game. I met some new alums and saw a classmate of mine. It was one of the better alumni events I’ve been to.
Afterwards, SMS wanted to go for a walk to bask in the sun. We ended up walking over to Menlo Park and back, exploring the neighborhood and enjoying the day. We also stopped into a running store and tried out the different fascial release/self-massage devices. They were awesome, especially this one.
On Sunday, I met up with J to do our 13 mile long run. It felt ok. I need to eat more carbs and drink more water. After Thanksgiving, my Whole 30 will be over and I can start eating more grains and runner friendly carbs. I’m doing some reading on long runs and trying to strike a balance between getting the miles in, not pushing too hard and trying to up our pace a little bit so that we meet our pacing goals next March.
After my run, SMS and I went to the rock climbing gym because his plans were rained out by an early morning downpour. I’m enjoying rock-climbing even though I was better when we were in San Diego. I’m ok with being an amateur dabbler in that sport though!