The big thing over my weekend was mny very first trail race. And of course, because I have no concept of moderation, I chose a Half Marathon. The Del Dios Half Marathon also offered a 10K but why? Go big or go home right? Especially considering that Jenn and Vanessa were tackling yet another 50K over in Malibu Canyon.
Skirt by Spandits, socks by ProCompression, Visor by Headsweats, Shoes by Hoka One One, arm sleeves by Louva gear and bra by Moving Comfort.
This was my original outfit I had planned. I wanted to wear the new ProCompression holiday sock but it had rained the day before and I didn't want to risk getting them dirty. HAHA! Well, one of my friends informed me that wearing a lime green solid colored skirt might not be a good idea either. So I switched to my black Spandits skirt instead.
Me and my favorite Stuftmama!
Several of the San Diego Moms Run this Town Chapter members decided to do this race as well. So we had to take a group picture!
And at least 3 of us ran the race in Hokas! #goHoka indeed!
It was a beautiful course around Lake Hodges with even more beautiful weather. In fact, one lady saw my outfit that morning and asked me if I was from Alaska because I was dressed for much warmer weather. Haha!
This sign on a little footbridge we had to cross, said it all!
Seriously, the splendor of God's playground. Incredible!
I was lucky to catch a picture of the speedy Kristin passing me by on the loop!
I felt like I was flying over those downhills!
Check out gorgeous Lake Hodges!
And let me tell you something about this beautiful lady - Cristina! She was the most positive encouraging soul and never let me stop. My foot hurt. My shin hurt. My knee hurt. She never let me stop! And smiled the whole time. Bless this woman!
At the finish line, I met up with fellow Orange Mud enthusiast Jonathan. He came in 4th OVERALL! Beast!
This is his hat and his pint glass! Living vicariously!
I will say it was a success because I wasn't DFL, I did not DNF or even DNS! WIN!
I went home, got cleaned up and took S to a birthday party. Perfect opportunity to rock my new Alice hat from prAna. They have free 2 day shipping right now! And use code JOLLY25 for 25% off your next order!
Later that night, we went to see Santa and Rudolph at Santa's House in Poway. Did you know he lives in Poway??? Now you know! It is a magical experience for kids and adults!
The whole SD Family with Santa!
Sunday, after our morning tradition trip to Costco gas and Trader Joes, we attended the Gingerbread Kids event put on by the Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego County. It was marvelous and SD Dad and I learned a lot from the panel of speakers and the kids made awesome gingerbread houses.
And finally, D, S and I tried out a new juicer we were sent for review and giveaway. More on that tomorrow!
PHEW! Action packed weekend but so much fun! I have been bitten by that trail running bug andI can't wait to do it again. What about you? Tell me about your weekend. Have you ever tried a trail race?
As always, I wish you Happy Feet,