Here ya go. After almost 6 weeks back home, I’m finally posting some shots from our trip to California.
I promise you though. I have not been lazy.
I’ve been RUNNING!
Take a look at these totals. I cannot believe I’ve run this much. 170 miles in August. I’d say I was all in for August all right. I’m 45 miles so far for September and by the end of the weekend, I’ll be over 85. That’s right. I’ve got a 28 miler on Saturday and a 12 miler on Sunday on the ‘ole training log. I’m not the least bit nervous. I’m excited. The first 23 on Saturday will be with all my best buds at Galloway and then I’m sure Ron will run some with me on Sunday.
And then I’ll almost be there. Only 2 weeks left until Hinson Lake, and the next 14 days are all about taper.
During these last 6 weeks, I’ve really focused. I’ve tried to go to CrossFit as much as possible. I’ve made it 2x week every week and sometimes 3x. I’ve done my ITB exercises some. (I wish I could say I did more.) Lastly, I have watched my diet. I haven’t really stressed so much about what I’ve been eating but I have kept track of my weight. Two times this week someone noticed that I was loosing and I was so excited. I looked it up and I’ve lost 8 pounds since vacation. Yay!!
But enough about running and health. I owe you these awesome shots.
Aww…The Ferry Building along the Embarcadero. So pretty.
We toured in and around this building both on Saturday and on Sunday. We walked up and down The Embarcadero and had so much fun.
Safeway was Ron’s grocery store growing up so I had to get a picture the first time I saw one.
We had an awesome lunch at The Plant!
All the piers were cool and we both had a blast. The sea lions were so interesting, I could have watched them forever. The crowds were kinda big and that’s the only thing I didn’t care for so much. The next morning when we ran by all these sites it was very quiet. The smell of the sourdough bread baking was heaven on earth. San Francisco rules!
On the Monday after the marathon, we headed out of San Francisco and traveled down the Pacific Coast Highway toward San Luis Obispo.
First up was the lighthouse at the top of this post, Pigeon Point.
Pigeon Point might have been my favorite spot of the whole day! The have a hostel there and we met 2 bikers. They were headed to Mexico from Canada. I was impressed!
Our next stop was Pescadero State Beach.
The entire way was lovely. Sometimes I was a little scared. I didn’t get carsick but I was very glad Ron was driving.
We stopped at Carmel and had some breakfast at the cutest cafe.
Hearst Castle was breathtaking!
This view from Hearst’s bedroom was my favorite!
Limekiln State Park and the Redwood were gorgeous! I wished we could have stayed there for a week!
Bixby! Really really cool!
As we got closer to the place that we were getting off the PCH, I spotted this spooky rock. Can you see it in the distance in the ocean?
These shrimping boats were cool too.
Before we knew it our day was done and we had made it to San Lusis Obispo. I loved this city!
We walked around a little that night and then the next morning we had breakfast at Bliss Cafe and then toured the mission.
After we left SLO, we spent some great times with Ron’s family.
So much LOVE all around.
One day we went to Sequoia National Park and had a really BIG day!
And then on the next to the last day on our way to LA, we saw WINDMILLS!
Now our plan for retirement is after we hike the entire AT, we’re going to be camp hosts in California!
Love you all!
Gotta run. LOL
Bed is calling.
I’ll check back in one more time before my 50 miler and give you an update on my last 2 weeks of training.