Six More Sleeps

I ran my last double-digit run on Saturday. I ran 10-miles, loosely covering between Miles 26, 1-5 of the course. Despite a really warm day, it was a decent run. In fact all of my runs last week were good. After so many bad runs, it's nice to have things trending in a positive direction now. That afternoon my cousin Jenna (who I visited in Arizona) arrived. She's in town through next week, which means she'll be here to cheer on race day! She hasn't been to one of my races since the Seattle RnR Half in 2009.

Yesterday we did the tourist thing and had lunch at Fisherman's Wharf.

Lunch with my cousins!
Lunch with my cousins!

It's so crazy that I was melting while running through here on Saturday, yet was absolutely freezing on Sunday with the fog and wind.

View of Coit Tower and the Transamerica Building
View of Coit Tower and the Transamerica Building

We also took a drive down Lombard Street, aka as the "Crookedest Street in America"...

Heading down Lombard St.
Heading down Lombard St.

...and visited the famous Victorian homes called the "Painted Ladies." In my almost 15-years of living here, this was my first visit to see them. They're located in a part of the City that I rarely go to. I've always wondered who lived in these mansions, so I googled it and found this cool article on one of the residents.

{Confession: we sang the Full House theme song while we were there...}

The Painted Ladies in San Francisco
The Painted Ladies in San Francisco

It’s hard to believe that race day is just six sleeps away. I don't know if I'm more excited or terrified, but I do know I'll love running through the streets of this city that I love so much!