Saturday, November 28, 2009

I am blessed!

I woke up this morning and headed over to 30A to meet up with one of the greatest woman ever, Kelly. She is one of those training partners who you can call and say 'I'm running 20 miles today, and I really don't want to go by myself.' and with no thought at all, Kelly is all over it. She is an amazing ultra marathoner - and I am so blessed to have her in my life.

ANYWAY - as I'm dropping off the water stash at a trail head to the state park, I'm pulling out and see a BLACK BEAR crossing the road. A BIG black bear. Needless to say, we decided to stay out of the state park for this run. So I met up with Kelly and got in a stellar 10 miles at an 8:49 avg. Met up with Karen (who did IMFL in a Sub 13!!) and we ran the last 7 miles ending up with an 8:53 avg. I really did not know I had that in me. My running is feeling so amazing, I can't help but have a huge grin on my face.

When we came back to Seaside and I ran into my good friend Em that I have not seen in awhile. So we ate an amazing breakfast of black beans, plantains, and an egg - which was amazing:

After that - we cruised the farmers market and got WONDERFUL fresh veggies. Ahhh..could this day get any better? YES! Phone call from a friend that her boyfriend (finally!!) proposed. So congrats to Dawn and Brian!
Halloween 2009 -

I have Will's number for IM Cozumel!!! 1931!! So, if you feel like stalking tomorrow - please do!!

Happy Saturday everyone!!


Judi said...

a bear? OMG!!

KK said...

Yowzers! That is the one thing about this sport-VERY close encounters with things you don't want to be so close to. Congrats to your friend and to you for an awesome run!

Kim said...

Sounds like the best day ever!!!

Teenage Tri Queen said...

What an awesome day! My mom saw the bear crossing 30A right after grayton.... pretty weird!!

Amy said...

YUM! Way to kick it on the run, too. Impressive (and awesome)!

Heidi Austin, PT, DPT said...

i need a training partner like you! sooo jealous :)

Marni Sumbal, MS, RD said...

That breakfast looks delicious!!!