Monday, January 19, 2009

The Big Move

Though I don't have many pictures yet. I will soon! The boxes have been unpacked and everything is finding it's place in my new home and I'm super excited. The most exciting thing about the place has to be the location though. I went out and ran two minutes and I found myself already on the beach path. There were tons of people out and about this weekend which made me feel very safe and it was encouraging to see all the people out running and walking and rollerblading and biking. It was even hot in my long sleeve shirt and shorts! It's suppose to cool down again here though, and rain on Wednesday and Thursday.

Besides moving which was a pain, I got in a nice 6.5 miler, and hope to get in an 8 miler one day this week and then also a ten miler this weekend. Then I should be set for Surf City. I didn't get a bloody sock this weekend, so that was good. I also did another biggest loser workout and wasn't quite as sore and I feel like my weights are going really well. Tonight I'm going to the gym to do some more weights and then over to my cousins to watch and mock the bachelor. Another great perk about my place is that I found a glorious set of stairs right by my place, which is another great aspect of the running path! Hooray for great new trails to explore and a much more running friendly community.

Anyways, I'll leave you with some pictures of the path right by my house.
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There's even a pedestrian lane and bike lanes. Perfect for me not to get run over.
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Some big apartments by downtown long beach that I run past
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This was seriously the weather on Saturday! Gorgeous!
I'll post some pictures I take soon on a run. So glad everyone had a great weekend in AZ, and I can't wait for Surf City. I'm going to make a decision by friday on the San Diego Marathon.
xoxo

30 comments:

X-Country2 said...

That place looks amazing. You are one lucky ducky. :o)

joyRuN said...

Congrats on the beautiful runner-friendly environs!

Hot in long sleeves & shorts? No fair I tell you.

Jamie and Craig said...

OMG I am so jealous! I WISH I had a beach path to run on everyday! Congrats on the new place. Can't wait for more pics!!!

RunToFinish said...

bbbbeautiful..I'll just go stare at my nice gray cube wall now

Jess said...

Wooow those pictures make me seriously jealous. It was snowing here this morning.

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

I am so jealous! I want to come run with you!

Candice said...

Beautiful! Looking at those pictures makes me feel like I could run forever there! I'm so happy for you! Good luck on your long runs this week:)

J said...

WOW that is so cool that you are right by the beach path! Everything is so close to you! I want to be there right now! I have only been to Cali once and it was awesome!! (except for that no snow in winter - i hate snow but I guess i can't live without it!)

Denise said...

I'm looking out the window at all white right now! I ran in 20 degrees and snow this morning. Enjoy that warm weather!

Legallyblondemel said...

Gorgeous, but you're making me miss home! Enjoy your new place.

Marlene said...

Congrats on the move! Looks like an awesome place to run. I'm jealous!

Kim said...

Looks like the best time ever! How fun!

dailygoods said...

beautiful run :) i am so jealous! its snowing here in md... i think i need to get my butt to CA

Janice {Run Far} said...

OMG.... I am super jealous of your weather. Ok, and maybe of your place too.

Marathon Maritza said...

Yay! Beautiful weather and beautiful location! Lucky, lucky girl.

And your decision about SD better be 'yes' or I'm using your pictures to figure out where you live and hunt you down! ;-) haha!

Julianne said...

We live in the same state but how come your part of town looks so much better than mine???? LOL. You are one lucky lady! :-)

OhMyLaughter said...

How exciting!

A run by the beach, warm weather, good music, friends, and a fun cocktail... I'm set for life.

Drooling over these pictures.

Thank you for confirming that I WILL live in CA at some point in my life.

Katie said...

So jealous of the new place!! :-)

Newlywed Next Door said...

Hey -- just found your blog and then I realized that we are neighbors! I live on Ocean Blvd in Long Beach too! I'm so excited to have found another Long Beach Blogger. :-)

jlc said...

Looks BEAUTIFUL bella!! I wish you lots of luck with it! :)

d.a.r. said...

Oh my gosh what a view! You are so lucky!!

Oh, and I found something today while at my local running store that made me think of you. [That's not weird right? I hope not!] http://www.amazingsocks.com/web-pid-RUN+CREW-Injinji-Tetrasok-Running-Crew-Toe-Sock-with-CoolMax-item.htm

Would THIS help your poor bloody toes?? :)

Matt said...

that sounds like an awesome place to live! i'm so jealous.

running in california would be so awesome. i've always wanted to do that! plus you have amazing weather!

skinnyrunner said...

dont you love that running path? i miss running on the beach there in LB and also in Santa Barbara where I used to live. It doesn't get any better.... except if I could run with a margarita and cupcake in hand.

The Laminator said...

Totally digging your new crib and it's surroundings. So jealous as i'm watching the snow fall outside my window.
Awesome. Congrats on the big move!

ShoreTurtle said...

Good luck in the new place!

Your photos make me sad about winter in the Northeast.

Wearing Mascara said...

Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!

Burger said...

Yikes. Trying hard not to hate you now looking at those pics.

Congrats again - do RnR SD!

audgepodge said...

It's so gorgeous out there! I'm very jealous... it kind of reminds me of the opening credits from Three's Company

ilovesteaks said...

Lucky you! I see zero runners when I go running. If you're going to sign up for SD RNR, sign up at a race expo. They'll give you a free t-shirt and usually $10-$15 off.

BeachRunner said...

Congrats. That is my kinda 'hood. I am so coming over. :)