I liked it

I passed a very important milestone as a runner.

I ran with other talented, passionate, energetic runners.

And thank goodness Enrique Iglesias invented this phrase, because I wouldn't know how to express myself without him.  "Baby I liked it."

Aron, I'm sure you knew it was fair game that we would all be swiping this picture?
Alisyn, Naomi, Page, Kristen, ME, Kerry, Layla, Beth, Courtney
Alyssa, Tara, Audrey, Jana, Katie, Megan and Aron.

It was an excellent way to top off my running tank before leaving for Yellowstone/Montana.

I left buzzing with happiness after meeting so many uniquely cool ladies.  Before the meet-up, I only knew Katie and Aron (one brief meet-up in real life) and Page (merely friends through blog-stalking).

But I met women who live in Oakland and shared hella good knowledge of places to run in our city (Jana!); I met another running lawyer who just passed the Bar (Kristen!); I met this lady who loves running hills so much that she has earned this nickname of "mountain goat" (Alyssa!); and someone in the group (It's true, I didn't even have time to officially meet everyone) was a bad-ass and brought homemade baked goods for the after party.

Page, Alisyn and I ran a tad over 8 miles, but the only thing I remember is chit-catting away. 

It's true what everyone says about running being easier when you have company.  I had to check my pits for proof that I actually ran....and yeah, my pits said that I had.  In a feminine, floral way.

Followed by 2 hours of mingling at Peet's Coffee = my idea of a blissful morning. 


my heavy week milage that I warned you about.  I have no explanation for why my legs felt fresh all week, but they weren't begging for a day off every other day like they normally do.  So:

Monday: 13.1
Tuesday: off
Wednesday: 13.1
Thursday: 17-18 (my Garmin died, this is a guess based on 2 hours 35 min of running)
Friday: 13.5
Saturday: 17.7
Sunday: 8.?

Total: around 84 miles?

I think the heat is helping my legs feel loose and warm.  I don't expect to have the time or the energy to replicate a week like this too often...

Off to Yellowstone through Friday, then Montana through Sunday for my dearest friend's wedding.  I am excited beyond words, I cannot wait!!!!!!!!!  Hope to get one or two posts up while I'm there to share my public diary of thoughts.

Hoping to replicate the amazing time I had at this national park (Grand Canyon)

See you on the flipside!