Hi folks.
I successfully went to the expo and officially dropped back to the half. I am sooo happy with this choice..there was a $10 fee but I can just sweat out the small stuff instead of sweating bullets.


It was ridiculously warm today. I walked around the marina and then through fishermans wharf just soaking in the sights and maybe a little sweets…







Late in the afternoon I went by my friend Margaret’s apartment. She used to live I’m NYC and we used to work together. She’s now a San Franciscan with an apartment right in the city about two blocks from the start of the marathon. Her balcony has a lovely view of the bay bridge…

We had some wine and caught up on life and eventually went to the ferry building for dinner before I hopped on the ferry back to Sausalito.






Have I mentioned how amazing it is to be staying at Valerie’s houseboat?

And this little guy is quite the ham sandwich

If you ever sit in the back seat of a jeep crossing the Golden Gate it will look like this

A lovely day…and now to catch some zzzs….shakeout run tomorrow and another stop at the expo.

Where to begin? Well I’ll just give you a list of the things that have thrilled me today because lists always make life easier:

1. Medal Replacement

My replacement NJ Marathon medal arrived today! (the one I received after crossing the finish line broke and I emailed them).

re-lived that great day today

re-lived that great day today


2. Limp Lambchop

I decided to let Lambchop live. I removed the remaining squeeker and stuffing and tossed it in the garbage and now Duncan has a limp Lambchop (Yikes I hope that didn’t sound perverted.)


the last of Lambchop’s innards…

3. Retail Therapy (flowers and wine)

Went to Sam’s Club with my friend and we stocked up on stuff. I got some fresh carnations. (just threw out the ones I bought on 4/25! That’s why I love carnations….they last forever.
We also stopped at the discount liquor store where I got some little individual bottles of wine for those nights where I just need one glass and took a picture with Captain Morgan =)

captainmorgan newcarnations

4. Fajitas!

We also went out to eat at my favorite Tex-Mex joint, Jose Tejas, but I changed it up and went with the Steak Fajita Salad instead of just regular fajitas. The citrus-lime chipotle dressing was amazing!josetejas


5. An Edible Arrangement

My sister in law felt that the goodies from Amazon weren’t enough so today she sent me an edible arrangements and smiley face balloon! How lucky am I?!


6. LIMP-FREE steps!

And the biggest news is that I took some of my first LIMP-FREE steps since last Saturday!!!! I still feel soreness and tingles on the foot/ankle and definitely some unstable/wobbly-ness but it’s a small sign things are moving in the right direction.

And so now you know why I’m thrilled today =)


Question: Any Thursday thrills you’d like to share with the class?




I realized there’s no point in going down into that pit until I actually know what I’m dealing with. So today on my lunch break I decided to be proactive and search for articles that pertain to injuries and grief. God I love the Internet! Look at this great article.

And tonight I was reminded that other things make me just as happy as running:

We all know I experienced some major grief after my husband died (and frankly I think it sort of complicates all losses in my life hence me being a drama queen over this foot ailment), so if I could get through that, surely I could get through a few missed races.

So I thought I’d take a positive spin on this all and present to you a list:

10 things I love to do other than running

1. Hang with my dog

good morning

good morning

2. Eat sweets


3. Enjoy a sunset

Sunset and a doodle

Sunset and a doodle

4. Take pictures


5. Wear a Tiara


6. Laugh so hard that I cry


7. Drink wine


8. Stop and smell the roses carnations


9. Drink Coffee


10. Hug a friend


Question:Tell me what 10 things you would still enjoy doing if you couldn’t run.