Friday, July 22, 2011

Running the Golden Gate!

Hubby and I got out of town -  just the 2 of us (very exciting).  We spent 3 days in San Francisco.  The weather was -- fantastic!  Usually it's foggy and cold, but we had 3 gorgeous, sunny days - what a treat!

We spent our days walking, riding the trolley car, eating, and looking at art that we can't afford!!  It was lots of fun!

At the end of the line, the conductors actually turn the cars by hand!

This one pushed with his back - not sure which one is easier?
I dreamed about steamed crab all the way to SF!
It's practically a crime not to get ice cream at Ghirardelli!

But the best part, (don't tell this to hubby) was running on the Golden Gate Bridge!!  

This foggy morning quickly turned sunny!

 I absolutely love running out of town.  Monterey is my favorite place to run.  I can put in 4 miles right along Fisherman's Wharf and the ocean - love it!  I've walked the bridge before, but running it was fun...kinda!  Just the idea was exciting - running above the ocean.  

My shoes have more than 400 miles on them!  (Yes, I know, I do need a new pair!)        And no, that's not blood on the ground - they were painting the bridge!

But the reality is...trucks and cars skidding past you at 50 miles an hour...5 feet away from you...and exhaust...lots of exhaust...

The bridge is almost 4 miles round trip, and it has a gentle slope that I didn't really notice until I had to turn around and run the incline...gentle slopes are killers I tell you!!

So, tell you run when you're on vacation?  What are your favorite out of town trails?

Thanks for stopping by today!!


  1. Ah, I love San Francisco! My hubby and son are en route right this minute to San Francisco. The bridge photo is gorgeous!! I love riding the cable cars and trolly! So cool!!!

  2. Sounds like a fun time! Great pictures! And yes, I's a crime not to stop at Ghirardelli! Yum!!!

  3. Absolutely love San Fran....... can't wait to get back someday!


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