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Rice-a-roni, the San Francisco Treat!

So this weekend pretty much was amazing! I had so much fun in one of my favorite cities and I was so happy to meet up with Tara, Kristin, Aron, Page, and Martiza. I stayed with Tara and Martiza and we had a blast together. They live in the Easy Bay so I wasn’t technically in San Francisco the entire time but we did make it into the city on Sunday. I landed in the afternoon on Friday and we took my luggage back and got prepped to grab a late lunch/early dinner. We ended up at this AMAZING Mexican restaurant and I had a veggie quesadilla. No meat for me, still going strong! It was SO good and we partook in some delish margs too. We had some fun that night and just hung out and talked.

We stopped by the grocery store on the way home to get some snacks and I saw this bottle of champagne. I LOVE champagne and this is pretty much the cutest bottle I’ve ever seen. :)

We ran Saturday morning and it was simply gorgeous! I got to run on the infamous Iron  Horse Trail and meet Aron’s doggies! They are so sweet, and huge in real life! I ran ten miles and felt pretty strong. I actually ran decent splits too, so that worked out great and I was happy with how I felt. I wore my new K-Swiss shoes which are actually broken in now and I really like them! I started with Maritza, ran a mile with the pups and Aron and Tara and then caught up to Kristin and was able to run the last 5 with her. It was a great day and to top off the wonderful running adventure we went to my favorite place in Walnut Creek for brunch and it was amazing per usual!

Then T, M and I laid around for about 5 hours and took naps and watched the Olympics. We were all lazy and tired! It was a great break though and we rallied up a little later to head out to dinner and finally met up with our friend Page! It was so fun and we ended up making an appearance at a bar that we normally go to as well when I’m up there. It was a blast.

Sunday was our day to go into the City, my favorite thing! I love San Francisco and driving over the bridges. We drove over the Bay Bridge and were soon in the city at Union Square.

Union Square area holds a ton of stores and sites. We wandered through Macy’s for quite a while and then realized that we were STARVING. Cheesecake factory at the top of Macy’s, overlooking Union Square it was. :)

Rain, rain, not surprising in San Fran!

To keep up with the ‘no-racing’ theme of the weekend we had some tasty drinks with lunch. It was delish and we were stuffed after! We then decided to try to walk it off a little bit and I wanted to hit up my fave store, Forever 21.

I saw this. Had too. <3

Then the mecca was spotted! Look at that little creeper in the picture. I was so excited and pretty much got lost in the three story Forever 21. Sadly, I didn’t buy anything because I wasn’t totally sold on any particular find, but they had a ton of cute stuff and T and M got a lot of cute stuff. It was a successful trip.

On our way back to the car, we saw a couple asking a homeless person if he wanted a pizza if they bought it for him. He responded, “Well… actuallllllllly.” We had to laugh. There was another sign that said ‘I’m not going to lie, it’s for beer.’ Well if it wasn’t done before I would have laughed at that one too.

Then I saw a traditional trolly and had to take a touristy picture on it as well.

Being the sports fanatic and Olympic lover that I am, and that T and M are, we got back just in time to watch the USA vs. Canada Hockey game and made up a pretty cool drinking game to watch and play while we cheering for our team.

1 drink = USA goal. 2 drinks = Canada goal. 2 drinks = Power play either team. 1 drink = Puck off the ice. 1 drink = Broken stick.

We were only playing with Coors light, so one drink was just a drink of beer. It’s not like we were taking shots or drinking a full drink. It was a great game though and we were super excited during it. Jasper was even excited and was holding up his foam finger for USA!

Then I got way sucked into Ice Dancing and was watching that until way too late and I had to leave the next morning :( Sad, sad times. BUT it was a great weekend, I got in a great run and am feeling ready to tackle the 5k this weekend and then a 20 miler next weekend. Then it’s taper time for LA! I can’t believe how close it’s coming. Thank you again to everyone who showed me another great time up in Northern California. It was HELLA FUN.

Today is the first day at my new job. :)


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  • Reply christina cadden

    Looks like you had a great time!

    February 24, 2010 at 9:01 am
  • Reply Robyn

    Looks like you had such a fun trip!

    February 24, 2010 at 9:03 am
  • Reply Bonnie

    Awesome. I want to visit SF so bad! Good luck with your new job!

    February 24, 2010 at 9:04 am
  • Reply Marlene

    SO jealous of your fun girls’ weekend in San Fran! Looks like a blast! Must have been a nice way to change things up from your usual racing weekends.

    February 24, 2010 at 9:22 am
  • Reply Ally

    What a fun weekend! And yay for the new job! Hope the first day is fantastic (I’m sure it will be).

    February 24, 2010 at 9:27 am
  • Reply liane

    What a fun weekend!
    have a great first day at the new job :)

    PS. I’m pretty much addicted to all things olympic at this point, I’m not sure how I will survive come Monday when it is no longer on

    February 24, 2010 at 9:42 am
  • Reply Jocelyn

    Sounds like a fun time! :) I had fun playing the drinking game with you girls

    February 24, 2010 at 9:44 am
  • Reply Sarah

    Your purse is super cute! What kind is it?

    February 24, 2010 at 9:49 am
  • Reply aron

    i am still mad we didnt at least get a pic at brunch of all of us!! BOOO :( oh well, next time!

    so glad i got to see you for a bit :) have a great first day at work today!!!

