Saturday, March 21, 2009

Wake Up & Go!

The camera died, so Chris took a pic with his iPhone after the race
Bright & early this morning I ran a 5k in Carpenteria (a small beach community just south of Santa Barbara). The race had hills, trails, and it was raining! It was a cool, breezy & hazy morning-which was actually ideal. I haven't ran on any "trail" routes before, and the rocks were a bit tricky! But it was on a GORGEOUS trail on the bluffs right next to the ocean. Besides being beat by 4oyr old women (no offense to any 40+ it's just I feel I should be able to keep up!)the race was good. It has been almost a year since my last race, so it felt good to be back.
Next is a 10miler in Santa Barbara in April. Im looking forward to DYING in that race ;). Oh wait, Im training for a half marathon aren't I? Dang. Im toast.

8 comments:

Em Ybarra said...

good job! if i actually enjoyed running, that would sound fun to me :) but i always admire people who run like that, i think it's awesome! good luck on the half marathon!

Chris and Mari Spiker said...

thanks em, you are so sweet.

Adam & Samantha said...

good for you! that is so great and a good way to stay healthy! going to the gym and working out is starting to kick my butt. maybe one day ill run like you.

Dominique said...

You Rock Mari! And with a bod like that I'm never standing next to you again. ;)

the organic kitchen said...

Good job Mari, even if an old lady 40 year old beat you!

Jeni said...

Woohoo! I am starting to run too. Gotta lose some pounds! :) Way to go!

The Queen said...

A) you are hot.

B) you are crazy. I have never understood why on earth anyone actually ENJOYS running. But then again I am about 15 lbs overweight and seriously out of shape. hehehe

good job!

Trevor and Shelby said...

Mari you inspire me. Good for you. And Trev tells me he thinks it's your hubby's birthday today, so wish him a good one for us if it is.