Monday, September 15, 2008

Playing Tourist & Tri Training

Another weekend gone!  My sister and her husband are now safely back in Chicago and I can start to settle back into "normal" life after three hectic weeks.  We did a bit of sightseeing while they were here:

Golden Gate Bridge

Coit Tower

Lombard Street

In Japantown I took a picture for Mario's international education:


Boyfriend also bought a Japanese electrolyte drink called, Pocari Sweat.  Sounds so appetizing:


I managed to swim 1500 yds today.  I only have two more visits to the pool until the triathlon.  I've been trying to practice sighting and lifting my head out of the water to see where I am going.  When you're in the pool you can stare at the ground and follow the black line.  I have a feeling that the murky, parasite-infested, lake of death the triathlon is sure to take place at will be sans helper-line.  I have no idea how I am going to swim straight because every time I lift my head, my body sinks and I start flailing around and choking on water.  I also got on my bike today.  Poor Ferdinand had a layer of dust on him.  I know.  Shameful.  But we reconciled and plan to spend more time together in the coming weeks.

You may be wondering about my running update.  Well, I didn't make it out for a run this weekend.  Long walks across bridges & up and down hills, yes.  But no runs.  And I consider this a good thing.  My leg feels 100% healed.  I can walk on it.  I can jump on it.  I can put high amounts of pressure on the area that used to be tender with no pain response (admittedly, the last time I resumed running before the DL Half, I failed at this third test).  The only thing I'm not quite sure of is whether or not I can run on it.  I intend to find out tomorrow.

7 comments:

The Bunns said...

We await Mario by the fire!!!!

furrybutts said...

Pocari Sweat! I saw it when I was in Japan, but none of us tried it, lol.. Mostly because of the very enticing name! Did BF like it?

ShirleyPerly said...

Wow, a beautiful blue sky day in S.F.! That Pocari Sweat drink is weird, though. Did anyone try it?

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Sounds like you are really looking forward to the swimming; not. Hope your shins are better :0)

losangelesdaze said...

I love Pocari Sweat! It is better than Gatorade in replenishing electrolytes and such (at least I feel it is). I always had one after horseback riding, soccer, softball, touch rugby...the list goes on, and I found that it made me feel better rather instantly. Given how hot and humid it used to be in Jakarta.

You should try it!

*aron* said...

i love getting to be a "tourist" in the city sometimes :)

good luck on the tri training!! you will do awesome!

RoadBunner said...

BF actually first tried Pocari Sweat when he visited Japan a few years ago. He loves it. I didn't try it but now wish I had after LA Daze's endorsement.