Yesterday I did the color run again! I did the color run back in 2012 and that was actually the first time I ran for more than 4 minutes straight! I had actually not planned on running the whole thing because we were just going for the color and the fun. Somehow I got “stuck” with two friends of my friends who were used to running half marathons so I don’t know what happened, but I guess the competitor in me set in because I ran the whole 5K with them! When we finished, I was so proud of myself. That’s when I started to believe that I could actually be a runner. Since then I have ran 3-4 mile (5-6KM) runs on a regular basis (and 10K over the holidays actually) and I am in much better shape. As I was running the course this time around, I took advantage of the moments and took some time to reflect for myself on how far I have come. If you are just starting out, I can really recommend the color run! There are people of all ages and all sizes participating and they don’t even track your time. Its a fun run, and the only requirement is that you have fun!
The color run this year was bigger and even better than last time around. We were also more prepared with a change of clothes, a towel for the seat in the car after and some snacks. After the run, they have a concert with music, dancing and lots and lots of color throws! And with San Francisco summer weather, it was a perfect Saturday!
Ready for the color throw (with a plastic bag on my phone)
Yes you read that right! I signed up for the San Francisco Half Marathon in July. I have been playing with the thought of a half marathon for quite a while now and I decided it was time not to be a chicken anymore! I was sold on the race when I saw I would be running across Golden Gate Bridge. I guess running across the bridge should be on everyones bucket list right? I admit, the awesome medal you get also helped. I am hoping for nice not to warm not to cold weather, but then again it starts at 5.32AM. Yes there is that. I did not see that until I signed up.
I have been running between 3-4 miles a few times a week for a while now so I think I will be able to train myself for this. Any good advice out there? Feel free to share!
Roti Indian Bistro: My favorite indian restaurant of all time!
I discovered this amazing restaurant when I was living out in the sunset a few years ago and it’s still the best indian I have ever had! It’s located at West Portal, which is a cozy little small town within the city itself. The street has multiple restaurants, lots of small mom and pap shops, and an cozy old theater redesigned to be a movie theater.
Roti Indian Bistro has a great atmosphere with warm colors and great authentic pictures from India. The restaurant appears to be family owned and the staff is really nice. What I assume is the owner is always there and very attentive. He has even offered me a free dessert or some tea on the house multiple times, I guess become I have become quite the regular:)
I love their Vegetable Pakoras as an appetizer and the Chicken Korma with Rice and Nan for the main course. The food is truly the best Indian I have ever had! I currently live downtown in Nob hill and even though it’s a good 20-30 minute drive to get there, I am there whenever I can convince anyone else to join me!:)