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Jesse and I celebrated our anniversary by running on part of the Dipsea and Sun Trail to Muir Woods.

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We did about seven miles before our dinner reservation at Koo in the Inner Sunset, our favorite Japanese restaurant in the city, where we failed to remember to take a photo but left feeling comfortably satisfied.

Last Sunday, Jesse and I ventured on our bikes again, and I can confidently say that the ride was better than all others before it.

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We started at Mike’s Bikes and rode the “backway” to Paradise Loop in Tiburon, by way of Belvedere. I haven’t mastered the art (or perhaps peril) or snapping photos while biking, so I didn’t take any photos, but the island was definitely as beautiful and opulent (in a Marin way) as I expected for the richest town in California.

This week, I’ve been good about getting in theΒ  required workouts.

On Monday, I swam my longest distance to date – 1.1 miles, or 34 laps. I feel good knowing that my swim technique and speed is improving, especially after how short of a time I’ve been swimming.

Tuesday’s 5.5-mile run was absolutely glorious, particularly because of these gorgeous views on what would be a nearly 80-degree day.

My scheduled lift and spin on Wednesday was cut a little short. I may or may not have drifted back into unconsciousness for 15 minutes longer than I would have liked after my 5am alarm, but I still managed a few compound weightlifting exercises and a 45-minute spin class.

Today is a rest day, and tomorrow I’ll take another spin class after a 30 minute weightlifting session.

This weekend, Jesse and I are eying this race on Angel Island after our trip last weekend was canceled due to a wonky ferry schedule. We’ll also be going on another long bike ride, likely in Marin.

With Wildflower less than a month (!) away, my goals are to continue to aim for bike rides longer than the 25-mile distance at the race, with my peak brick workout a 40-mile ride with a short, 10- or 15-minute run. When I accomplish this, I’ll start race day feeling much more confident than when I started this triathlon journey.