Got in a sweet stair climb workout that Mark Gilligan (Ultra Signup) introduced to me in the Oakland hills near his house. We mixed in a nice hour+ run in between the climb repeat sessions. Nice to hang out with him (even though I wanted to strangle him while I crawled to the kitchen the next morning) I could barely walk the next day and am still sore two days later. Off to mark the Rodeo Beach course today with Inside Trail's other half, Tim S. Been buried this week in race prep but we have it pretty much under control now. Just need the course marked and then pack a million pounds of stuff tonight and we're done. Oh, and then put the event on tomorrow. Looks like we're at over 400 participants. Weather seems like it'll be decent. Looking forward to it. REALLY looking forward to down time for a couple days after the race. Then next weekend is the Epiphany 60k in East Bay (thanks John Medinger for organizing it). I'm dying to race a long one again. I don't have the long run training in me yet, but feel very sharp and eager to get out there.
Got into San Fran this week and ate some expensive, mushy peruvian food and drank way too many beers. Good time. This second go at California living is like a different world than the first. With the races, I've been up and down the coast and all over the Bay Area. Who knew there was more to offer than San Rafael in Marin (where I hibernated last time I lived out here)?
Speaking of moving. I've moved so many times that I can't remember addresses (hell, even some towns). I set up a new cell service (iPhone 4s rocks) and had to answer a bunch of security questions to prevent identity theft. They're throwing out possible street names where I used to live and I was like, "That one with 'lake' in the name sounds right. Wait, no, the one with 'greenway', yeah, I lived there for about a week…three years ago." Then they asked about possible people I know/knew. "Damn, lady, I live in the present! I don't remember these people unless they owe me money!" Anyway, I finally passed the (freaky long) questionnaire and got my phone. If you didn't get the new number, then you probably weren't meant to.
This year has been a strange one. Nothing terribly earth shattering occurred good or bad. Moved around a lot, met a lot of folks, ran a bajillion races and miles, started a business, yeah, pretty typical year for me. Looking forward to 2012. Going to work and run my ass off. Other than that, no plans really. Only resolution I have is to be good to the people in my life and walk Pippit more.