Monday, May 5, 2014

El Take It Easy

There used to be a Mexican restaurant in San Diego by this name. Brilliant! They served the cuisine of the Guadalupe Valley, which is the wine region of Baja California. And they had tons of mescal martinis. Mescal is sort of tequila’s smoky, piney cousin.

El take it easy is not just an out-of-business restaurant – it was also my training motto this week.

My legs were trashed after the La Jolla Half Marathon. Specifically, below the knees - from clomping down a pretty steep hill at max speed. Calves were tight, shins were sore, and my joints/bones/connective tissue felt generally pounded out. Therefore, el take it easy this week!

Monday, I needed to get in some sunshine before a work trip to NYC. 4 miles easy through the neighborhood.

Tuesday, in NYC. I wasn’t even tempted to run. It was cold, windy, and raining! 45 minutes on the elliptical. Ate dinner at Il Postino, classic NY Italian. Great service, not that impressed with the food.

Wednesday, in NYC. In the morning, I did an easy 3 miles on the treadmill (still raining). Flight cancelled, so in the evening did 30 minutes on the elliptical and a pull-up workout (still raining). Total rain for the day = 5 inches! But I managed to dodge the rain drops to get to Eataly and devoured a delicious pizza!

Thursday, back in San Diego where it was very hot! 99 degrees. 4 miles easy in Balboa Park.

Friday, core/legs at the gym. Another hot day – headed to Fathom for a beer after work. This is a little tap room/sausage place on the pier at Shelter Island.

Saturday, still hot . . . ran 5 hot miles in Balboa Park in the morning, and headed to the ocean for 3 miles of kayaking at La Jolla Shores. Saw sea lions, seals, and dolphins out swimming! So cool!!

So with the race and el take it easy the rest of the week, it was a 30 mile week (not counting the kayaking).

Two Little Runners


  1. I can't believe you're having weather that hot in San Diego - it was actually in the fifties here last week. Fifties. In NOLA. In May. The world is truly coming to an end.

    1. We are in for potentially a terrible fire season with hot temps already in March!