Daily Archive: December 2, 2012

Eleven Day Rewind

Posted by Lauren

I accidentally haven’t posted about my workouts in eleven days. I don’t think anyone noticed. Regardless…

Week 8 and 9 (my 12-week workout plan) About half of the time I managed to follow the schedule, that might be a new record!

Wednesday: Scheduled – 5×1000 track
Completed – 5×1000 sprints with 3:00 minute walk between intervals. I liked these.

Thursday: Scheduled – 50 min tempo run
Completed – Turkey Trot 10k (47:10 time, 7:36 pace)

Friday: Scheduled – Tina’s strength workout 8C and 3 mile run
Completed – I don’t remember if I I did 8C or not, but I found this photo on my camera roll. I guess I covered the planned 3 miles and walked to 5?

Saturday: Scheduled – Tina’s strength workout 3A
Completed – I went with Nicole to the gym near our mom’s house. I spent 30 minutes on the elliptical and then did 65% of 3A since Nicole and I were in a hurry to get to Steve’s birthday party!

Sunday: Scheduled – 16 mile run
Completed – Totally forgot about this!! I was not in the mood to run 16 miles in the dark or on the treadmill (uh, yikes!) so I ran for an hour on the treadmill and glided for an hour on the elliptical. 13 miles total.

Monday: Scheduled – Tina’s strength workout 3B + treadmill hill hike
Completed – did everything as scheduled, except I bicycled instead of the “treadmill hike”

Tuesday: Scheduled – 5 mile recovery run + core workout
Completed – I think I did this? Can’t find any pictures. I remember baking these cupcakes afterwards!

Wednesday: Scheduled – 6×600 track
Completed – 6×600 sprints with fast 200 meter jog between intervals. I definitely didn’t want to do this, but I’m happy I just went to the gym and got it over with.

Thursday: Scheduled – 30 minute tempo run
Completed – NOTHING! I needed a rest day so I took one! I won’t skip this week’s tempo run though, promise.

Friday: Scheduled – Tina’s strength workout 3C and quick 3 mile run
Completed – after Katie’s play, I did the 3 miles and then heavily modified 3C to take 1/3 of the time. It was 11:15 PM when I finished so you get why I wanted out. ;)

Saturday: Scheduled – Tina’s strength workout 4A
Completed – 1 mile warm up, abs, modified 4A (ran 400m instead of front squats for the 4 sets)

Next time I won’t wait eleven days, promise.



Buckshot Night

Posted by Lauren

I’m having such a lazy Sunday and I love it.

I woke up at 11:15 AM, after a late night in San Francisco with some friends.

See, I can hang, Nicole!

Earlier this week my coworker Olivia suggested we get our group together for a night at Buckshot (3848 Geary Blvd), one of my favorite bars in San Francisco. I briefly blogged about it before, and I’ll say it again: I love that bar. It’s kinda out in the middle of nowhere, but everyone who shows up is ready for a good time – skee ball, shufleboard, darts, DJ dance floor, $2 PBRs….

Last night I arrived in SF around dinner time and took a taxi to Krizia and Laura’s apartment. They put up a mini Christmas tree and it’s so cute! I doubt my roommates and I will use any holiday decorations at our place, but that’s ok because I get a good dose of cheer every time I go to my mom’s house. /Tangent.

Anyways, the three of us walked down to Polk Street for a quick dinner at Bell Tower. Laura wins the award for best dinner pick – her mushroom ravioli was just drool worthy. SF locals, try that out! After dinner the three of us went to Anthony’s (my old boss) apartment in the Marina. I had a generous glass of wine, my cousin Aaron joined us, and then we caravanned (thank you LAURA!!!) to Buckshot.


3 of 4 coworkers showed up (Olivia, Aman, and Anthony – shame on you, Joe). Aman went to the Google holiday party so that explains why he’s in a tux instead of flannel. Kyle and his roommate Darrin came as well. Right as we were leaving, Sean aka Mr. Bacon showed up! It was so nice having everyone together for dancing, games, and a few cheap beers.

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So, now it’s 5 PM and I should probably get out of my pajamas and be productive. I started my morning with a waffle and eggs, incessantly snacked on goldfish and cereal while watching a great deal of football… Krizia and I are up against each other this week in fantasy and it’s been neck-and-neck the whole day!

What did you do this weekend?