I knew you would all be excited. This morning I ran a short little 4 miler, and after work I'm going to the park to do another 5.5 miler in order to get in my 9.5 miles today. I know it's not the same getting it in at two different times, but a girls gotta sleep okay! Then this weekend I am planning a nice 11 miler to ready myself for The Surf City Half.
Anyways, this morning I got up early for a little run and decided that I would take my camera with me. Of course, I wore my go-to Target blue long sleeve and some SHORTS! :) Anyways, Now those of you who take pictures, HOW DO YOU DO IT!? I had to like stop. look at the screen. press the button. check to make sure it took. It took forever just to take a few pictures! When I got up and looked out my window I noticed it was still a little dark and I thought, "Boo, today's run is going to be gloomy with no sunrise. LOW AND BEHOLD the best sunrise EVER. Feast your eyes on these babies.
The beginning of the run. That's the Belmont Pier and then if you look closely you can see the three little stacks on the right hand side of the Queen Mary. Notice it's still a little dark, then I turned the corner....
Um hello gorgeous sunrise!
Funny story about these islands. There are a few of these dotting the Long Beach Coast. When I was little I used to think that they were Fashion Island, and upscale outdoor mall. I thought wow, it must be like a dream to ride on a boat and go over there and shop! I can't wait until I'm old enough to do it. Come to find out, they are just oil rigs decorated to look nice because the residents with ocean view were complaining to the city that the rigs were ugly. Needless to say, Fashion Island is fun, but it's not really an island.
Running along the path
Here comes the sun... do da deeee dah...
Ha ha ha! Me, literally running as this picture was taken. This is what I look like after waking up 10 minutes before.
Gosh, so pretty!
Then there is a little bay called Naples, please take note of how gorgeous the picture is and how I got the cute old guy running in it! I love it!
For sale!? How did I ever get this great of a picture?! It's on the bridge overlooking the bay. Simply amazing.
Over that wall is the beach path, and this is the lovely tree lined street that I was running.
So my run = phenomenal this morning! I was dreading it but it was really motivating and nice to be out and exploring my new turf. I have decided to do the San Diego Rock and Roll FULL marathon, May 31st! I am excited and nervous all at the same time. I know it will be a lot of training, but at the same time, I felt the same way about my first half, and now I feel like I can run those in my sleep. Well maybe not, but I do love that distance, so the full should be twice the fun right? Tomorrow I'm going to post my review on the running skirt, and why I love it so much and also some new great running finds!