Clouds, Cold….San Diego?

Sunday. Day two of our trip. This was the day I really regretted not doing what I originally planned to do.  I decided way back in March that I really wanted to complete the Rock and Roll San Diego Half Marathon.  I even planned out the whole vacation around it.  Then when it was time to sign up for it, it was so expensive and I didn’t feel at all ready for it.

When we got to the hotel, everyone was here for the race and one of the guys suggested I “ghost run” the marathon.  I guess a lot of people jump in on these huge marathons without paying for it.  Have any of you done that before?

I ended up not doing it.  But it was very intriguing. O.K. enough regretting and on to the day we had. 🙂


We’ve had a little bad luck this trip when it comes to the weather.  It’s been very cloudy and overcast which makes us a little depressed. So we decided to find a gym and workout while we waited for the sun to come out on our BEACH day.  We headed to the local Starbucks and had some apple juice (no straw included) and some perfect oatmeal.

I’ve talked about this before when it comes to breakfast how the oatmeal is a perfect pre-race meal, but it’s also so inexpensive.  Yes, I know I just mentioned something inexpensive at Starbucks when a lot of people complain about how expensive they are.  We were able to get all of this for about ten dollars.


Mike and I found a local fitness club that let us pay for a day pass.  We both headed to the elliptical and were excited to get going.  We have never sweat so much in our life!  I am attributing it to the humidity, but it was awesome! It really made you feel like you were doing a great workout.  We then took an hour on weights.

We are trying not to take the gloominess of the last few days as a sign or anything (because we may be a little superstitious), but come on!  After talking to a guy at the hotel gym and a desk clerk, San Diego has a term called “June Gloom”.  I guess this is pretty normal.  Then again we usually come in May or July.  We learned our lesson.  No more June!  If you have to wear shorts and a shirt to the beach and can’t lay out, there is no use going to the beach .:)

The husband found it very intriguing that the elevation was four feet.  We are used to the 4000-6000 feet rides we do and love the fact that we ae at sea level.  It feels good on the lungs. 

He also managed to go in the freezing, cold water and body surf too.  He said he found it “refreshing”. Nut.

I was more intrigued by the awesome seagulls walking around.  Most people think of them as annoying creatures, but they are kind of funny to watch.  They absolutely refuse to fly unless its their last resort.  I found this out when this guy kept getting chased by a little girl and refused to take off and just kept running in circles.


Dinner was amazing.  We found a sushi place the last time we are here that was also a seafood buffet.  I was partially through my plate when I took this picture, but you get the idea.  It’s a little pricey, but the quality of food is excellent.  You can find it in the Mission Valley Mall.  It’s called the Onami Restaurant and Sushi Bar.  Highly recommend it.

Not to mention, they had these bad boys.  Does anyone have an easy recipe for Chocolate Covered Strawberries?  I really want to learn how to make them without making a huge mess in my kitchen.


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