Thank you so much for all your comments on my last post & joining me for a virtual long run! I loved hearing more about what is on your minds and hope we really can have the chance to do a long run together some day!
The last few days I have been visiting San Francisco to visit a friend, then see my Dad who was in town on business. While visiting my friend, I was lucky enough to get in some amazing bay area running.
Saturday afternoon, I ran just under 5 miles in the Marin Headlands — just north of SF. My friend had been raving about running in that area, but I had never been there. Our route was the perfect distance to fit in the afternoon just before the sun set. As a flat-land runner from Sacramento it was SO much fun to mix things up a little more both by running trails, and by running some steep hills. The bonus for getting up to the top of a steep hill… an amazing view! I mean, check this out!
Sunday morning I woke up to the (much needed!) rain coming down. We had talked about a longer run the night before, but I wasn’t really prepared for a chilly and rainy run. Luckily I was able to borrow a jacket and hat, and ended up having another incredible run! While I don’t have any photos because I didn’t want to ruin my phone by getting it wet, we ran around the Presidio and along the bay. It was beautiful to see just a glimpse of the Golden Gate bridge within the fog. Again it’s hard to avoid hills when running in SF, so we found ourselves running a few stairs and a hill to get back home. In the end, I think we ran almost 6 miles!
It was such a great weekend! It reminded me how much fun it is to run in new places and also with running buddies!
Where was the last new place you went for a run?