I can’t seem to catch a break, and the San Francisco Half Marathon with another race that ended up being long. Not because my GPS told me I ran long, but because the lead biker directed the wrong way, which added roughly .2-.3 to the race. I had a great time at the San Francisco Half Marathon and it was my fastest time in nearly three years; I just wish the time reflected that. Ultimately we weren’t directed the wrong way, I would have run somewhere around 1:29.30. It was still a much better and faster effort than my half marathon in San Diego last month.
Recently I tried Wildgrain Box. It’s a bread box with all things carbs delivered to your door. Not just bread, but my box contained pasta as well as cinnamon rolls and brioche buns! It’s a like a runner’s dream!
Living in the middle of nowhere is hard. These days, I’m making one trip “into town” for all of my grocery needs. It takes roughly 90 minutes round trip to get to the local towns that have things like restaurants, bigger grocery stores, and even bakeries. That’s a far cry from New Jersey when I had three targets within 5 miles. Anyway, I was excited to find Wildgrain Box, which delivers bread straight to your door.
If you know me, you know I’m the queen of easy recipes. That’s how the Easy Shepards Pie Recipe was born. One day on TV, I saw an ad for Shepard’s Pie. When looking for recipes to make it, I found most of them to take more time than I would like. I didn’t want to mash my potatoes or spend hours cooking my vegetables.
On the way up to San Francisco, we stopped at Maggie’s Sunrise Cafe in Bakersfield. There are two locations, and we ended up stopping at the one at Rosedale. The Rosedale location is open from 6:30 am-8 pm, and the East Hills location is available from 7 am – 2 pm.
I’ve eagerly awaited the Brooks Levitate 5 update after I heard they were finally changing the upper. The upper who cares? Previous versions of the Brooks Levitate cut through my heel like a razor blade. I rarely have that problem with running shoes, and I was also not the only one too. There were a few design flaws with the shoe in general after it changed uppers: it always felt awkward because the bottom was so heavy. With the lightweight upper and heavy bottom, the shoe just felt clunky. Anyway, this year Brooks is giving people the option of the original upper or the upper they’ve used the last few versions.
Another thing to note is the Brooks Levitate 5, and the Brooks Levitate 5 GTS are two different shoes. The GTS is the stability version (that was once the Bedlam). Brooks has named all of their stability versions “GTS,” which I think was a dumb move. Now people think they discontinued their favorite shoe or might mix and match the GTS versions to the neutral. Brooks did this by renaming Moving Comfort sports bras, and it did not do well for them.