Driving back from JFK airport at 1am this morning, I became overwhelmed with a feeling that I imagine the ladies from Sex and the City felt every time they returned home to The Big Apple too. I love this place.
That said, I had an indescribably wonderful time checking out the west coast over the past few days, and a big part of me — the one that wants to explore and travel and run in different cities all day long — is really, genuinely sad to be back in this humid place I call home.
To say that I ate well, ran far, hiked long, drank indulgently and smiled big would be putting the way I feel about my San Francisco and Sonoma getaway far, far too lightly. Should you find yourself in the area at some point in the future, check out my brief yet jam-packed itinerary for a few ideas of what to do. (A note: Noah and I planned none of this in advance. We simply booked our plane tickets and hotels, and took it moment by moment once we got there. If you err on the go-with-it side of the Type A spectrum, then I highly suggest you consider this tactic too.)
New York to San Francisco, July 3
Day 1, July 4th
Day 2, July 5th
Day 3, July 6th
Day 4, July 7th
So there you have it. If you’re headed to the west coast anytime soon, I’ve just made your life a whole lot easier. If not, I may have made you hungry and slightly in need of a glass of wine or a vacation. Either way, we didn’t get back until 1:30am on Sunday night, and so I’m insanely exhausted and buried under tons of work that I’ve at least tried not to think about for the past 5 days.
Now that that’s on the table, I do hope you’ll stick with me this week as I get back into the swing of things and attempt to re-adjust to the time difference and real world. I hope you all had a wonderful July 4th week and weekend, and have an equally wonderful start to the week. More details of the trip — and my return to east coast running (September’s half marathon countdown starts now!) — to come.
As for the contest winner, Congratulations Lucky No. 2 — Rebecca — on winning 3 large pouches of Vega Energizing Smoothie mix! Please get in contact with me so I can arrange for your prize to be sent.