San Diego: C Level


We have arrived in sunny San Diego, ready to kickstart our 2013 tour and discover this beautiful city. It was an early morning departure as we said "see you later" to Casey's family and boarded our flight just before 8 a.m.


After picking up our rental ride and checking into our new home for the next month, we headed out to tackle some nearby hills. You can't really tell in this picture but this is the top of an extremely steep incline that totally kicked our butts.

The city of Chicago is flat as a pancake, so I'm actually looking forward to getting in some serious hill workouts in the next thirty days...but my calves might say otherwise.

Post workout we grabbed some grub and like two kindergarten kids went down for "nap time."




We capped off our first evening in "America's Finest City" with the most exquisite meal at Deborah Scott's C Level. Casey found this restaurant gem via Yelp! (our favorite app to use while we're on the road).

We had an extremely gorgeous view of the San Diego skyline accompanied by some of the most divine dishes. Seriously, despite my stomach overflowing with food in what feels like an 8 lb. salad baby, my mouth is still watering just thinking about what I just consumed.

Casey started off with the lobster bisque soup (who is this guy?) and shortly after he finished our dinner entrees were delivered:

Casey opted for the Blackened Fish Tacos
Chipotle aioli, pineapple salsa, shredded cabbage, chile black beans and avocado creme 

While I went out on a limb and ordered the Thai Steak Salad
Shredded cabbage, spicy peanut dressing, mango, sesame seeds, edamame, julienne carrots, fried wontons, over soy-ginger glass noodles (and steak, of course).  

I would not be surprised if we followed the savory scent back to C Level for round two in the very near future. In the mean time we might have to chow down at one of the Cohn Restaurant Group's other delicious dining creations.

Other tips and hints:

-We were worried about whether we would be able to find parking, but Island Prime/C-Level has a plenthora of parking available in their own private lot (and it's free), so don't sweat it. 

-The views....oh, the views. You could go to C-Level day or night to enjoy and appreciate the breathtaking beauty of the city skyline, Coronado Island and the North Island Naval facilities. 

-Sit outside year-round as they have ample heaters to keep you warm in the "winter" months. 

Address: 

880 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, California 92101


QUESTIONS FOR YOU: DO YOU INCORPORATE HILL WORKOUTS INTO YOUR RUNNING REGIMEN? HOW MANY TIMES A WEEK? 

WHICH AIRLINE DO YOU PREFER TO FLY? 
I have to admit, I love Southwest! It's not Casey's favorite airline (in fact, he may loathe it) but hey, they had me at "Bags fly free."

ANY SAN DIEGO RECOMMENDATIONS FOR US?


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