Monday I started the week off at Bar Method. Surprisingly I wasn't very sore from my race but I was sore from Saturday's class! My abs killed!!
Tuesday I planned to join Team CATS at Fleet Feet Encino to celebrate a fundraising milestone however I had some time to kill beforehand so I decided to pay for class at Bar Method Encino even though I have a package for the Hermosa location. It was so worth it!! I got to take class from the owner, Katelin, who is hilarious and makes the class pass so quickly. After class I headed over to Fleet Feet where we ran 6 miles including 4 hill repeats. It sprinkled lightly on the run, just enough to cool us down. When we got back we celebrated passing $40,000 in donation for the Center for Assault Treatment Services!
Wednesday I went to iRun MB for their weekly fun run. It was sponsored by CLIF which wasn't that exciting at first until I learned that they just launched Clif Kit's Organic bars which are dairy free! They have very few ingredients and they are organic. After a 5k through the streets of Manhattan Beach I got to try the cashew flavor which was pretty tasty.
Thursday I was back at Bar Method for a third time this week! I love being able to see improvements in my flexibility with each class. Such a great cross training for running.
Friday and Saturday were rest days since I went to visit my friend in Vegas. I wasn't completely inactive, we went for a hike Saturday before going out. I had never been to Red Rocks before but it was gorgeous!
It wasn't a wild trip but I stayed out pretty late Saturday and my eating schedule was off on Sunday so when I finally got home and embarked on my scheduled 15 miler I knew it wasn't going to be good. It was very cold, windy, and dark and I didn't feel my best. I ran from home to The Strand and as I got onto The Strand, which usually has tons of people working out, I realized that the Oscars were on and I wondered if that accounted for the very empty sidewalk. Since I didn't have my usual distractions, I busied myself by counting all the TVs showing the Oscars. I counted 18 over 4 miles. I also counted a total of 6 other runners (usually way too many to count) and most of those were in the first few miles so by the time I got to the end of The Strand, I was very lonely and bored. It also was really creepy so I decided to cut the run short after about 7.5 miles. It was very disappointing this close to the marathon to have such an awful run but I'm trying to chalk it up to lack of sleep and fuel.
Unfortunately I wasn't able to attend the CATS benefit concert but I hear it was a great success! We also have now reached the total that was raised last year. Since there's still three weeks left until the marathon, we have a great shot at reaching the ultimate goal of $50,000! Please consider helping us reach that goal but clicking Donate Now in the upper right corner of this page.