So last time I checked in I was visiting family in St. Louis.
That’s been over two weeks ago, and it is been very busy since. My visit to St. Louis was filled with family, visits with lots of friends, a weekend trip to Austin meeting up with my husband (who was there that week for work) just us 2, leaving the baby with my parents back in STL 🙂
And arriving back to STL to some of the cold cold weather in the Midwest. Brrrr! I knew it was time to get back to Cali then.
My mom flew back to San Francisco with me, but we even had a cancelled flight the night we were supposed to fly back and a really rough flight with the baby and my mom when we did fly out.
Representing the Bay Birds Racing Team!
The 50K was supposed to be a confidence builder, but it was a tough course, with almost 7000 feet of climbing and very technical trails (Um, we climbed a 9 foot ladder at one point!) I went through a rough time from miles 18-25… There was a lot of climbing, many descents which tore my quads up and feeling lonely and wondering how I was going to get through the remainder of the day. But I finished the race really strong (passed 2 girls the last 5 miles to place 3rd overall) and now that I reflect back I know I am ready to take on 50 miles!
So after the 50k, it’s been getting back into our routine the past week and really relaxing. We won’t be traveling for the holiday season at all, just enjoying our family of 3 at home, hanging with friends, eating some good food and exploring around the Bay area!
OH! And one of the biggest milestones the past couple weeks is that my baby girl, now 15 months, has finally, finally started walking self sufficiently!!!
Here’s to a busy busy holiday coming up chasing after a toddler!
I’ll be back soon with more, just a check in and hope all is well!
Cheers and happy Turkey week!