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This Weekend in Photos: March 13-15 – Running, Volunteering and Jazzercise


Friday evening after a crazy work week, I met up with some friends for dinner and drinks at Eureka in UTC. It was great to catch up and spend some time with some of my favorite ladies, and everything we got was delicious. If you ever end up there, I highly recommend the truffle cheese fries. Yes – they are as good as they sound.


I woke up early and took Maeby to Mission Bay Park for a nice and easy run.

misson bay san diego park

mission bay sd

It was quiet when we first started, but within ten minutes, the path got kind of crowded due to a St. Patrick’s Day race happening at the park. Maeby did so well though, despite the crowds and the noise, and we finished our short run all smiles.

dog enjoying sunshine

Saturday afternoon, I volunteered with a local dog rescue.

Per my new year’s resolutions, so far this year, I have spent a good amount of time determining what makes me happy, and finding a way to do more of that. Knowing that all of these dogs are in foster care and if I can help get one adopted, it means another dog somewhere gets to leave the shelter, is incredibly rewarding. It doesn’t hurt that I literally just pet and play with dogs for a few hours. I started volunteering every Saturday about a month ago, and it’s the highlight of my week.

dog named toast

second chance dog rescue

second chance dog san diego

second chance animal rescue san diego

All of these dogs are available for adoption (and they’re all so, so sweet!), so if you or someone you know might be interested in making a new best friend, please let me know. And if it’s not one of the dogs pictured here, we have many more of all breeds and sizes, so again, feel free to reach out if you’re in the San Diego area and are interested.

san diego night sky

Saturday evening, after running a few errands, I caught a beautiful sunset on my way home, and spent the rest of my evening taking it easy with Adam, watching bad reality TV and Tina Fey’s new show, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.


I tried out a new-to-me exercise studio in the college area (La Mesa, right near SDSU).

la mesa jazzercize

I had never tried Jazzercise before, and I’m sure my perception of it was similar to what your perception probably is…but real talk? It was SO much fun. I’ll be sharing a full review of my experience in a few days, but if you’re in the San Diego area, definitely give this studio a try, and if you’re not, try and find a studio near you. It was such an energized and fun class, and I would totally recommend this studio to any of my friends.

The workout was definitely a good way to start out my day, especially since later in the afternoon, a few of our friends came over to watch some hockey and barbecue.


I also wanted to note that I’ve shared this post through Running ‘N’ Reading’s Weekend Update! As always, thanks for hosting!

How was your weekend and what was the highlight of it?

10 thoughts on “This Weekend in Photos: March 13-15 – Running, Volunteering and Jazzercise

  1. Gloria, as always, I love your pics of Maeby; isn’t it funny how they seem to “know” when they need to behave? Of course she did great!! I took Scooter out for a long walk on the quite congested River Trail yesterday and he never made a peep or tried to “visit” with anyone along the way; I was very surprised! Thanks for the reminder on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt; I’ve been meaning to check it out! What did you think? Thanks so much for linking up with the blog; hope you’re having a great day!


    1. Thank you, Tara! I saw your pic of Scooter tugging along on his walk and thought that was adorable. I agree – they must know when they’re supposed to behave! As for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, I am loving it. It’s just a quick, witty, silly show, and you really learn to love some of the characters.


    1. Thank you Sherry! Volunteering is such a positive aspect of my week, and jazzercise was so much fun! Congratulations on completing the NYC Half! I did the Brooklyn Half a few years ago and loved it – NYRR puts on great races!


    1. Thank you so much, Jennifer! Yeah, there are jazzercise studios all over the place – I’m sure there’s on near you too 🙂


  2. TRUFFLE FRIES!!! I miss those so much. *-*

    I love that you’re volunteering at a dog rescue! They all look so happy! :] Volunteering at animal rescues kept me sane throughout my first 2 years of med school. I still go back to help out at the cat shelter, and am super happy that the weather’s finally getting better, because it means I can head back to the dog rescue to take the dogs for walks/runs again soon! :D!


    1. These truffle fries had cheese on them too…so you can only imagine how good they are. Get some truffle oil and make some yourself! Super easy!

      I’m not surprised how much volunteering with animal rescues helped with keeping you sane. I think for me, the hardest part is seeing all these dogs that don’t have their forever homes…and then I just want to take all of them home. And these dogs are in foster care, so I don’t think I could handle working at a shelter! I’m sure you’re thrilled the weather is getting warmer – it’s officially spring!


    1. Thank you! I really enjoy volunteering with this rescue – it’s definitely the highlight to my week. I LOVE Italian Greyhounds, and would love to get one someday 🙂


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