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Here’s why I’ve been so absent from the food blog the past few months. Thought some of you might be interested in my latest adventure!

Running Tangents

If you came here to read something short and sweet, I’ve got news for you: You’re in the wrong place. Get ready for an epic tale of the longest race of my life!

Saturday (day before the marathon):
I spent the morning packing and making a playlist, then we headed to our favorite bagel place in Berkeley. We each had 2 bagels with cream cheese (truth be told, they Gypsy Runner had 2 bagels and a 1/3 of mine). Yes, we are pigs. But I was supposed to carbo-load, right?

It was a fairly uneventful drive out to Sacramento, though we did drive through about 5 different weather patterns.

We got to the expo at the Sacramento Convention Center around 2pm. Bib pick-up was a cinch, though the line for the t-shirts and swag could’ve been better organized. Altogether, the process took 10-15 minutes. We also met up with a…

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Running Tangents

Health update:
As some of you might know, I injured my thumb when I fell at the Cinderella 10K last month. I initially self-diagnosed it as a jammed thumb, but it eventually became more troublesome. It certainly didn’t help that I carried a handheld water bottle for almost 3 hours at the Lake Chabot Trail Challenge. What was initially only slightly irritating and tender became a constant source of pain. I knew it was time to go to the doctor when it was interfering with my sleep. Nothing gets my goat worse than a bad night’s sleep!

So on Wednesday, I finally made an appointment. It was my very first visit to Kaiser, on my independently-purchased health care plan. Everything went really smoothly — I was super impressed with how happy everyone seemed, from my doctor (the young, hip Dr. H), to the radiology tech, to the nice man…

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