last night my friend amy and i went to our first giants game. we were super laggers and only made it for the last two innings. but we did make it in time to grab some beers. priorities! we had fun even though the giants lost the game. afterwards we ended the night with escape from new york pizza and another beer in the neighborhood. ah, the guilt. we had such a great time so it was worth it. but i have to admit a major run is on my agenda tonight!
while in nyc i was all about navy… as usual! new york was pretty awesome. i had never been there before and i wondered if i would have the itch to move there after visiting. i came to the realization that i could do it for a year if i was a trust fund baby and i could come back to my sf apartment after my adventure on the east coast came to a close. i’m dreamin’. point being- i love nyc, but i’m a san francisco girl through and through. while visiting i stayed with my friends erika and beau. they showed me all around manhattan and brooklyn. we visited museums, central park, soho, the chelsea market, greenwich village, williamsburg, and much more. i can’t wait to go back for another visit. but i think it’s going to be awhile until that happens. sigh.
well in the case of my blog name two best friends running around the streets of san francisco singing past the mission by tori amos. a few years back chime and i came to san francisco for a long weekend. i remember the weather was perfect- no jackets needed, even at night. that’s big here! anyway, we stayed with her cousin in the mission district and spent the weekend walking around the city, shopping downtown, enjoying some cocktails (as evidenced above), dancing a ton, and brunching at boogaloo’s. with all that time spent in the mission, one thing led to another and we were singing the song. it was just fitting. seriously, we had THE best time on that trip. we still talk about it to this day. it was the first time i had ever stayed in the mission and i fell in love with the neighborhood. it was also that trip that made me think brian and i should check out places in the neighborhood. now here we are almost four years later.
so when i started thinking of blog names a little over a year ago, i thought of the fond memories from that trip and laughed. i thought, hmmm… “past the mission, i like it”. the name speaks to where i am in my life right now and it’s based on good memories from the past. pretty song too. sing it… past the mission and i smell the roses.
it’s been a little bit since my last post. i’ve been as busy as can be: grading, running, spring cleaning like no other, and street selling (not too much luck on this go round). things have been going quite well lately (finally got the desk all finished) and i’m looking forward to so many cool adventures coming up. our friend adrianna is visiting soon (can’t wait to show her sf), we’re heading to nyc in about three weeks, and i just recruited a bunch of friends to run bay to breakers again this year. woo-hoo! lots of fun events to come. ah, spring is almost here.
as for the rest of the weekend, i’m planning on making a slow cook soup tomorrow and taking a longer run. i need to start upping my milage in preparation for bay to breakers and another half marathon in june. a full marathon is not happening. i was trrrippin’! as long as i beat my race times from last year i’ll be happy. so basically i’m in competition with myself!