Monday, August 8, 2011

Running to the Ocean and Back

Sorry for the 2 week gap in blog posts, August is shaping up to be a crazy month. This past weekend was no exception. We started Saturday with an 11 mile run marking the end of half marathon training week 6. Our route took us from our neighborhood out to Venice beach and and back.

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Having the goal of running all the way to the beach mentally makes the run much more enjoyable because you have a goal in mind. This helped especially on this particular run since we were both feeling a bit sluggish throughout the whole run.

After our run, we cleaned up and hit the road for San Diego. Even though the drive took 3.5 hours, we still made it to the Del Mar Race Track in time to see a few races before heading over to the free Weezer concert after. Check out Del Mar Scene for more free concerts at the track. If you care about setlists like I do then you can see what they played here. Their cover of Radiohead's Paranoid Android might have been the highlight of the night. Next time we go to the races, we'll make sure to get there earlier so we have time to bet on some of the races.

Race #6 at Del Mar on Saturday
Wooo-eeee-oooo, I just look like Buddy Holly!
After that day, we slept well at Carly's parents house on Saturday night. The next morning we were off back to LA but first we hit up one of our favorite breakfast/brunch places, The Broken Yolk Cafe. We used to go here all the time when we were at UCSD but they have since opened up a bunch of locations including San Marcos.

Filled with omelets, quiche, hash browns, fruit, etc., we drove back to LA to catch a screening of Rise of the Planet of the Apes over at Fox Studios (ahhh, job perks). The movie was great, especially the work of Andy Serkis who played the main ape, Caesar.  He does an amazing job portraying creatures of all sorts from Golem to King Kong to Caesar.  Can't wait for the sequel.

That was it for this past weekend and now it's back to work.  More blogs coming soon, promise!

- Clayton

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