I found my running Mojo last week. Turns out it was hiding in San Francisco. I’ve been wanting to check out the city for a long time so I decided to take advantage of a long 4th of July holiday weekend and make the trip. It turned out to be a perfect time to go because it offered me a much needed respite from the terrible Texas heat. Although, according to my new San Francisco friends, it was actually borderline unbearably hot there. As you can see, I did not agree.
Since I’ve had so much trouble getting up the gumption to run in Texas I decided my trip to SF would be a great opportunity to get in a few miles. A new friend and fellow Kentucky girl whom I met up with on the first day of my trip suggested I try the trails at Golden Gate Park. I was staying in the Mission so the park was a bit of a hike using public transportation, but it was well worth the trip.
I set off on a cool, overcast morning and arrived at the park around 9:00 am. I couldn’t have asked for better running weather or scenery. The park is just beautiful and provided plenty of distraction for my seven mile run. I admit, my pace was a little slower since I kept stopping to snap photos. Still, it was the longest run since my half-marathon back in March and I was feeling pretty good.
I ended my run at the Conservatory of Flowers. This place was awesome! I spent the next hour or so nerding out on all the amazing flowers and plants. I highly recommend this place if you are visiting San Francisco, or even if you live there and haven’t checked it out yet. It was only $7.00 and included a free tour with a very quirky tour guide. I feel like quirkiness must be a requirement when applying for tour guide positions.