Friday, June 19, 2009

Foto Friday!

Hooray! So many good things are happening today! #1 on the list, is that I'm getting my new iPhone today! (As soon as I posted this post, um Mr. UPS came! hence the photo above...) Don't worry, I'll be doing a review of it next week after I get a chance to play around with it for a little bit, I still have to post a review of my netbook as well, perhaps I will post that sometime next weekend. #2, going to a rehearsal dinner tonight for the wedding of Mr. R's friend (and my friends too!). #3, I went running this morning! I ran two whole miles! Ha ha, but I did realize that I haven't run in a long time, my body was super stiff. My knees were hurting a lot but it felt good to get out there and run again, and I'm glad that I'm back in the game. I didn't have a bark cough at all either, which was promising! Now I can run again and of course, I wanted to share some pictures of the June Gloom that still plagues my house every morning.

This is the bay I ran by, notice, there is a swimmer in there! I have huge respect for swimmers who swim there.

That's downtown Long Beach in the hazy fog

Houses line on side of the beach, but I LOVE all those palm trees lined up.

Here's the path I travel the most! I love this path but this morning, I was sucking wind. Ha, ha, I will be back in the longer distances soon though!

So tractors drag the sand across the whole beach every morning so that it looks flat and the way it does. I feel like I am letting out some secrets of the beach here. I think it would be fun to drive that tractor though!

YAY! Here's a picture of me. 6:15 am came a little early this morning, but this just shows that I don't always look so dapper. Also, that's the Rock and Roll Marathon shirt. I am not in love with it but oh well, it's a running shirt. So after the run, I stretched really good and did 100 sit ups and 25 push ups. I know I'll be back into the swing of things in no time, and even though I was sick, it was nice to give my body a rest, and let my toenail heal as well. Next week I'll start the training plan that I had originally thought of and it looks like I'll just bump down the mileage for the long runs by a little bit. As I was running 2 miles, I though, how in the world did I EVER run 26.2 miles?

So yesterday I posted about linking to every one's sites and boy I have a lot of new cool sites to check out as well! Thanks for posting everyone! If you would be so kind to also update your blog roll to include my blog, that would be great. Just update it to be http://www.chicrunner.com/, even though my new site is not up yet, it will be on Monday, and then it will be all set up to hit the right site! Thanks again and I look forward to creeping around on some new sites.

So creep around on Monday for the new site will be up and running, and I hope it lives up to this hype I've created for it. Tomorrow I plan to run a nice little 5 miler in the morning and then will be at the wedding all afternoon and of course I'll post pictures. :) I got an black eightyish dress that I will be sporting and I'm pretty excited about the day, it will be lots of fun!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and can fall asleep since you all are so excited about this new site. There I go with the hype again. Gosh, somebody stop me!

xoxo

PS So many of you complimented my sunglasses in my car wash post. They are from Forever 21 if you wanted to lurk over to their site.

34 comments:

Julia said...

I live in Santa Barbara, and we are having full blown June Gloom over here too. It was so nice all week though.... I'm sure your new site will be even better than all the hype! :) Happy Friday

X-Country2 said...

So SoCal CHEATS with tractors!? That's it, I'm never vacationing there again! :o)

Matt Runs 4 Funds said...

Is it me...or is it cloudy and rainy EVERYWHERE??

Pixie said...

You look so cute with your new iphone :) Enjoy your newbie!

JenZen said...

Yeah for the new iphone! Have fun playing and getting lost in it. Nice run pics - the beach looks so serene and pretty.

Librarian on the Run said...

I have to agree with Matt Runs 4 Funds that, yes, it is cloudy and rainy everywhere! The sun peeked out for about half an hour here (for the first time in a week), but now the sky looks just it does in like your pictures. I have to say, though - the cooler weather is not so bad for running!

Marlene said...

I'm sure you'll be back to your old fitness level in no time! I'll bet your body appreciated the rest.

I would not be smiling like that at 6am... haha.

See ya Monday at the new digs!

B.o.B. said...

I think you look cute in your running gear too! But, I know what you mean about not feeling your greatest looking while out for a run. Can't wait to see the new blog on Monday! Have fun at the wedding.

Amy said...

Beautiful beach photos! I'm so jealous!!

The Northerner said...

