Weekly Mileage: 5/12-5/18

Giants, and tigers, and sharks! Oh my!

MONDAY 5/12: Rest. Drove from Santa Ana (Orange County) to Brisbane, California (San Francisco). With traffic, the trip took us about 7.5-8 hours.

TUESDAY 5/13: Hit up a small portion of the massive San Francisco Bay Trail with this guy; 5 miles total.


Later that day, we ventured into the city to enjoy the beer garden at Zeitgeist (featured on The Layover with Anthony Bourdain). It didn't disappoint. A perfect place to relax and meet new people. There were plenty of brewskis to choose from, community tables for making new friends and a beer garden you just can't beat. 



Afterward, we walked to nearby Pica Pica (featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Divesfor the most amazing arepa we've ever had. Seriously. Casey and I can't stop thinking about it. 

Here's another video featuring this Venezuelan street food on the local program, Best of the Bay



Our order: Vegetariana Arepa-sweet yellow grilled corn pocket filled with grilled tofu, avocado, plaintain, black beans and garlic aioli. 

What dreams are made of...

We finished off the night by watching the Blackhawks win the series at Giordano Bros. This Pittsburgh bar in San Fran serves sandwiches reminiscent of the Steel City's well renowned Primanti Bros. It's like a rite of passage in Pittsburgh to have fries on your sandwich. 


WEDNESDAY 5/14: 8 miles along the SF Bay Trail by our hotel. That afternoon we made our way to Oakland where Casey and I crossed off our 19th ballpark together (Casey's 20th). We've officially been to every MLB ballpark in the West. I hope to do a separate post about the stadium, but let's just say it was everything I expected from Oakland and more...


THURSDAY 5/15: 7 miles. I love having a trail right outside of our hotel. Here are some of the views I captured during my various runs...



The flowers are still blooming, but the drought here in California is very real.
In this picture you can see exposed pipes that were once buried under water.
Along the trail you can see the receding water line and the effects of the drought.

FRIDAY 5/16: I try to never miss a chance to run with Casey, so when he said he wanted to run for about thirty minutes I joined him; 3 miles then I topped it off with 30 minutes on the bike at the hotel gym. 

SATURDAY 5/17: "Rest." I put that in quotes because although I didn't run at all, we had a long day of work at the Uncorked! San Francisco Wine Festival. We arrived around 8:45 a.m., had our usual 1.5 hour set up, worked the event, tore down our event site and headed home. It was an awesome activation and we had the most incredible view of Alcatraz from our footprint! I love experiential marketing/touring for so many reasons, but this is definitely one of them. Where else can you work and get a view like this...


Our truck with Alcatraz in the background.
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SUNDAY 5/18: Capitola Half Marathon in Santa Cruz (recap here) followed by an event in Salinas, CA. 



TOTAL: 36.1 miles + 30 minutes on the hotel bike

This week we'll be bouncing around from San Francisco to Sacramento. We're stoked to make our way back to "Sac-Town" to spend some quality time with our friends, Amy and Clint! Plus, I have another half marathon on tap for Saturday. 

Cheers to another great week on the road! 

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