It has been a very long day… But a fun day!
It started with another Brazen Race this morning at “Loch Chabot” – a Scottish themed race complete with bag pipes and runners in kilts.
I thought I was registered for the 10k, but I was actually only registered for the 5k. There was a brief moment that I pondered only doing the 5k, because I was just feeling super tired and quite honestly not in the mood to run today…
For that exact reason, I upgraded to the 10k. I’ve done Bass Bass for the last 3 years, and this course a million times – but have never done the 10k.
The 10k harbours a ginormous hill that’s slightly over a mile long. We are experiencing some summer temperatures here in Nor Cal – and it was already hot at 8 this morning. By the time I reached the giant hill at mile 2, it was even hotter! And with little tree cover along that portion of the trail – I thought I was going to melt! I walked the hill, because it’s almost non-runnable – but ran the rest of the race. My overall time was okay, but not the best. I’m okay with it though. Next week’s course is flat so I’m hoping to do better there.
I enjoyed the 10k course overall and I’m glad I upgraded…
After the race, we headed out to the Presidio in San Francisco with hopes of going to the San Francisco Marathon Runners Expo.
We parked at Sports Basement, and ended up walking a mile and a half to Fort Mason. At that point, I was starting to regret my 10k, because I was feeling all (now) 8 miles in my hip. Thankfully we made it to the expo in time to hit up the two vendors I wanted to go to: Nuun and KT Tape.
Also by the time we left the expo, we were able to catch the free shuttle back to Sports Basement, I was so thankful for that! I felt like we lucked out today in our timing. We did some shopping at Sports Basement as well, and then called it a day.
I’m so ready for bed, and have decided that tomorrow I am not doing anything but sleeping in, and hitting the gym.
It’s been a long day, but it was enjoyable…and the Brazen Streak Continues!