I’m ecstatic I ran 22:22 for a 5K because its a palindrome. Like the name Anna. Or the sequences in DNA that are cut by restriction enzymes.
The first mile I ran in 7:13. After that, I forgot to split my watch, although I’m fairly certain my 2nd mile was my slowest.
The 2nd mile of a 5K is hard for me. I tend to let down, somewhat like letting down in the 2nd set of a tennis match after winning the first and before you know it, you’re down 3-0 and in a hole. I tend to feel like quitting in this mile and sorry, Lauren, but thinking of a lion unfortunately made me think of a big lion sleeping peacefully on a rock in the sun at the zoo.
So, it appears I have something to work on. 2nd mile. Visual cue. Something to keep me focused.
I went to Philz Coffee and Arizmendi Bakery after the race, two places I highly recommend you go if in San Francisco. Because PR really means “pastry run,” right?
On that note, here are some of my favorites from my time in the Bay Area.
Coffee: Philz Coffee, Jacob’s Wonderbar Blend, to be specific, I bought a lb to bring home with me, now I just need to buy a coffee maker…and a cup to put the coffee in
Restaurant(s): Sprout and Lyfe Kitchen, both in Palo Alto
Ice Cream: Bi-Rite Creamery, SF
Cake: The Prolific Oven, get the chocolate on chocolate cake
Run: Skyline Trail, off King’s Mountain Road, Woodside + Lake Lag at Stanford (which is a lake that has no water in it)
Bakery: Arizmendi Bakery, SF, get the Wolverine Roll and/or fresh fruit scone
I’m very sad to leave Palo Alto. I miss it already. And, I’m only at the airport.
TELL ME: FAVORITE COFFEE?
Until next time…