    February 24, 2010 at 9:57 am
  • Reply Marathon Maritza

    Have a great first day, pookie!

    I had so much fun with you up here, it was epic! Now I’ll move, then T moves and we will own SoCal. The End.

    February 24, 2010 at 10:01 am
  • Reply Vic

    Fun! And have a great first day at your new job. I bet it was great to unwind and recharge in SF before you get down to business.

    February 24, 2010 at 10:03 am
  • Reply Melissa

    Have an amazing first day at your new job!

    PS. The red bag you are carrying in those photos – I LOVE!

    February 24, 2010 at 10:10 am
  • Reply Lisa

    LOL, you went to La Fogata… I eat there ALL THE TIME. Looks like a fun trip.

    February 24, 2010 at 10:13 am
  • Reply Sesa

    Hey, my running club ran Iron Horse Trail last Saturday!

    I actually saw a brunette in a pink, long-sleeved top running, and I thought she was you, but she was running on her own. Glad you had a good time in the East Bay.

    Good luck on your first day!

    February 24, 2010 at 10:17 am
  • Reply Sydney Hunter

    good luck at your new job. Sure you will do awesome!!!!!! Your pics make me want to go to SF!

    February 24, 2010 at 10:22 am
  • Reply Heather

    good luck at the new job!
    your weekend sounds so fun!

    February 24, 2010 at 10:25 am
  • Reply David

    $10.50 for ONE FISH TACO?!? man it seems so unreal…you can get TWO (pretty spectacular) fish tacos here in tejas for 5 or 6 bucks…nuts.

    and union square is awesome–when i was there in August they had a huge art show and it was a clear, sunny day in the 50s…it was stunningly beautiful

    February 24, 2010 at 11:33 am
  • Reply Tara

    I LOVE you kooooooooooie! I am glad that you got to visit and we didn’t have to run a race! However, we drank and ate like it was going out of style! U-S-A! ♥♥♥

    February 24, 2010 at 11:40 am
  • Reply Alisa

    Fun weekend! Wish I was still in norcal too.

    Hope you have a great time at the new job.

    February 24, 2010 at 11:41 am
  • Reply Jessica

    Good luck at the new job!!!

    You and the red-head look like you could be sisters….seriously!

    February 24, 2010 at 2:50 pm
  • Reply Jess (Fit Chick in the City)

    Enjoy your first day at your new job! Sounds like you guys had a great weekend!

    February 24, 2010 at 2:56 pm
  • Reply Elisabeth

    Looks like a really fun weekend.
    Good luck with the new job today!

    February 24, 2010 at 5:12 pm
  • Reply Sarah

    Jealous of your fun weekend! I hope you had a great first day today, too!

    February 24, 2010 at 5:22 pm
  • Reply Holly

    Do you know how close you were to me?? My new man lives in Concord and I was there all weekend. Shoot! And why aren’t you coming on March 6th for Aron’s blogger run meetup? OR ARE YOU?

    February 24, 2010 at 6:03 pm
  • Reply Kari

    sounds like a great trip!! my husband and I used to live in the East Bay. he worked for the city of san ramon & i worked for danville. it’s so beautiful up there!! i miss it!

    February 24, 2010 at 6:17 pm
  • Reply DJ

    I’ve been to that forever! When I went to SF with Shawn. I was so overwhelmed that I didnt buy anything either!

    but… HE DID! haha. that little metro…

    February 24, 2010 at 6:56 pm
  • Reply Amy (Metz) Walker

    YOU look STUNNING in these pictures…oh to have a tan!

    February 24, 2010 at 7:21 pm
  • Reply Patricia (Run Foodie Run)

    Thank you for the pictures — totally missing SF now! Glad you had fun in my neck of the woods! :)

    February 24, 2010 at 7:59 pm
  • Reply The Laminator

    Aaaaahhh, all those odd twitter updates last weekend finally all make sense. Love the pics and the drinking game! I secretly heart SF…really really do. Anyway, great trip, great friends, what could be better! Glad you had so much fun!

    February 25, 2010 at 8:05 am
  • Reply Erin

    It looks like you had a great time! And good luck at the new job!

    February 25, 2010 at 8:09 am
  • Reply Page

    Yaya for Danica is the Baaay! It was so great to hang out…come back soon! Oh wait, I’ll see you in less than a month in LA. Eek!

    February 25, 2010 at 9:17 am
  • Reply Kristin

    Awesome weekend, glad you were here! I might be heading to So Cal soon, you will need to show me your running hood :) Good luck at the new jobie job! xoxo

    February 25, 2010 at 9:38 am
  • Reply nicole

    Sounds like a great weekend!! We should plan a girls trip & meet somewhere! ahh that would be AMAZING!

    February 25, 2010 at 10:38 am
  • Reply Jenny from Lucky in Love

    Looks like you had a blast! Hope your first day at work was great :)

    February 25, 2010 at 11:44 am
  • Reply Michael

    Excellent write up!

    I’m also in the East Bay, but enjoy reading blog write ups when people visit. I remember the first few times I visited the City, and the sense of adventure never really vanishes!

    February 26, 2010 at 3:17 am
  • Reply Caitlin @ Right Foot Forward

    Looks like you had an amazing trip!

    How is the new job going?

    February 26, 2010 at 12:33 pm
  • Reply RoadBunner

    I am so sad I was away the weekend you were here but it looks like you had an awesome trip! Next time!!!

    February 26, 2010 at 7:00 pm
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