Greetings from sunny (but windy and a tad cold) San Francisco! Can I tell you how marvelous it is to get out of town, alone with your husband, for a long weekend? It’s even better that he’s here on business so I can run/train for hours and browse running specialty stores at my leisure without anyone telling me to hurry up.

Life is good on the west coast.

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I’ve only been here for a day but the moment I stepped off the plane (which was a fabulous ride BTW) I felt lighter. It still amazes me that I can get on a death trap airplane on the east coast and be transported to a different world in a matter of hours.

Here’s a glimpse of all the fun I’m having:

After dropping our stuff at the hotel and smiling at the three hours of time we gained, we walked around Union Square and ate our faces off…and drank, of course.

This little number was called "Spring Thyme" and, among other things, had egg whites in it. #Protein

This little number was called “Spring Thyme” and, among other things, had egg whites in it. #Protein

I could barely sleep thinking about running the next morning! Not only have I not been able to run in two weeks but I would be running in and amazing new city with all kinds of sights, sounds and (OMG!) other runners. #DreamComeTrue

I could actually feel my soul smile when I saw this.

I could actually feel my soul smile when I saw this.

And then this giant crab came out of nowhere! Sent this to the boys and they insisted this was a scorpion. I guess that's scarier.

And then this giant crab came out of nowhere! I sent this to the boys and they insisted it was a scorpion. I’m calling their teacher on Monday.

No one told me there was safe swimming!? I wanted to jump in there so badly and join the dozen or so swimmers who were gliding along with the Golden Gate Bridge as their backdrop. #JustWOW

Not sure if you can see the swimmers but I could.

Not sure if you can see the swimmers but I could!

After a blissful hour-long run, during which I stopped to take a lot of pictures, I made my way back to the hotel for a little strength training. Why not? #NoSchedule

Not only was the gym fully stocked with equipment, it had things I've never even seen before like these sandbags!

Not only was the gym fully stocked with equipment, it had things I’ve never even seen before like these sandbags! #NewToys

 

I will leave you with the top 2 things you can get in a city that you can’t when you live in the middle of nowhere:

1. Anything

2. Everything

Have a great weekend everyone and look for more updates from me in the city by the bay on my Instagram and Facebook pages!

Do you workout/run when you travel?

What’s your favorite way to see the sights when you’re in a new place?