"...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)

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Off to Africa!

We fly out from San Francisco to Frankfurt, then we have a like a 13 hour layover and then it is off to Johannesburg! I am very excited!

Check out my "Next Big Run" I have decided to do my first Ultra! It is a 50K and runs from the top of Skyline in the Santa Cruz mountains to the beach in Santa Cruz. If you click on the link in the "2008 Race List" you can check out the course. It looks beautiful and it is right in my backyard! (Not literally, of course. Remember that in California, big trees are for rich people)

Last workout before Africa:

I did get my 10 miler in on Sunday and I felt surprisingly good. I was worried that the torturous ride would leave my legs dead, but I felt great.

It was one of those runs that reminds me why I love running. Before I ever ran, I used to have dreams that I could run forever without getting tired. That is what this run felt like. I kept it slow and easy. The weather was perfect and I felt AWESOME! My pace ended up being pretty darn good for me at 11:09/mile.

I won't get to train much in Africa (remember, in Africa prey runs!) We stay in hotels twice so hopefully they will have some sort of fitness center and may be I can get a run or swim in. My hiking shoes are the Dastardly Duo, so I can use them for running and I brought my swim stuff. The timing of this trip is bad for my Half Iron training, but I get to go to Africa, so I don't care!

Happy training everyone! See you on the flip side!


Runner Susan said...

I'm soooo jealous! Have fun.

ShirleyPerly said...

Have a great trip!!

Lou said...

Have fun! I can't wait to hear all about your trip.

Calyx Meredith said...

How exciting! Travel safe!

Stef0115 said...

Take care, be safe, and come back and regale us with stories and photos! SO excited for you!

E said...

Be safe and have fun!

Southbaygirl said...

safe travels! Take lots of pics!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm late... but, I hope you have a fantabulous trip!! It's sure to be the trip of a lifetime!

Erin Leigh said...

Glad you got in that great run. The race you signed up for sounds like my kind of race. Anything heading toward the beach works for me!!

Have a great time.

Jane said...

Can't wait to hear about your adventures.

You have seriously tempted me about the Skyline run.

gettinfit said...

Am sure you are going to have an amazing time! Can't wait to read all about it. :)

Pokey said...

Have a great trip!

And congrats on a great 10 miler :)