went for a run with max in the morning in golden gate park, it was cold and cloudy, but once we got going it was nice. we took it easy and did a very relaxing 6 miles while natalie cruised around with the pup.
then it was back to the apartment where we made/prepared:
half an unturky
chocolate cake (we didn't make that, max brought it over)
then max came over and we ate ourselves sick and laughed ourselves silly while drinking wine and watching 'ab fab'.
we also managed to play a game of trivial pursuit (max stomped all over us) and open the four(!) birthday presents max brought for me.
headed down to pinnacles national monument for a day of climbing with max and his roommate. i'd heard horrible things about the rock down there but it turned out to be pretty good. it's weird brecchiated stuff with tons of pebbles and cobbles stuck in it, and it LOOKS like it should be loose, but it's not.
a friend of ours met us down there, and he put up a scary 10d and a HARD 11b, both of which i go on (but only on top rope). i led a 9, -- which was fun! -- a 6, and an 8, and by the time we were all done it was time to head back.
saturday started out rainy, but cleared up. we slept in, and i did a bunch of errands while natalie did homework, and then we watched the third harry potter movie, which i hadn't seen. i think it is far and away the best of the three.
sunday morning i ran in the 'run to the far side' which is a 10k (my first). i was hoping to run 7:30 miles, and ended up running 7:10's which pleased me. 10k is NOT my distance, and there weren't any hills, so i'm extra-pleased with my time.
sunday afternoon i went riding with s. again. we did the tiburon loop, which is a nice easy 40 miles, and took it slow and enjoyed the ride.