Rain was in the forecast for Sacramento earlier this week so I was fully preparing myself to adapt and overcome rain as an obstacle, but it looks like skies will be clear for the race!!
It was quite the event getting the boys to bed tonight (sometimes I think buying a bunk bed was the worst decision ever!) so once they were down, I did a half hour of yoga focusing on my back. I wasn't a huge fan of the one I did tonight because the instructor talked too much :)
I have to say of all the ones I've tried, my favorite back stretching yoga video is this one by Yoga TX.
Now that I know it's going to be a chilly race, I get to re-obsess over my attire.
Today's lunch was a strange but very good mix of foods. The kitchen made a squash panzanella salad and I had a big serving of cauliflower soup (it was dairy-free!). I also threw on some sushi because why not!
The sky has been doing some beautiful things across the SF skyline.
Every year our family piles in the car in our comfy clothes and does a city tour where we check out all the good lights displays in the area. We're already eagerly awaiting more houses to put up lights so we can do a tour. It seems like people in SF put their lights up really late.
We took six selfies together and these were the best two we got. We are not known to have good coupley photos. I don't know WHAT is happening with his face in this one!
Tomorrow is an easy short run. I'm not used to this lightened mileage but it's been sort of a nice break and has worked out nicely with my heavy work schedule this week. I'm taking some time off to spend time with my mom and friend who got here today! This break from heavy running has also given me time to think about how I want to run and what I need my head to do in order to keep moving. What I DON'T want to happen is that I regret the level of effort I put into it. No matter what my time is, I want to know that I pushed myself to the physical limits and didn't talk myself out of doing what I'm capable of doing.
No regrets. That's what I want. No regrets. I'll get out of it what I put into it!
Just two Smatterings tonight...
Art inside an egg
Sreyya Noyan is an artist from Turkey who cracks eggs extremely carefully and opens up a window inside them where she paints replications of famous works of art. It's amazing what this woman does inside an egg!
Squishy gets found
How can you not immediately love any cat named Squishy? Poor Squishy the cat from Lathrop went missing from about one month ago but was recently found about 75 miles away here in San Francisco!! Squishy is a miracle cat!! Thank goodness for the cat's microchip which was what enabled kitty and owner to be reunited. I love a happy missing pet story.
Do you hang holiday lights at home?
Question of the day: white lights or colorful lights?
(Almost) daily blogger. Sober runner. Mental sh*t stirrer. Pro gender equality in tech. Family first.