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Friendship: The San Francisco Treat

So this past weekend, as you know, I was up in San Fran for work, and it was simply lovely. I stayed in the Hyatt Regency at the Ferry building for the first few days while I was working in the city. It was a gorgeous.

This was the view from my balcony. I had never been on a work trip before and it was weird being up there all by myself but it was so fun, and I got to meet up with a ton of different friends from so many different places! First off though, there was work to be done and a course to be run!

The course starts right by the Ferry Building which is also right outside my hotel. I have never been inside the Ferry Building in my many trips to San Fran and I have always been curious. It is so pretty and right in downtown.

Then we ran down the course to the Fisherman’s Wharf area which is always a hussle and bussle area. It’s always the craziest part of town and I love the vibe down there. Everyone is just hanging out and there are so many tourists.

The course goes along Fisherman’s Wharf and right by Ghirardelli Square! As you can tell the weather was simply amazing!

Ah, the golden gate. It was fun being on this side of it again, seeing that last time I saw the Golden Gate I was cruising under it on vacation! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a day like this here.

A closer picture of the bridge.

Then we ran up about 200 stairs to go to the little visitor center that is at the Golden Gate and snap some pictures. It took me back to when I ran San Fran last year! It was such a fun race and I remember running it and wanting to soak it all in. I still am enamored with this area!

This is looking back across the course after you pass over the Golden Gate. It is so gorgeous and though the view most likely won’t be the same early race morning, I’m still looking forward to the run again this year.

Later that evening I became a little social media nerd and went to a Mashable Event downtown with my friend Page. It was so much fun and there was a fire station we walked by on our way back. Of course I had to take a picture. It just wouldn’t be the same without a fireman picture now would it?

The next day was more running of the course and also sending off a friend for a 24 hour run for cancer. It was simply awesome to see his excitement and to see his humbleness! He was so calm and just joking with all of us there at his send off. It is great to see what some people can do when they set their mind to it.

Later that evening was when I met up with Tara and Martiza and we all traveled to the ART SHOW and bought my first piece of artwork. It was a great evening topped off by Johnny Rockets and a horrible cab ride. :)

The next day we lounged around my hotel room and checked out and then wandered around downtown for just a bit. We grabbed bagels and walked around the Ferry Building for a bit. It was awesome, but I was very tired from the two days of running all over town. I was glad we were keeping it pretty low key that day. We left the city and traveled out to the Easy Bay where they live. We had a delicious lunch with Page again and wandered the streets of the little town. I got some sweet swimsuit bottoms from H&M for 3 dollars each. HA! Then, I had never been inside a lululemon store and I have been hearing tons and tons of hype about it, so I wanted to check it out. I found the cutest shirt…..

I was totally in love! The top is a little bit stripey and I love me some stripes. The bottom is white and though I don’t like wearing white while running I just loved the feel of it. It was adorable until I looked at the price.

Are you taking crazy pills?! Holy cow! I don’t think I’ve ever spent that much money on a regular shirt none the less a running top! I will stick to my tj maxx and nordstrom rack and on a good day hit up a local running store clearance rack for running clothes but that is just insanity. I’ve heard once you try them you can’t go back. Well this girl is never going to try them sheesh louise!

Later that evening we played about a million games of Words With Friends, my new addiction, on our iPhones and just hung out around town. We watched the 40 year old virgin and went to bed to wake up the next morning for a blogger meet up!

I love all the people I’ve met because of my blog. I look like a leper in this picture but I’m in the middle. I ran 8 miles with Maritza and it was a great run. I was happy with how my legs bounced back after the two longer runs I had done in the city for work and was feeling great. We talked the entire time and it’s always fun to talk to other girls about running and racing and all those good things.

( Naomi, Layla, Sandra, me, Page, Maritza and Aron) The day was finished off by a lovely trip to lunch where the best Pina Coladas ever were drank. It was a great trip and I’m so glad I got to meet up with all my friends up there yet again.

I love running. I love San Francisco and most of all I love my friends.

This morning I’m off to run 6 miles and I’m going to run them at a pretty decent time to see how I am feeling with a little bit of speed. I can’t wait to share the rest of the year’s plan and I’m working on my training plan for my next marathon. It will take a few more days to put together. We are moving this weekend and half my stuff is at the new house and half my stuff is still in my suitcase from San Francisco and half my stuff is in boxes. I feel like a little nomad. I’m really excited about the new place though! It will be a great change and a great workout. :)


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