After landing and taking the subway to Powell St., you walk up the stairs to this grand Forever 21. We almost went in with our luggage we were so excited.Cracking up at Paige and I because we just had such a fun time.
After our walks along the wharf we took a private tour around the bay with new friends (complete strangers) and those memories are so comical and a bit secretive. The view of the city and Sausolito from the bay is spectacular, afterwards I was so greatful to have experienced it.
Going under the bridge was a unique experience. It is so grand and beautiful. Of course I only had my iphone so these pic's don't do its justice.
This picture of probably a great Corona got tossed out because a stranger gave it to me and I didn't see if they put drugs in it. Can you tell, this was just a funny trip.
We became team "Buena Vista". The general manager gave us shirts and we were told, this is unusual because it is a very famous bar and they don't usually do that. We were so honored.
Enter, the race...
I had to document this because last time I ran this I was stunned by all the city had to offer that I didn't know. These red woods are a site to see and distract you from the huge hill you're running up.
The volunteers are very interesting and make you laugh as you grab you're water and go. I lost Paige at this point as we ran the first 3 together and found Hali at about mile 6.
At the top of this hill you come across a view that looks like Portofino, Italy. So Beautiful! And where you go up, you get to go down.
And you say goodbye to the Wharf, marina and bridge. A view I could run to everyday.
Running with Hali was such a great time with many laughs. At this point, mile 7ish, I adjusted her leg. We we're not tired but our state of mind was just plain silly.
Yes, a chocolate mile. Isn't Nike the best? At mile 17 there was a foot mile with massages and socks they gave away.
No matter how many races you run, the sign of the finish is so sacred. It brings a lot of emotions. Excited, proud, greatful, blessed and also sad that it comes to an end.
SF Firemen dress in Tux's and hand out the medals. I don't know these girls but I love this pic thinking it might be there first race and they just got a Tiffany's necklace as there finishers medal.
Everyone's name on the Nike wall in hot pink. This kinda gets you pumped before you run.
Everyone should run a race. Be it a 5k or a marathon. The expo's are so inspiring.
A trip to China town, a new experience for us all.
Seeing live animals waiting to be soup, lots of hanging food and much more we didn't expect through this part of the city.