Saturday, July 29, 2006



Thursday -we arrive about noon. Out room wasn't ready so my daughter and I checked our bags and off we went. First thing-try the SF pizza. Great with crabmeat . Crust could be better. Then shopping : The Cannery and Ghiradelli. Awesome chocolate covered strawberries. Back to the hotel and took a rest. Then to dinner at Alioto's . Seafood Raviolli-most excellent! I feel like all we have done is eat.

Friday- In the morning we took the city tour . At lunch at Boudin's. The afternoon was a tour at alcatraz. A walk on the wharf and dinner. 12 hours later we were back to the hotel.

Saturday- We went to the expo this morning. Got a nice t-shirt. Also found a shirt for the half. We met up with 21st century mom and her daughter. We had pizza for lunch. It was great to talk to her and meet the person behind the blog. I am excited for her for the marathon and I believe she is ready to break 5 hours. Now I am starting to get nervous for tomorrow. I haven't done any of the right things right in prep. Hang on---

Sunday---I need to run a 13:30 pace to make it under 3:00. Run 4:1 ratio and challenge the hills.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006



After Saturday's run --I had thoughts of some good easy runs this week. SUnday my husband's neck went out so yard work and other things won out. I did cut the back yard with an un -propelled mower(45min).

Monday - went to the neurosurgeon's office saw his MRI and scheduled PT for that afternoon. In the mean time my daughter called from cheer camp and when tumbling bent 2 finger under and had to get checked by the team MD. Scheduled an appt with her orthopedic md Weds before we leave.

Tuesday- Big day at work --Alot to get done before leaving. I was supposed to be off all day tomorrow but I need to go in for alittle bit. SO no run tonight. Hopefully something tomorrow since we have an early flight on Thursday!!

Hoping for good weather on Sunday--I hate the heat.

Goals for San Francisco:

  1. Finish in under the 3 hour limit.
  2. Enjoy every moment to the fullest
  3. make a memory that lasts a lifetime.
  4. Still feel good to run the Chicago Distance Classic in 2 weeks.