Monday, March 31, 2014

Competition makes people crazy!

I came across this article by the Telegraph, and Sebastian Coe shares what made him go the extra mile. I loved it so much and had to share. 
"It was a harsh winter (harsh enough to bring down a government) but I ran 12 miles on Christmas morning. It was a hard session and I got home, showered and felt pretty happy with what I had done.
Later that afternoon, sitting back after Christmas lunch, I began to feel uneasy but was not quite sure why. Suddenly it dawned on me. I thought: "I bet [Steve] Ovett's out there doing his second training session of the day." I put the kit back on, faced the snow and ice and did a second training session. I ran several miles, including some hill work."
I just laughed so hard, competition makes people nuts!!! In this case, in a crazy good way! 
Seb Coe beating Steve Ovett

Sunday, March 2, 2014

The Sunshine between the Showers

Finally getting much needed rain here in the Bay Area! Luckily, the skies cleared for Ab's first high school track meet. Yay! Captured this cool photo of her throwing the discus. 

Afterwards, headed back up to the city and had a wonderful urban hike. We always walk and walk and walk until we're starving! Mel's Diner hit the spot. I think I might be the only person who lives in San Francisco who really enjoys Pier 39. We found a secret walk with this beautiful view of the harbor and Coit Tower. And of course, the tulip festival is still going strong!

SOMA is growing on me, mostly because of this beautiful sparkling Bay Bridge at night!