Starting off our Saturday with my favorite type of running. Trails with some perfect temperature. PS I have a new half marathon that I am signing up for and I’m very happy to have a race coming up soon. Races give me excitement and motivation in my training. It helps me to get out on the days that I don’t really feel like going out! Now I need to get back to some speed workouts again.
It’s always weird to go running when we don’t have the kids because I don’t have a specific time to be back for them. I’m used to planning each minute of my run so I’m back in time etc so it feels strange when we can stop at the top and just hang out for awhile. It was really nice.
We encountered some muddy spots and two miles of STRAIGHT UPHILL but the down sure felt nice.
We stopped a bunch throughout the run for pictures like this… Andrew must love running with me;)
We drove straight from our run to Happy Donuts. It’s my current favorite donut shop. PS when we are on trips like this we split a lot of our treats too so that we can try everything while we are there:)
While we were at Katie’s house on Friday night we were talking to them about what we should do for our Saturday activity. Katie reminded me of one of my favorite places on the planet that I used to go to with her… and that made it an easy decision.
DAVENPORT. It is just north of Santa Cruz and takes about an hour to get to from San Jose (where we usually stay). Worth the drive completely.
One of the reasons I love Davenport so much is for Whale City Bakery. It is right across the street from the ocean so you can see the ocean from your seat and they have the best fish and chips you will ever have. The rest of the menu looks great too but I just order this every time that I go.
Andrew was just a little excited when the waitress brought out this goodness to us.
Then the waitress told us the ice cream flavors for the day and when I heard ‘salted caramel with oreos and fudge’ I knew that I had to try it.
Then we walked across the street to go to the beach.
The water was too cold but I almost fell asleep here on the beach.
Then we sat in traffic for quite some time to get back to the hotel:)
We ended off the night by going to see Kong. I was sure that I wasn’t going to like it but it sucked me in and it was really good (even though I was stressed out by the story line the entire time:)
And Brooke is having the time of her life this weekend too…
PS if you are a newish reader… Brooke’s dad lives in California so we bring her out here to visit him for the weekend!
Is there a lot of traffic where you live?
How often do you get to trail run?
WHO LIVES IN CALIFORNIA?!? What is your favorite part of California?
Run today? Rest day? Cross-training day?