I taught a few classes.
spin at noon
Yes, I am aware I just ran a marathon Sunday, but when some of your income comes from teaching classes all day, well, you do what you have to do and you do it fashionably with Pro Compression sleeves that you may or may not have slept in the previous night.
I also taught a bunch of classes last night: kid’s aerobics, Y40X (HIIT type class), back to abs, step aerobics (yes, we still do it and it’s awesome). however I did not sport any sleeves.
When I got home I shoveled in dinner so fast I didn’t take a picture. But, I did take a picture of dessert.
Oh, and in case you’re wondering, the squash of the day yesterday was butternut. I roasted it in the morning.
Topped it with an egg and egg whites with some spicy sauce, Bagel Spice and ghost pepper sea salt for breakfast.
Then for lunch ate the other half of it cold with Barney’s almond butter, coconut oil, cinnamon, sugar free maple syrup and some ice cream dream protein frosting.
What an appetizing picture. It tasted a lot better than it looked and yes, I did in fact eat the entire butternut squash by myself. That’s just what I do.
Oh and just in case you’ve been missing Kitty, here’s a picture right after he coughed up an air ball.
I tried to catch him in action with his tongue sticking out, but I failed.
So I’m back tracking a bit, but I met some of the coolest people this past weekend during my short stay in San Francisco for the Nike Marathon that I have to share.
Saturday after checking into the hotel and writing a quick post, I scarfed down a SunButter and jelly sandwich I had packed for the flight.
Then I took a long, expensive cab ride to Union Square where all the Nike festivities were going down. I made an emergency stop at Starbucks for an Americano and some instant coffee for race morning.
What can I say? Sometimes hotel coffee just doesn’t cut it, and I was not about to take any chances. Kristin, Christine, whatever. I’ll take that Americano with light soy.
The packet pick up line at the expotique (yeah, expotique instead of expo- fancy shmancy) was long.
I mean LONG. At least I had my Starbucks.
Oh lovely. My eyes were already half shut.
The darn line wrapped around the block twice. It was not fun.
I saw Nike Town from a distance, but was not about to go deal with the crowds to find my name on the wall with all the other racers.
See my little name in there?
After almost an hour waiting in line, I made it in the tent to get my racing bib.
I was surprised that the expo really wasn’t that big. Crowded, yes.
Exciting with a lot of free stuff to stock up on, no.
I did get a fun little bag of trail mix from Safeway
and the chance to hop on this human hamster wheel.
Who can pass that up?
Outside the expotique I ran into Alexandra Fun Fit.
We took pictures for each other. That’s what we do.
I picked up some free fans an bracelets for the boys as their “gifts” from “mommy’s race”. Aren’t they lucky?
While waiting to meet up with some FitFluential Ambassadors for my first dinner, I made myself comfortable in a fancy hotel bathroom.
Yep, the same bathroom as the race morning. Pretty much I just pretended like I was staying at the Westin in Union Square.
While getting lost on my way to dinner I passed by this cool Christmas store.
Totally don’t remember the name, but it reminded my of the movie Elf (best movie Christmas movie ever).
I finally got to dinner at Restaurant Umbria and found the fun group of FitFluential Ambassadors.
Everyone was so so nice. I tried not to fly my freak flag too high, but I’m not sure I succeeded. I can’t help it, I’m just a mess everywhere I go, but I did keep my Cholula bottle in my purse. I just don’t think they were ready for that.
It was really great finally meeting Brian in person. He’s pretty much the reason I was able to get a free entry into the San Francisco Marathon back in July. I owe this guy.
I made my way from dinner number one to dinner number two where I met up with these fine ladies.
We had a whole little group together at this cute restaurant, Sauce on Belden Place.
This is not my picture, it’s Janae’s. I have the same one, but it’s just not as good so I borrowed hers again.
Janae’s hubby Billy took the picture. Um, how cute is baby Brooke by the way? I’m pretty sure if STUFT Daddy was there he would have been all about taking pictures of everyone for me. Ha ha ha. Also at our fun dinner was Maria, Jaqueline and her hubby Mike.
It was so fun meeting new people and doing a little blog talking. It’s so funny how sometimes you don’t really know someone, you just read their blog, and then you hang out in person and feel like long lost friends. That’s totally how this was and I’m pretty sure we’re best friends now. I’m just going to assume the feeling is mutual.
When I finally made it back to the hotel I was actually a little hungry. I had a salad at the first dinner and wasn’t hungry for the second dinner so I passed up on ordering.
So…. I decided to order a whole wheat, cheese less veggie pizza for myself at about 9:30 pm. I also had to order 4 bottles of water and a diet coke so I met the $20 delivery fee.
I topped that bad boy with the Cholula I had hiding in my purse and one of the jalapeño peppers and the nutritional yeast I brought with me.
Yes, yes I did.
Well, that’s all. We’ve got one heck of a busy day before I leave tomorrow night for Pennsylvania for the Runner’s World event. Holy cow. I’m already nervous.
Is it going to be cold there?
I have no idea what kind of clothes to pack. Help.
Or if you don’t want to help, you can answer these.
Do you have a pre race meal?
Obviously mine lately has been an entire whole wheat veggie pizza. Nice.
Have you ever met someone in person for the first time and felt like you were already great friends?
The other time this happened was when I met Mama Pea last year. She is one amazing woman.