• Morning Run by the Bay

    November 7, 2009

    I’m so glad that I woke up to meet my bloggies friends for a run this morning. I almost slept in and skipped it, but I am SO HAPPY that I didn’t. I had an awesome run and the scenery was amazing. I love running in new cities!

    A little before 7 AM, I met Sabrina, Kath, Meghann, Shannon, Brittany, and Emily for a 5 mile run by the bay.

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    Running in San Francisco was fabulous!

    Palm trees! :-D

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    Golden Gate Bridge in the distance. So cool!

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    Ghirardelli!!! I hope I get to visit later! ;-)

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    Alcatraz!!! I really wish that I could visit. I bet it would be so cool. Maybe the next time I’m out here I will have a chance to tour it. I know Mal would love learning about its history in person!

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    We took a photo of the group at the halfway mark of our run.

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    We picked up the pace on the way back to the hotel. I think our average pace was below 9 minute miles and we covered 5.25 miles. Awesome! It’s the furthest I’ve run since my half marathon in May. Hopefully, my hip won’t totally hate me later today! :-?

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    It’s time for breakfast and foodie-packed day!

    See ya! 8-)

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    Leianna November 7, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    What beautiful scenary for a beautiful run with great people! Enjoy the day!

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    Food Makes Fun Fuel November 7, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    That’s so awesome! I’d love to run outside but it was another freezing morning in NE

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    Diana November 7, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    That place looks so nice and it has some beautiful sights! Glad you’ve been having fun.
    Have a great day!

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    amy November 7, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Amazing!! I’m moving to SF in 2 weeks and this is just whetting my appetite :)

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    candice November 7, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    Running makes my shins hurt, but I’m glad you had fun! :) If I saw a Ghirardelli sign like that, I think I’d squeal with delight!

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    Madeline @ Greens and Jeans November 7, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    What a beautiful run! Nothing like a great run with good friends!

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    Cynthia (It All Changes) November 7, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    I love running outside for the scenery. That scenery would make me run longer.

    Hop your hip is appreciative of the exercise and doesn’t get mad at you.

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    rebecca lustig November 7, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Mmm, nothing like a scenic run with some good company! Except I can’t hold a conversation when I run, I get too ‘in the zone’, haha.

    Good luck today, lovely lady!
    Rebecca

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    Kat (Kat's Daily Plate) November 7, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    I loooove San Francisco so much! It is such an incredible city… Be sure to check out Golden Gate park while you are there!

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    Chloe (Naturally Frugal) November 7, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    Oh that makes me miss it. I lived there for a year and the Embarcadero is so gorgeous on beautiful days like that. Have a wonderful time, I know you will enjoy every second of it!

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    laura dishes November 7, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    That last picture of the Golden Gate Bridge is gorgeous!

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    Joelle (The Pancake Girl) November 7, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    What a gorgeous run!! Doesn’t pretty scenery just make the run even more worth it?! Go get yourself some chocolate now! :)

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    Sarah November 7, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    Alcatraz is very cool! I haven’t been for years but we’ve been talking about visiting again. When you and Mal visit, let me know! Ray and I would love to go with you.

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    Bekah November 7, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    have fun at foodbuzzz today miss tina. i’ve been getting your tweets to my phone, lol, and everytime i look at my blackberry, wa la, 9 new tweets, 15 new tweets. you fb attendees are going crazy! enjoy.

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    Nikka @ neekadeek November 7, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    You couldn’t ask for better running weather, especially in SF!
    I highly recommend taking the ferry to Alcatraz on your next visit, the old prison is cool but the views of the city behind you are stunning!

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    Dawn Dishes It Out November 7, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Oh to be running outside … a mere 40 degrees this morning in NY! Too cold for me … beautiful pics!

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    Felicia (Bites of the Apple) November 7, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    That runs seems like it was a great one! I love that you, and I’m guessing some of the other bloggers, took your camera. The pics are so nice. :)

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    Katie November 7, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Beautiful runs! Alcatraz is definitely worth it as is Kara’s Cupcakes in Ghiradelli Square. More you miss means you HAVE to go back again!

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    Paige (Running Around Normal) November 7, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    What a beautiful run! I’ll bet it was so nice and relaxing with the great views and the good company. How fun:)

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    Graze With Me November 7, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    I love Alcatraz, we went to SF on our honeymoon in June and it was great. It wasn’t as creepy as I expected it to be and there was even a former inmate there signing copies of his book about his experiences there. The island is actually really beautiful and the view of the city is incredible.

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    Lynn (The Actors Diet) November 7, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    great run! did you guys see the seals?

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    Jenna November 7, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    have a great day!!
    jenna

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    Jessica @ How Sweet It Is November 7, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    Beautiful scenery for running!

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    Christina MINDFUL LIVING November 7, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    looks beautiful! glad you are having a nice time ;)

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    maria November 7, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    Hopefully your hip will be fine, because those are some amazing views to have in the background of a run. I’d LOVE to run through a big city like that one day. How unbelievable. Then again, I get to run with Mount Fuji in my background, so I’m pretty lucky too!

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    Saba FoodieInFlight November 8, 2009 at 3:19 am

    I was at the San Fran market today too! I’m staffed here for a project and thought I would check it out – wasn’t it amazing :) P.S. I have been reading you for about 6 months now and you totally inspired me to start eating healthier and hooked me on oatmeal. I just started a blog and you def introduced me to this community, so thank you :D !

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    Edna November 8, 2009 at 6:33 am

    Wow your pictures of San Fran are making me very nostalgic! My husband and I had part of our honeymoon there. You really must go to Alcatraz – its quite an experience!

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