Morning Run in San Francisco

Greetings from another new city – San Francisco! After a day filled with meetings and a very interesting flight down via Alaska Air.The below picture of my oh so lovely dinner is a perfect example of just how luxurious business travel is – not. Our terminal had only two dinner options: Burger King or a small bagel cafe.

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I crashed in bed at 9:30pm and didn’t budge until 6:30am. Needless to say I was beyond exhausted. When I woke up this morning I definitely felt like I was on West Coast time but wasn’t fully rested. In fact, even though I had the morning to go through emails and complete multiple conference calls, all I wanted to do was go back to bed. Luckily, Theodora was my accountability buddy and convinced me that a quick run outside would make me feel better. I ended up running 4 miles along the Embarcadero at a faster than normal pace. I may or may not have seen a 7 in front of one of the miles. Okay, yes that mile was downhill for half of it but still. I’m not sure where the energy came from but I hope I can bottle it for Saturday. These pictures are also proof that I’m getting better at running and taking pictures simultaneously because the only one that was taken standing still is the one of my feet.

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Now I’m spending the rest of my day in business lunches, meetings and a dinner with the customer. Am I rested? Nope. Do I feel 100 times better after this run and fresh air? You bet!

I hope you guys have a great Thursday and if you’re in the Southeast United States I hope you’re staying safe from the first tropical storm of the season.

What’s your favorite running city?

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  1. Kimra June 6, 2013 / 8:09 pm

    Ha, I think I just ate at that bagel cafe. It might be cheating to claim my own city, but I do love running in San Francisco — the weather is almost always perfect. Nice job getting out there!

    • ashleyd June 11, 2013 / 12:00 pm

      Kimra it’s not cheating to say your own city – the weather is PERFECT! I hope Geneva will be equally as temperate!

  2. Jackie June 6, 2013 / 8:44 pm

    Welcome to San Francisco! I’m a big blog fan but rarely comment. I love running on the Embarcadero. Enjoy your time here – let me know if you’d like to meet up for a run or coffee tomorrow or are in need of recommendations!

    • ashleyd June 7, 2013 / 7:44 pm

      Oh Jackie that would have been awesome but I was only there for 36 hours! Already on a flight back to NYC!

    • ashleyd June 11, 2013 / 11:59 am

      Thanks Jackie! It was perfect but I wish I could have stayed longer and hung out with some readers!

  3. Fizz @fizzsbizz June 7, 2013 / 3:13 am

    That’s one of my favorite runs!!
    I have a real attachment to running the embarcadero. That’s where I did the majority of my first long runs for my half marathon. Love it!

    Hope you’re enjoying your time here!

    • ashleyd June 11, 2013 / 11:59 am

      That would be a great place to train for a marathon! I love the embarcadero because there is perfect amount of views without too many crowds!

  4. Deborah June 7, 2013 / 8:08 pm

    I live in NYC and love running here, I mean this is the city where I started my journey of running. Went to SF a couple years ago for vacation and fell in love. Definitely my favorite city to run. Loved getting my morning run in and hearing the fog horn on the Golden Gate Bridge!

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