Hi guys!! I am now into week 2 at my new job and it’s been crazy busy. I haven’t really had much down time to blog but here I am now. This past weekend was my first full weekend up in Encinitas as an official resident. Brittany came up to visit on Friday and we went out for the most incredible pizza ever at Blue Ribbon Rustic off Highway 101 and then we caught a killer sunset on the beach.
I had the great pleasure of spending 14 miles with Katherine who you may remember from her blogging days as Neon Blonde Runner. She was in town from out east for a Saucony photo shoot here in San Diego. She is such a doll and her adorable, smiley face was the only reason I was able to survive those brutally hot miles up and down the coast. I adore her and I can’t wait for her life to be less busy one day so she can go back to entertaining us on her blog. We jumped in the ocean and enjoyed acai bowls after our run and met up with her friend who was in town from Colorado. She was equally as awesome.
I was sort of spoiled and had an in-home massage on Saturday thanks to an app that has now expanded its reach to San Diego called Zeel. It is basically massage on demand. After my hot, hard, long run I wanted two things: a nap and a massage. So I pushed a button on the app and within a couple hours I had a massage therapist at my door! It was amazing. He brought the table, the massage oils, sheets, and aromatherapy and set up right in my living room. It was truly one of the best massages I’ve ever had and trust me, I’ve had a TON. Remember that time I went to Thailand for a month and had two massages a day? Yeah…that was magical.
See if Zeel is in your area and check it out. It’s totally worth it – and the best part is that right after your massage you can take a quick shower and NAP. No driving involved and nothing to ruin your relaxed mojo. It’s wonderful!
On Sunday I used my nicely massaged muscles to move the rest of my stuff to my new apartment with the help of Brittany then we hit the beach. It was hot and sunny and the water was actually warm – which is so rare in California. All it took was two trips to the beach up in my new hood for Brittany to decide she wants to be a surfer. We hit up 4 surf shops and Brittany drove home that day with a surfboard on the roof of her car. Impulsive much? Maybe that’s why we love each other. 😉
As always, the weekend was glorious and much too short.
The WHY behind St. George
I wanted to quickly mention the reason I am conquering another 26.2 miles out in St. George, Utah. I am trying not to bog you down with it but my real reason for running this marathon is to raise money for Girls on the Run, a charity that is near and dear to my heart because of how much running has changed my life. Truly.
I just learned that my fundraising campaign has a deadline! I had no idea (oops!) and I still have a ways to go to hit my goal. I would SO GREATLY appreciate your help and I will send a personal note along with a special little something to whoever helps. I hope together we can spread the joy and self-confidence that running provides to underprivileged girls so they grow up to be empowered women. Think about how much running has affected you and changed your life for the better. Now imagine you started sooner and were introduced to it in a way that incorporated lessons on self-esteem and healthy living. WOW. I could have really used this after-school program as a little girl and my goal is to make sure other girls are afforded this incredible opportunity.
If you’ve already given – THANK YOU. You’re all my heroes! If not, now is the time because time is running out! I am so lucky to have the best readers and I am so grateful for every single one of you.
Want to help? CLICK HERE! Every single gift makes a difference!
Happy hump day, everyone! xx