Monday, May 20, 2013

Bay to Breakers, May 19

Here to stay...for now
It is that time of year again!  I ran in 70's style, and might have found a new path in facial hair style while running about the same time as last year (1:03:07 this year vs 1:02:40) which I was surprised by considering nagging running-related injuries which have plagued my performance for quite some time.  That is the thing I find most frustrating about running since all too often my love for the masochistic burn of holding pace is replaced with skin, foot, arch, heel, or knee pain.  Regardless, I felt pretty damn good after the run, and had the usual "must. beat. the. naked guy!" moment near the finish line.

After the race, I went home, then walked to the panhandle to join in the party, albeit in a rather sober state.  There were some amazing costumes this year (see below).

Weird balloon man on stilts.  My favorite!

So. Many. Bob Rosses?  Awesome.

Wait a second...

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Climbing in Auburn, May 5

Cori, Ben, and I went to Auburn to climb.  I haven't climbed with Ben for a long time, which is weird considering we climbed several times a week for years, including trips to Mexico, Spain, Italy, and a variety of US destinations.
Leading up Vacavillian (10b? 10b/c? 10d? 11a?)  It felt tough for 10b, that is for sure.