A Change of Scenery!

4 Nov

I headed down to the bay area again this weekend for a wedding. I am happy to report the BART was back up and running. We got into Berkeley Friday evening and got a great recommendation for a pizza place. We needed to carb-load for our big run tomorrow!

We walked down to BUILD. You build your own pizzas! It was so awesome! We weren’t quite sure what to do. After some looking around and having a fun chat with the owner we hit up the “building bar”.
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It was delicious. We were hungry because it was nearly 10 o’clock!
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After pizza we checked the walk time to Cream. It was walkable!! YeahYaa!! (The ice cream sandwich place that we went a couple of weeks ago.) There was a much longer line then there was last time but I prepared Dan for it. 🙂
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We got up Saturday morning at a decent hour—had breakfast, got changed, and got on the Bart toward San Francisco.

We started at the Ferry Building and cruised down Embarcadero toward the Golden Gate Bridge.
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The sun was shinning but still a little foggy when we went up and over Ft. Mason. We could see the bottom of the bridge. Lots of people out running and riding bikes. We had a pretty good headwind from the beginning.

We finally got to the bridge! So.MUCH.FUN! It was nice because only peds were on the eastbound side and the cycles were on the westbound side that made things easier!! The fog had lifted some. It seemed to be some fog in between the bridge and the city.
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I needed some more water so we got to the view-point and there was finally a water fountain! We were half way! It was super windy on the bridge.

I was looking forward to not having anymore headwind!! It was also cooler on/near the bridge so I was looking forward to sweating it out a bit and warming up!

We took a couple of pictures and we were on our way back. I was feeling pretty good. Miles 11-13 were tough. I didn’t want to run anymore. Dan had run out of things to talk to me about. I was tired. Luckily he was there or I would have been walking. I was running out of water. I knew there was not another water fountain.

Just before 13 I told Dan I was losing steam fast. We still had 3 miles to go. F***!!!!! Somehow someway I felt a little better at 13.5. Shortly after that I got some cold water and felt better. I just wanted to be done.

15.3 miles done! It was a great run. It was a nice change of scenery! We had so much fun. We had lunch at the Ferry Building and caught the BART back to Berkeley to get cleaned up!
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I was just closing my eyes for a minute but Dan insisted I fell asleep. When I told him I did not think so he said he had proof!! I guess I was wrong! 🙂

Any running adventures for you last weekend??

5 Responses to “A Change of Scenery!”

  1. Judy November 4, 2013 at 10:14 PM #

    I believe Dan. You totally fell asleep at the office today writing your blog!!!!

  2. Change of Pace November 5, 2013 at 4:08 PM #

    Aw- sounds like an awesome food and run weekend! Gorgeous views on your run!

  3. Kamie davis November 5, 2013 at 8:16 PM #

    Looks fun. Can’t wait until January!!

  4. Kristen L November 6, 2013 at 9:46 PM #

    Looks like such a fun day! I walked the golden gate for the first time this summer. So awesome! But so windy too. I did my last “long” run last weekend…but it wasn’t too adventurous.

  5. Luv What You Do November 7, 2013 at 7:21 PM #

    Love the Chicago marathon shirt!
    Looks like a BLAST! I really need to get out there!

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