Showing posts from January, 2013


After the ride, I lost a few lbs (water weight) and found myself so thirsty the next day. I must have been dehydrated from all the wind and sun, even though it was cool temps on the ride. I had a recovery drink after the ride, then I don't know how many bottles of water I downed on Sunday, but it never seemed like enough. Thankfully no headaches! Last night I had to wake up every 2 hours to drink water and I drank electrolyte mix every 12 hours. Finally starting to feel back to normal. I've been resting, reading ride stories and looking at permanents I want to do this year.

SF to Point Reyes Lighthouse Ride

This was an epic ride! I had high hopes about doing the SFR Point Reyes Lighthouse 200k Brevet, but came up a few miles short. But I'm very happy with my 116 miles for the trip (instead of 124) which looked like this. This is a very challenging ride and a good day to do it, as there were SFR volunteers in the lighthouse parking lot with water and snacks.

We started at Golden Gate Bridge at 7:00am and pedaled North via the Sausalito Route. You hook up with Sir Francis Drake Blvd in Fairfax and this takes you all the way up to Point Reyes. I met a few cyclists and rode leapfrog with them for  a bit. I had packed some smoothies, muffins, rice cakes and pupusas that I had made and remembered to eat plenty before the rollers out to the lighthouse with a little time to digest before you get on to the climbing. It's a pretty intense workout, that's when I switched over to gels.

It took me about 2 hours from Inverness to get to the end. It's pretty windy and I felt the wind …

Pt. Reyes Station Slacker Ride

First long ride of 2013! I'm training last minute for next week's long ride to Point Reyes Lighthouse so I thought I would do the Populaire route or at least Pt. Reyes Station. The weather was great this weekend for cycling, up into the 60s! I got a late start because of doing prep I was supposed to do the night before. It was a little cold in the morning and windy on Golden Gate Bridge. I was wearing bike shorts, short sleeve jersey, under armour shirt, arm warmers, castelli thermoflex leg warmers and cycling cap. I stopped in Fairfax at the Coffee Roastery for bathroom break and espresso. By now it was very warm and sunny and I was sweating by mid-ride. The temperature dropped as soon as I hit Lagunitas, a cool breeze from the redwoods of Samuel P. Taylor State Park. There is a long stretch of road on Sir Francis Drake that has been repaved and it is a dream to ride through there now! I thought I died and went to bike heaven. I was just cruising through those redwoods.

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Getting Ready for the Half

I just received my bib for the KP San Francisco Half Marathon! I've been enjoying the free group training runs with Pamakids runners on Saturday mornings at Sports Basement. We run around Chrissy Field, Presidio, Golden Gate Bridge. Afterward, we have bagels and informative running seminars and  --> SHOPPING PARTY!

My sisters

My sisters are very artistic and creative! Linda at Maiden Leather Designs makes these Rebel Wraps, handmade bracelets from scrap leather. I don't normally wear jewelry, but these are really comfortable and stretchy. She makes purses and customized accessories for motorcycles.

My other sister Patricia paints beautiful abstract paintings and commissioned portraits. You can see her work at Tigerbee Arts.

This is us at the Mayors Race 5k in Dallas 2011

Happy New Year ! 2012 Recap

Distance / Miles:
Run: 1100
Swim: 25
Bike: 314
Bike to Work: 2600
Total: 4039

California International Marathon (10th Marathon milestone!)Run Wild San Francisco 5k SF Marathon - PR Zombie Runner San Francisco Run 1/2 Marathon DSE Coastal Trail Challenge 10k Presidio 10 mile- 2nd Place AG, 3rd Place Masters Division, PR Oakland Running Festival 5k - 5th place for the women DSE St. Patrick's Day 5k - 4th place women in 21:09, PR SF Randonneurs Point Reyes Lighthouse 200k Brevet
Volunteered on 4 WWS swim events and Bike to Work Day

Goals for 2013:
THIRTEEN 13.1's Challenge
Break 20 minutes for the 5k
More miles!