You know you live in San Francisco when your hair stylist, Willow, has an 18-inch, rainbow mohawk, is covered in tattoos and piercings and gives a beautiful dry cut, for half of what the others typically charge. A year of conservative, pre-wedding haircuts left me wanting something different last night and after a short consultation, Willow talked me into some Kortney Kardashian-esque bangs! He assured me they wouldn’t be short and lime green, though he could do that too if I wanted. They’re super cute and fun but catching a glimpse of myself in the mirror is still a bit shocking–so I’ll hold off on posting photos for a few days until I actually know how to style them!
The hubs and I met up with some friends over the weekend for a chili cook-off and to watch an afternoon football game. As a healthy side dish, I whipped up a version of this fresh Fall salad with radicchio, endive, red leaf lettuce, sliced red red pear, and my homemade sugar & spice walnuts–which I topped with the recipe’s simple but delicious diced shallot dressing. Between the sliced pear and the dressing, I could have eaten the entire bowl.
After putting it off for a couple of weeks, I’ve finally settled on a half marathon training plan! Now I just need to actually get my butt in gear and run. I chose this one over the intermediate plan because it keeps the weekday mileage low, something I know my body needs especially once those longer 10+ milers come along. I’ll most likely swap out some of the 3 milers to do some weekday cross-training and, since I’m not running this race for speed, I’ll keep the pace runs the same as my usual, ~9 minute miles.
The training plan has been added to my Google Calendar and shared with my two half marathon running buddies since we’re all training separately.
- Monday: Rest
- Tuesday: 3 mile run + strength work
- Wednesday: 4 mile run
- Thursday: 3 mile run + strength work or cross training at the gym
- Friday: rest
- Saturday: 7 miles
- Sunday: 60 minutes cross-training
New hairstyles: How often do you get the itch to do something different? For me it’s always happens once fall weather arrives.
Race runners: Follow a strict training schedule or do you modify based on how you’re feeling?