Today was the kick off of the Spring season of West Coast Road Runners at Road Runner Sports.
We arrived around 7:30am and registered and got our goodie bags. For the last several days, there had been rumors that for the first time in the 12 year history of the San Diego Rock N Roll Marathon, there will be a Half Marathon as well. I had gone to the official website and did not find the Half Marathon on the online entry form. However, today there were representatives from the Rock N Roll San Diego Marathon there, and they confirmed that there will be a Half Marathon in June! It was on their printed entry form already, but it won't be online until this coming Tuesday. So exciting! Last year we decided to run the inaugural Rock N Roll Seattle Half Marathon, because I didn't want to run a whole marathon in San Diego. But as I stood there this morning, I couldn't make up my mind whether to sign up for not. Until... I saw the free t-shirt special deal for TODAY only!
Todd and I both liked the retro style T-shirt so much that we both signed up to run the 13.1 mile race in June. So much for goal-less running, LOL! I guess we will be training for a half marathon now!
There were a ton of new people there today. Coach Dan did his "pep talk" about the training program.
Todd took a cool photo of the front of Road Runner Sports, busy with people, with reflections of palm trees on the side of the building.
After the orientation, we went out and ran our three mile time trial. Todd was faster than me (of course), so he took a photo of me after he turned around at the 1.5 mile mark.
Distance: 3.0 miles
Avg pace: 10:35/mile
I was pretty excited that I beat my last year's time of 33:13. :)
After the run, we went home and showered. Then we headed out to Burger Lounge in La Jolla for lunch, because we haven't been to a Burger Lounge in something like three months!
The weather was gorgeous today. A nice retro Rock N Roll San Diego Marathon t-shirt was perfect for mid-day! :p
We shared a burger, a salad, and french fries.
I took a short nap in the afternoon because I woke up at 5:30am this morning.
Then we took down our Christmas tree and all our garlands, wreaths, and decorations (finally!).
Then I did a scrapbook layout. This is the first page I've done in close to a month! I'll show you tomorrow.
We had some Chinese dumplings for dinner. They were of the frozen variety. We boiled them in water and dipped them in soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, and hot chili paste.
I got a lot accomplished today but my to-do list for this weekend is long.