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Recharging in Big Sur!

For Christmas and Valentine’s Day, B and I agreed to take a trip together to Big Sur to recharge. It was the perfect timing before Track season was in full swing and I am feeling so burned out on running right now that it was a great break to just head out and enjoy time together relaxing.

I have been having some motivation struggles with running and not thinking about it once for four days was amazing and helped me reorganize my priorities. It’s hard when part of my daily job is to motivate over 100 kids to run hard for track when I don’t even have the motivation to run myself. It was refreshing to get away, enjoy some beautiful scenery and reconnect with B. With his schedule I don’t see him as often as a normal relationship, so I know that making the most of our time together is very important for both of us.Vacationing in Big Sur!

We stayed at an amazing place called the Post Ranch Inn and it was incredible. I would recommend it to anyone, anytime. The service, food and attention to detail was exceptional The views from every part of the property were beautiful and it sits on over 93 acres and had tons of hiking trails and walking trails that we enjoyed each morning. Though all week I was worried about the weather, it was perfect when we were there and only cloudy one day. Every morning we enjoyed the complimentary breakfast at the restaurant on the property {they had the best oatmeal I’ve ever had} and throughout the day we just relaxed and I finished up a few books that I’ve been dabbling in. The first night we went to Sierra Mar, the restaurant at the Post Ranch Inn and wow. It was a beautiful sunset and the food was probably the best food we’ve ever had. The service was exceptional.

Staying at the Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, CAPost Ranch Inn, Big Sur, CA

Vacationing in Big Sur, CAThe next morning after a morning hike and breakfast we went to McWay Falls, and it was gorgeous. We had a picnic lunch there and enjoyed the views even though it was a bit cold. I wish you could get down to the beach there! It was nice to hike around and then we went back to the hotel and got ready for dinner. That evening we went to a different restaurant, Ventana, which was right up the street. The food there was great but we did get there a little past sunset so we couldn’t enjoy the view. It looked like a really cool property though.

McWay Falls, Big Sur, CA

Big Sur, CA

Dinner at Ventana, in Big Sur, CAThe following day we relaxed around the room and slept in. Enjoying breakfast once again and spending the day reading and walking along the trails. Another incredible aspect of the hotel was the infinity spas! The views were amazing and it was so relaxing. That night we went to Sierra Mar again and again it was exceptional. I didn’t want to leave the following morning. It was exactly what we needed and a great vacation. B is already talking about when we will be going back and I’m ready to go anytime! :)

Post Ranch Inn Hiking Trails, Big Sur, CA

Post Ranch Inn Infinity Spa, Big Sur, CA

Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, CAxoxo

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  • Reply Christine

    Beautiful! That pool is amazing!!

    March 2, 2015 at 1:09 pm
  • Reply Tiffany

    Big Sur is beautiful and your trip seemed awesome! I ran the marathon in ’07 and it was unforgettable. Thanks for the hotel recommendation.

    March 2, 2015 at 5:32 pm
  • Reply Lauren @ sassy molassy

    That Inn sounds incredible and your trip looks like it was fantastic and relaxing!

    March 2, 2015 at 10:27 pm
  • Reply Ash Diamond

    This looks like the perfect weekend away together! I’ve never been to Big Sur but it’s definitely on my race list in the future. I’d love to include a little vacation out there too!

    March 3, 2015 at 3:30 am
  • Reply Leigh

    It looks so gorgeous there! And sounds like you guys had a great trip away together :)

    March 3, 2015 at 11:52 am
  • Reply Abby @

    Your photos are beautiful! I have always wanted to visit Big Sur. My husband and I were just discussing the need to go and re-charge somewhere away from the Kansas cold!

    March 5, 2015 at 1:31 pm
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    March 6, 2015 at 9:48 pm
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    I love Big Sur, and I love that pool! I just stumbled on your blog today and am really enjoying it! Looking forward to reading more.

    March 24, 2015 at 10:24 am
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