awesome weekend

What a great weekend.

On Saturday, I started the day at 6am, drove over to Crissy Field, around 7am started my jog over to the Ferry Building and ran back (about an hour and a half give or take), met up with IronTeam, did an hour bike spin, and ran for another 30 minutes afterwards.

In the afternoon, Katina and I went shopping. We got this cool Yamaha receiver, bought some clothes as I'm wearing out my current rotation of shirts.

That evening, we went out with my parents for Japanese food at Kirala. Highly recommend the Uni, the Unagi, and the baby lobster robata.

Sunday was a gorgeous day for a bike ride. I started from my house at 7:30 am, up Claremont Ave (had to stop 4/5ths up as my legs were tired) but then continued till I got to Orinda. I met up with an old friend though I wished more than one person showed up. We did the 3 Bears bike ride loop and it was a gorgeous day for it. We finished up by going up Wildcat Canyon and I got home around 11:30am.

The Raiders won (finally, so they're 3-4). I went to my favorite bike shop and bought a few things, more shopping :-)

After doing some work/chores, Katina and I took a walk to the market and came back home for some dinner and then back to work/some stretching/some hot chocolate before bed.

Not a bad weekend.

Claremont Ave.

I got back on the bike today, outside for the first time since Ironman in the end of August. I climbed Claremont Ave, rather slowly but made it to the top. It's my benchmark ride so I am still in better shape than I was 2 years ago. I was probably in better shape last year but I have 10 months or so to go till the next Ironman.

cold remedy -> salt water up your nose

I wish I had heard this on NPR or looked online for this solution 3 or 4 weeks ago. I had a bad cold that turned into a sinus infection that lasted for three weeks and all I needed to do was snort saltwater. I'll have to remember this for next time.

More info…
"Rinse with saline sprays. Saltwater rinses — or saline sprays — thin your mucus and get rid of irritants. Use an over-the-counter nasal saline spray, or flush your nostrils with warm salt water. The ratio of salt to water is approximately 1/8 teaspoon salt to 1 cup of water. Use a suction bulb or put some of the warm salt water in the cup of your hand to sniff it up one nostril at a time."