Thursday, December 08, 2005

17 miles...and still going?

17 miles came and went. We did it in 3 hours 5 minutes. We slowed our pace down by one minute/mile and increased the walk breaks to 5:1. We started on at 7am next to the Pacific Ocean on the Great Highway. We ran down the Great Highway to Sloat Blvd (along Ocean Beach). On our way back we turned into Golden Gate Park. Before doing so, many of us dropped off our jackets. It was a pretty cold morning (~45 degrees, which is cold for us!) Went into the park and then exited going South to Lake Merced. Went around the lake, back to the park and to the finish. 17 miles. Went by pretty quick. Our group stayed exactly on pace and almost consistent the entire time.
Afterwards, we took off our shoes and headed to the ocean. We had many people stopping and pointing at us as we crossed the street barefooted, with towels wrapped around us to keep us warm. Spent a very chilly 10 minutes in the ocean (the water is about 52 degrees) and back to eat PB&J sandwiches, pretzels and bagels.
That afternoon I got out and played volleyball for two hours. Since it was 6-on-6 most of the time, I didn't have to do too much running. After that, I was suppose to go to a birthday party, but I just zonked out at 8pm!!
I still felt pretty good Sunday. Monday morning came around and I felt dead to the world. (Note to self, sometimes it can take two days before feeling exhausted!)
Tuesday back to the rountine, 6 miles around Lake Merritt.
Wednesday off
Thursday morning 6 miles around Lake Merritt.
Friday will be off.
Saturday will be a nice 9 miles.
For those of you in the area, I sing with this group and our concert is Saturday and Sunday.

Oakland East Bay Gay Men's Chorus
Holiday Concert
12/10 @ 8pm 12/11 @ 5pm
Lakeshore Baptist Church in Oakland
www.oebgmc.org for tickets

Oh...and remember why I'm doing this in the first place??? That's right to raise money for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation!! I am still short of my goal of $3,000. If you were planning on donating...now's the time!! Go to: http://www.aidsmarathon.com/participant.asp?runner=SF-5035&EventCode=MI06 and donate today!!

3 Comments:

Blogger psbowe said...

Cool blog, wish you lots of luck on your fundraising.

11:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck with the concert - am sure you will do an awesome job...miss hearing you sing.

Glad you are sticking with the running - sounds like you are doing great!

Hugs - the sister.

6:50 PM  
Blogger Just Help Me said...

VERY COOL BLOG! GOOD LUCK AT THE CONCERT!! I HOPE YOU RAISE A LOT OF MONEY, I WISH THEY WOULD HAVE HAD MORE KNOWLEDGE BACK IN 1993 WHEN MY BROTHER AND LAW DIED OF AIDS. THE CAUSE IS VERY CLOSE TO MY HEART. I WISH I HAD YOUR WILL POWER TO RUN LIKE THAT!! I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GET MOTIVATED FOR THE LAST MONTH TO LOOSE WEIGHT AND GET IN SHAPE. SAD TO SAY I AM NOT DOING WELL AT ALL.

11:46 AM  

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