Weekly Workout Recap, 8/12 to 8/18

I knew it was going to be a light week because most of Tuesday and Wednesday were devoted to traveling home from Aruba, so I’m not too upset about all the rest days. It’s been warm in the East Bay, and it’s been kinda nice just to kick back and enjoy it. I did manage to be somewhat productive!

Monday: 60 min Zumba at the Marriott Surf Club in Aruba. So humid! I don’t Zumba often, but I love it when I do. Everyone puts their own unique spin on the dance moves and it makes it so fun!

aruba zumbaTuesday: off (travel)

Wednesday: off (travel)

Thursday: off

Friday: off

Saturday: Run for the Seals 4 mile run! Roughly 11.54 min/mile, lots of inclines. Race Recap on the way. Half-assed dynamic warm-up, 10 min foam roll, hip strength 3 x 12 each move, clamshells 3 x 20 each side and bridges 3 x 20.

Run for the Seals 2013

Sunday: Yoga at home, 60 min

Run: 4 miles

Overall: Vacation-itis got the best of me when I returned from Aruba, but I stuck to some of my goals including: yoga, hip strength, cross-training, and more races so I’m happy with that. Vacationing in humid spots really throws me for a loop! I get into that humid weather and just want to lounge and drink and exert as little effort as possible. Here’s to getting back on track this week!

How do you get back on track after vacation? Do you struggle to work out in humidity or are you a pro at it?

Always, Sierra

I’m Back! Wish me luck!

After an 11 hour over-night layover in Charlotte, North Carolina, we made it back from Aruba safe and sound. The layover made for a long trip home, but we managed to entertain ourselves.

Waffle house

A post all about our trip is on the horizon. Also on the horizon for tomorrow is Run for the Seals, a 4 mile run in the beautiful Marin Headlands. Due to diligent tapering vacaition-itis, my legs are going to be super fresh. I haven’t ran since last Friday. Wish me luck!

Tomatoes and Sea Lions and Hills, oh my!

Omg guys, look at the size of my tomatoes!

home grown tomatoes

This is the first time I’ve been part of planting a garden, and I’ve never been so excited to see ripe tomatoes in my life. The big one in the front tasted like candy…sweet, juicy tomato candy. There’s even a tiny eggplant growing back there in that tangle of greenness! I think I’m ready for 50 acres and a plow.

I’m also ready for my next race…Run for the Seals 2013!

run for the seals 2013

The race is August 17th and there’s a 2 mile fun run/walk or a 4 mile run. A couple of years ago I did the 2 mile fun run/walk with my girls Y and A. I showed up in jeans and hiking boots with a chihuahua in tow.

Run for the Seals 2010

The course was gorgeous, and we had a great time dog and costume watching. This year, Y and I signed up for the 4 mile run. Being in the Marin headlands, I’m expecting the course to be on the hilly side. The website also says it’ll be a self-timed event, i.e. no chips, so this run’ll be more for fun and less about PR city.

Run for the Seals is a fundraising even to benefit The Marine Mammal Center, a great organization that helps rehabilitate and re-release sick, injured or orphaned marine mammals. I volunteered there a few years ago, and it was extremely rewarding and extremely smelly.


Some of the animals that came in were in heart-breaking condition. This is Abagnale, a sea lion who got entangled in fishing line, and one of the success stories. He eluded rescuers for almost three weeks, but we were eventually able to rescue him, rehab him at the center, and release him back into the wild. It was an awesome experience.

There’s more information about the Marine Mammal Center here, and more information about the race here. Come out and Run for the Seals!

Always, Sierra

Are you running for the seals?

Do you have a vegetable garden? Are you more green thumb or more black thumb? Truth be told, I’m more black thumb. I always forget to water stuff!

Anybody know what I can do with green, unripe tomatoes that fell off the vine?