What is dorkier than a long distance runner in their running gear? I can't think of anything.
Check out this sweet outfit.
I couldn't resist taking a picture of my ridiculousness. As you can see from the picture, I was wearing a blue and orange tank, with black and purple shorts, compression sleeves, a white hat, and the brightest blue running shoes. There is nothing right about this outfit, but hey, I don't claim to be a fashionista. I'm a runner. Strap on a fuel belt, and this outfit gets even better.
Despite my nerdy running outfit, my run was excellent! I planned to drive up north and either do a trail run or a coastal run, but as usual, I overslept. I decided to run my 16 miles from home instead. The benefit to running from home is that I see a variety of landscapes, and I don't have to sit in the car after my 2 hour sweat fest.
1.5 miles from my front door, I have a view of downtown and the bay.
I eventually hit the trails for a few miles. These stairs are killer!
I made my way downtown and to the harbor.
And eventually to Point Loma.
The final stretch of my run is a long incline up 6th Avenue.
I've done this run many, many times and it's definitely not my favorite. I guess I can't complain when I am able to run out my door and the scenery looks like this. It doesn't hurt that this is "winter" in SoCal. I'm seeing pictures on Facebook and Instagram of everyone training in sub-zero temps with snow! I feel so spoiled.
I followed up my 16 mile run with leftovers from Native Foods! Yes, I was back at it again this weekend. This time I went with Angela since she hasn't been to the Encinitas location yet.
Not pictured: The big bowl of Trader Joe's soy creamy vanilla ice-cream and chocolate chips that I enjoyed after this. It is my latest obsession.
I am madly in love with the Brooks Pure Project line. I've said it before, but I need to say it again. I've never felt better on a long run than I do in my Brooks Pure Cadence. I feel fast and light and my Plantar Fascia isn't killing me. I am still wearing the original Cadence. I have the purple Cadence 2s, but I am planning on wearing these until there's nothing left. They're broken in so perfectly. I wish they'd just last forever.
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Thanks for reading this completely mindless post. I hope the pictures made it worthwhile.