My SIL lives in Long Beach and talked about June Gloom, but I didn't understand until I saw these pics. Still though, the beach and trees are so pretty!

The Reality of Happily Ever After said...

YAY! Glad for you to get out there and do what you love... thanks for your encouragement about The Shred... sheesh!

I will make sure I update your picture/website on my sidebar on Monday...

Look forward to your new site -- IT IS an exciting day for you!!

Stacy said...

Yay for getting your new Iphone! Glad that it came on the actual day. That's a huge sign that your day was going to be a good one :)

Also, kudo's for getting out there and running a couple of miles sans the barking seal cough. Sounds like you are on your road to good ole' recovery.

Es said...

Cute outfit!

kristen said...

Wow - such a high maintenace beach ;)

Lacey Nicole said...

you are looking great out there on your early morning run :) i love the photos!!! i almost feel like i am out there running, too...

Legallyblondemel said...

Ah, June Gloom. Maybe the one time of year I don't get homesick for the California weather!

Looking forward to your 3GS review & of course the rollout of your fancy-pants new site Monday!

Alisa said...

Yay! Awesome pictures. I'm not in love with the blue shirt either but it's way better than the other ones I have from RnR races.

At least you only have one month of gloom, it's often "all year long gloom" here.

Glad you're feeling better! 2 miles is still 2 miles chica. I only did 3.5 yesterday. It happens.

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

I ACCIDENTALLY peaked at your new site. I think. When I went to check my blogroll to make sure it was your chicrunner.com address it took me to what looks like your new site and I just wanted to say it looks fan-freaking-tastic and I can't wait for it to be done!

It's SO YOU!!!

Have a fun weekend :-)

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

peeked* not peaked. Ha!

Justin and Jenn said...

I LOVE your outfit in the phone picture. SOO cute! And you most definitely can link to me. I loved your questions by the way!

rinus said...

Thats early this morning and a nice beach to run...
Nice running pic to see and have a nice weekend.
Rinus.
www.rinusrunning.punt.nl

Miss E said...

Can't wait to be totally jealous of your new 3GS. Have a great weekend - sounds like you'll be busy with the wedding festivities! Take pics :)

Stuart said...

You make a lovely couple! Don't knock the gloom you'll be wishing it was still around come August!

Tara said...

YAY for new iphone!!!!!! boooooo to June gloom!!! Glad you're back on your feet! you'll be cranking out high mileage befoe ya know it! Have a great weekend and a fun time at the wedding

Nicole said...

Ummm if i could run on that path every day, i think id die and go to heaven. SO jealous!!

those sunglasses were mad cute. forever 21 is pretty fly. haha

if you ever wanna really drive a tractor, my dad has a pretty big green one you could take for a spin. i dont have the slightest clue how to drive it, but it might be fun learning hahaha!

its been cloudy and rainy in MI too. your not alone my SoCal friend.. :) have fun at the wedding, and be sure to bring your id ;)

jlc said...

Yay for iphonessssss!!! Ohhh it was the best purchase i ever made in my life -- you will LOVE yours!!!


Haha and just wait until you start blogging from it.... happy weekend hun! ;)

Kappa Prep said...

Hooray for getting an iPhone!! You live in such a pretty area, I had NO idea you were in CA!!

Es said...

June Gloom is better than 5 months of freezing cold, snow and gray skies, well at least in my opinion anyway.

Billy Burger said...

Dang, I have some serious iPhone and running path envy right about now.

Denise said...

Finally!! I fixed my blog updates for you. I had to add you again because I still wasn't getting them. Whew. All better.

Mrs. Stethoscope said...

Not sure what happened but none of your post for the past two weeks updated in my reader. I wondered what happened to you... question.. I'm training for under armours baltimore half marathon.. I have tried out a ton of hydration systems what do have you tried and liked?

Natalie said...

Totally jealous about where you get to run! I miss the beaches in LA even more after seeing that. We've been rainy and grey too, but it's Portland so I guess that's normal. It's definitely NOT normal for it to be the end of June and we still have to wear coats! But again, I guess that's a Pacific Northwest thing?

I hope your phone's finally activated and working. Two days later and I STILL can't stop playing with mine! haha

Natalie

Vava said...

Nice! My wife gave me an IPhone for my birthday last month and it is a GREAT toy! Congrats.

kanishk said...

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