Running The West Coast

What’s Your Workout Personality?

When it comes to working out, there’s so many ways and outlets that we can use to exercise our bodies. For me, running has always been a passion.

I feel most empowered when I embrace the freedom of letting my feet hit the ground and my mind being set free.

Having the opportunity to build a successful athletic career around running competitively is a gift that I’ll always be thankful for and a “family” that has grown with me. But, I’ll save those stories are for another day! 😉

Now that I’m past my career as a student athlete, I’ve continued running. Running allows me to be me.

I have ran countless races across the country but I’ve never ran any further West than Texas. I have so many Hallmark races on my “Live List” that I want to work through but honestly, haven’t made the time. So, I got to thinking. When I could, I wanted to make sure I ran somehow, when I knew I’d be traveling for work.

A huge goal for me was to run the West Coast! Last year, I did! I wasn’t able to run a “true” 5k race. I was only in San Diego for a short period of time for a work conference. But, regardless of if it was a legit race or not, I wasn’t going to pass up on the opportunity to run there while I could!

Jay & I stayed on Coronado Island where we tried to run each morning. It’s kind of funny but I think it’s really important to have some time to yourself, even while on a trip. I choose to usually run and Jay typically chooses the gym. Yes, sometimes we join in on each others workouts or do both together.

My first run was with Jay in San Diego. Unfortunately, we weren’t there long enough to run a 5k. I did find one at the fairgrounds but it wasn’t going to work with our schedule for the real estate conference we were attending.

Currently, I’m trying to decide on where my next destination race is going to be…Any Suggestions?