Monday, March 31, 2014

Monday, March 31, 2014

Monday was walk2werq Monday and I had a grand walk out to Presidio Terrace and then into work through Presidio Heights, Pacific Heights and Nob Hill on my way into work.  I picked up my laundry on the way so the walk came in at 8.1 miles.

Presidio Terrace is a private neighborhood that was developed right after the earthquake and billed itself as San Francisco's first 'whites only' neighborhood.  It's access controlled in theory, but nobody's ever stopped me from going in on foot or on my bike.   The sun was just starting to come up and I got a bunch of pics:









This is the view of the North Bay from Spruce and Washington.  I love this view and take pics of it all the time when I'm on my bike.  I'm hardly ever here on foot.


Lyon St Steps:



I love these superfantastic mansions on Broadway which I think is actually just on gigafantastic mansion:


Coming soon:  mansion


The view looking down Divisadero from Broadway:


Alta Plaza:


This is the pretty fountain in Huntington Park.  There was a man on the other side in the fountain climbing on the sculptures.  Was he hiding? pretending he was one of the telamones? taking a bath?  I'm not posting a pic of that because I don't think it's very funny the more you think about it, but it certainly was unusual:


I headed home for lunch and then went to spin and then a strength training class after work.  I'm still really struggling with the strength training class but it was really fun and I had a great time.  After, I crawled home for dinner.  We've got Sofi and Nisha for a couple of weeks while their daddies are on their honeymoon and they got dropped off around 8PM.  It's gonna be a crazy couple of weeks!

We've had a lot of rain this quarter and I'm disappointed with my low mileage.  However, I've been very active and I've been spending a lot more time in the gym so it hasn't been time wasted.  Even with all the rain, I don't think I should be getting any more exercise than I'm getting although I wish more of it was outside on the bike.  I think I'm still on track with my training and I feel terrific.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sunday I led an ALC training ride out to Lucas Valley.  We had great luck with the weather and had a great day.  I'm so proud of everybody who made it up Lucas Valley because that's a steep, windy hill. Here are some pics of the hotness:













I got home at about 6 and Mr. Poe made me dinner and then I got cleaned up and went to bed.  It had been a very long day.

Bike Mileage:

Today86.0
Week to date86.0
Month to date561.7
Year to date1,329.1
To Goal6,670.9
Over (Under) plan(709.3)
YTD Mileage vs Last Year(353.1)
Rolling Year7,639.0
Since Inception 10/1/0749,119.8

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Saturday, March 29, 2014

It was pouring down rain on Saturday so riding outside was out so I headed into the gym in the morning and took a spin class.  After I went and met Mr. poe at Safeway and then we headed home for lunch.  After, we headed up to the Palace of the Legion of Honor.  They had an Impressionism exhibit from the National Gallery that I was lukewarm about.  Impressionism just isn't my thing.  But I love the permanent collection and took many, many pics:


I think this is the most valuable paining in their permanent collection.  And I like it:



I love the architecture of the museum:


This is a new room that isn't yet open to the public.  I love the red.  So dramatic.  I look forward to seeing it when it's finished:







Mr. Poe thought this El Greco was Count Chocula.  Is he wrong?



We headed over to the Queen Wilhelmina Garden to check on the tulips.  It was super pretty:





We headed home.  Mr. Poe's garden is coming along.  We won't have a dazzling year but it's gonna look pretty good:


I went and visited with Mr. Chris towards the end of the day.  Then I headed home for Chinese food.  Poor Mr. Poe' still under the weather with his cold.   We didn't stay up late.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014

Friday I was up early and decided to walk into work.  I came down on Muni with Mr. Poe and dropped off my stuff at the office and then made my way for Russian Hill.  The sun was starting to come up and I took some pics:

This building on




I love this super modern mansion resting on the old, crumbling rock wall:


The view of downtown from the top of the Vallejo Steps:





Then I made my way over to Grace Cathedral on Nob Hill:








The gorgeous Masonic Auditorium across the street from Grace Cathedral:







This was built as NBC Radio City in 1942.  It's so modern and fabulous:


I headed South of Market.  I love this building going up on 5th:


I headed over to Folsom and then made my way to Russ.  Which is such a pretty street if you aren't put off by the peeing homeless dude.


Fantastic mural:



They've closed the last block of Russ off for traffic.  With mixed results.  Lets see how long it lasts:



I headed into work.

I went to a spin class over lunch and the instructor completely melted down.  I'm used to his drama but he absolutely outdid himself with an impassioned plea for people to stop taking his class if they didn't want to follow along because it ruins his rhythm.  WTF???  I kept my mouth shut because I don't want any part of this crazy train.   Let's see if he's still the instructor next week.

After work I headed through Union Square and then made my way SOMA.  I love the Contemporary Jewish museum.  It's so glam:






I headed to the Mission.  It was  a gorgeous day in Dolores Park.



I went and got Mr. Poe dinner and then I headed home.  My combined mileage for the day was 11.2.  We didn't stay up late,  Saturday was a big day.