Thursday, May 17

Sweet treat

What do you get when you take a 14-mile paved trail around San Diego's Mission Bay, add 2 dozen cupcakes, and sprinkle in a handful of friends?
The fitness trail, east side of Mission Bay.
The "runner's bathroom" at Mission Bay.
Is there any doubt that this is a runner's town?
Answer: 1 happy runner.

I've been doing long-run training solo since I moved to Pensacola. Hubby paces me for the first mile or two, then speeds off into the distance.

It was a delicious change of pace to have company for my miles yesterday. Not only did my friend, C, pace me for nearly 2.5 hours, she also provided some post-run treats.
Post-run fuel-party: Homemade cupcakes, milk, almond milk, and water.
When I got back to my hotel, I had just enough energy left to take a shower and call for a plate of room service risotto... Room service can feel like a total cop-out when I'm surrounded by both great restaurants and plenty of friends to dine with, but the run wore me out (in a good way) and I did dine with friends first...  We feasted on cupcakes served from a sidewalk cafe!

I am one happy runner.

What's your post-run food of choice?
Do you train solo or with a group?


  1. Glad you had fun, sorry I wasn't there to hang out with you! :)

  2. Have I told you how much I enjoy your blog? After reading about priorities, I really have upped my exercise schedule (specially now that I took the Summer off from school). I am back running, but still trying to get back in the motion before starting long runs heading for the half marathon in November... Sandra

  3. I don't think there could be a better combo! Lucky you.

    I run with friends 3x/week and really love it. I also like my solo time, though, which is why I keep a mixture in there.

  4. Sounds like the surprise trip to San Diego turned out very well indeed- delighted to hear it! :) x


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