Friday, August 6, 2010


Last weekend I packed what would fit in my car and drove across the country. This week I took time to organize my new life on the West Coast. This morning I went on my first run as a San Franciscan.

A bunch of cool trails and these beautiful views happen to be a short distance from my house. I think I'm going to like this.
I'm a bit scared of bridges and I'm terrified of heights and ledges, so making it across the Golden Gate Bridge will be a serious challenge for me. Luckily I've got plenty of time to practice before the U.S. Half Marathon, my next scheduled race. I have a lot of hills to get used to before I'll feel like a solid runner here.

5.31-mile splits: 8:41, 9:43, 9:32, 9:55, 9:52, 2:50
Air temp: 59F, foggy


  1. Welcome to your new home!!!!! You made an oblique reference to SF recently, so I was wondering what was up with the move. How exciting for you! <3 I hope you love it. <3

  2. Hi A,
    Thank God you made it there safe! You are going to love your new home because it is so close to so many awesome running trails:) Those pictures are great! Nice job on that first run!

    Enjoy your first weekend in San Fran:) Take care Lady!

  3. Love the photos, it looks beautiful there! Good luck with your training.

  4. Wow! 59 degrees and so scenic, but I know those SF hills are killer. When you train for a while, and then go race in other areas, you will be flying. Some beautiful running north of SF too. What a place to live!

  5. You lucky, lucky thang you!!!

  6. WOW - that's a change of scenery! Have fun getting settled in out there.

  7. Good luck with everything! You'll love running there, the trails are awesome.

  8. Looks beautiful there!!! Congrats on the move!

  9. Welcome to the Bay Area!!

    There are lots of great half marathons in the area between now and the end of the year PLUS there are lots of super cool runners out here.

    We’re running the US Half too (you’re going to love it) and lots more.

    You know how to reach me if you would like to meet up for some of these other events.

    All the best,


  10. Good luck getting settled. I've always wanted to live in the Bay Area. So much to see & do, especially outdoors.
    You going to do the Nike Women's Half next month?

  11. Holy fabulous time! It looks great! I think we might need to go get a drink if I come to visit me bestiiiie some time soon. The bridge is great, (you have VERY common fear so no bigs:) Once your down, and you get goin and movin and grovin on that bridge, girl its amazingggggg! Email me your addy so we can start this pen pal thang-ya heard'
    Xo- Rad