"...In the end, people either have excuses or experiences; reasons or results; buts or
brilliance. They either have what they wanted or they have a detailed list of all the rational reasons why not."

~ Anonymous
(taken from Matt Erbele's, It Takes Time to Get Good)

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Mr. RBR 1 - Pacific Ocean 0

My training schedule got a little mixed up this weekend because it was my wedding anniversary (Picture: beautiful flowers from my hubby. There are nine. We have been married nine years, but together for 17. Yep, he had to buy a nice rock to compensate for that lag time, I digress..) I wanted to stay up late and watch scary movies with my hubby instead of prepare to get up early and go to an open water swim the the freezing, fucking ocean. Who could have predicted that hanging with the cute guy and bailing on the scary swim would win out?

Then this morning, I chose to run instead of swim at the pool, 'cuz when I bail on something I go all out. Picture: Me heading out to NOT swim! Yippee!

I wanted to go to the new bike trail that I had run at a while back, but when I got there they were having the San Jose Mountain Bike Sprint Triathlon. Rats. So I drove around for awhile trying to find a trail head I had seen on one of my bike rides. I was getting pissed because I couldn't find it (shock of all shocks, I know). I kept telling myself "It is a run. Just park the car and go run, dammit!"

But, I am glad I held out because I found a trail head (Never did find the one I was looking for. Whatever!) As a matter of fact, I found the perfect RBR trail head. There is only one trail. No turns, no other trails lead to it. Just one, stand alone, 10 mile trail. Point to point. It is truly impossible for me to get lost.

Unfortunately it does have a bit of climb in it. Here is the elevation for my out and back 6 miles run this morning:

It was a truly glorious run. Pictures: View from the trail. Pretty shots of the trail. And in case you thought I was just tra-la-la-ing along taking pictures, here I am obviously working hard!

My other scheduled workout was a 2 1/2 hour bike ride. Hubby and I went out for 32 miles on an absolutely BEAUTIFUL California day.

Rockstar work out day!


Willie said...

Congrats on your aniversary. You two are very lucky to have each other. What a great hubby to buy you flowers and spend the evening watching scary movies. What a great date.

I noticed you were wearing the Rock 'n Roll shirt!! Hell yea! Celebrate that one girl. You earned it.

Hmmmm. You skipped swimming and went running instead... hmmmm sounds like someone enjoys something more than the other... hmmmm Maybe this whole triathlon things was just way to make you a marathon junkie. In the words of someone I know "I'm just say'in"!

Tracy said...

Okay, first off, I LOVE the new blog layout! Couldn't do that on EP, now, COULDYA?

Secondly, LOL @ calling the hubster "Mr. RBR."

The flowers are BEAUTIFUL! Happy Anniversary!

I'm still amazed - awestruck - at your accomplishments. Every time I read your posts, I want to RUN! (wait, that didn't come out right - LOL). Okay, you know what I mean.


~ Tracy

Stef0115 said...

Congratulations on your anniversary!! That is so awesome -- I totally would have made the same choice you did when faced with Hubby v. cold water!

Great pics and great run! ROCK on!

Erin Leigh said...

Awww, Happy Anniversary. Sounds like you had a great day all around!!

E said...

Love the pictures. Happy anniversary!

Angela said...

Yowza! You did have a rockstar workout! Happy anniversary! I love the flowers. Glad you had a great time and skipped the cold ocean water. Why do something you OBVIOUSLY don't want to? You most definitely made up for it!

ShirleyPerly said...

Happy Anniversary!!

I think spending time with him on special occasions like that is very important. I probably would have done the same thing. Glad you guys were able to enjoy a ride together as well!