Saturday morning began with my last long run before the La Jolla Half (which is already next Sunday!).
I began and ended my run at my favorite spot ever, Mission Bay Park.
My 12-mile route took me through one end of the park, along a bike path into Crown Point, along the boardwalk on Mission Bay, along the other boardwalk along the Pacific Ocean (in Mission Beach and Pacific Beach), back through PB and back to the park. I honestly love this route so much, because I feel like it gives me the opportunity to see so much of the beauty that San Diego has to offer, and the change in scenery keeps it interesting for me. The other thing that keeps it interesting? The people-watching opportunities. Both of these boardwalks–primarily the one along the Pacific–are full of tourists, and watching all of those people keeps my mind busy and helps the run fly by.
After my run, I headed back to my house and enjoyed a delicious protein smoothie and took Maeby to the park. I knew we wouldn’t be around most of the afternoon so I wanted to make sure she got some exercise.
A couple of hours later, Adam and I met up with some friends and spent the afternoon in Balboa Park, which was the first time either of us had been there.
It was crazy busy, because, you know, it was Saturday afternoon and the weather was beautiful, and we spent several hours walking around and popping in and out of a couple of museums. We also found out that on certain lawns of the park, you are allowed to drink, which would explain why some people were picnicking with wine and snacks, and which is also something Adam and I plan on doing in the future.
Some photos from the day (which don’t really do the park justice):
We are definitely planning on heading back in the coming weeks, as there is a really great exhibit we want to go see at one of the museums and we don’t want to miss out on it.
After a few hours of walking around, we said goodbye to Adam’s friends and headed to University Heights to grab shrimp and fish burritos at El Zarape. A full review of this place will come some other time, but if you’re in the area, I recommend stopping by. Definitely the best burrito I’ve ever had.
Overall, it was a great Saturday spent doing things I love–running, eating good food, and spending time with good people. Can’t complain about that.