Star came back from Barcelona on Friday afternoon and look all the gifts he brought for me! :lol:
Although everytime he goes for business trip I tell him not to “waste” money and that I don’t need anything. I love that he completely “ignores” me. And what’s even better, I love everything that he got for me!!! So… actually there’s no “waste” ;)
Let’s start: two fridge magnets (paella and la sagrada familia)
The cutest cup set ever!!! I love Gaudi’s work and cups! Magic combination!
another cute mug (I collect mugs)
two oven holders
biscuits (I’ll save these for mom)
and dark chocolate covered almonds.
these are all for me ;)
and then… a race!!! My first race in 2011! By George 5 & 10 K.
Our running group planned to do a 5k & 10k on Saturday. I wasn’t sure if I’m prepared to participate because of my knee issues. But after talking to Star, he encouraged me to go anyway. Because I have such great time with my running buddies, also my best friends, so even I have to finish the race walking, it worth it! ;) I’m so glad that I went!
Stretching. Our coach/leader Carlos insists that stretching before running is important! I never do but he’s a pro so we all did.
It was a beautiful day and flat course, just besides the river. But the wind was terrible. As Carlos put it: it was the IDEAL day to NOT run a race. :D
The 5k group before the race.
it was a small event, no t-shirt and a little disorganized but whatever ;)
I started slow and paid specially attention to how my knee feel. The first half was good, no pain. But when I turned back, I started to feel some pain on the left knee (again), so I slowed down. The pain persisted so I didn’t want to push it too hard. I switched to 1 min running, 1 min walking mode. 3-4 times of that and I reached the end point! I still have some comforts afterwards, but not too bad. I’m definitely going to the doctor this week. Something is going on there for sure.
We found another friend with his wife when we finished. So here’s the expanded group.
and then Carlos and Pablo arrived, they did 10k. Good job! :D
Once again I had so much fun with my friends. They’re all soooooo funny, specially Cesar, the funniest man in the world!!! Both Star and I love him!!! :D
I need to solve the knee problem ASAP because running is something that I really LOVE, both alone and with good friends!!!
Why something so good is so bad for us (all the runners out there have some kind of injury)?
Why we tend to love things that are bad for us?
Why we have to make tough choices in life (joy of running vs. pain)?
Q: What’s something that you truly love but you know it’s bad for you?