San Francisco

In less than two weeks, I'll be running through the streets of San Francisco. I can't lie, it's one of my favorite cities in the world. A few years ago I had the amazing fortune of being able to travel there every six weeks for work... and it's a time in my life I will always be grateful for.

There is something intoxicating about SF. From it's massive hills (gulp) and trolleys, to it's architecture- old and new. From the Wharf to the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz to Ghiradelli Square. There is so much to see and do there that a mere weekend there is almost heartbreaking.

Except that this time I'm not there to be a true tourist. This time, I'm going to San Francisco to claim a piece of her streets while leaving a piece of my weakness behind. As many times as I've been there, I can guarantee that I have never seen her beauty as intimately as I will see it soon.

It's like going to see an old friend under different circumstances. It's the same... and yet very different. In a city as large as San Francisco, 26.2 miles doesn't seem like much... but it's enough to give her some ownership over my heart.
5 Responses
  1. Mrs. Mess Says:

    I'm a tad jealous! My hubs when to SF a few years back and ever since I've wanted to go! Maybe one day I'll do this race!

  2. FruitFly Says:

    Have a great run! When I picture San Francisco - although I've only been once as a very little girl, aside from the airport - I picture hills. Running there terrifies me --- I'll live vicariously through your 26.2!
    Best of luck!

  3. Glenn Jones Says:

    Have fun!I really dig that place. Well - all except their baseball team....

  4. I'm not going to lie either, I'm so jealous of your marathon location! It's going to be sooooo beautiful! Enjoy the 26.2!

  5. You're going to do great!!!! Have A BLAST! SF loves you :)