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California Trip Day 5 Recap!

5 Aug

So today is my last afternoon with Dave in California (insert sad face). I’ve had such a great trip and have enjoyed every second with Dave. Leaving today will be extremely hard because I won’t see Dave until Thanksgiving. Although leaving is tough, I know that we both have new chapters we need to start: Dave with his new job and me with graduate school. Thankfully Dave will be moving back to the Midwest in 6 months and we will only be a three hour car ride away. 

Enough of the sappy stuff. Let’s talk about yesterday shall we? Yesterday was my first Saturday long run for 1/2 marathon training. I completed four miles at a 10:00 min/mile pace. One thing I need to keep in mind with running in the morning is not to drink too much coffee prior for 2 reasons : 1. I feel dehydrated and 2. My heart feels like it is pumping out of my chest.

Afternoon Activities!

After working out, we got ready to hit the beach! We opted to go to Manhattan Beach, which took us about 40 minutes with traffic to get to. The temperature was about 75 degrees so it felt a bit chilly by the beach, but once we laid out our towels the sun felt great!

Manhattan Beach

I loved the beach. If I lived in California, I would definitely choose beach side. The atmosphere was so relaxed and easy going (my kind of style!).

After the beach, we drove down the coast for some site seeing. With windows down and music blaring we enjoyed the gorgeous view of the coast.

After exploring all afternoon, we were ravenous. With the help of Siri, we found out that Veggie Grill was only 2 miles away from us. Since we loved it the first time, we couldn’t wait to get back and try new dishes! This time, I ordered the portobello burger with a side of steamed kale with a sesame dressing. YUM

Get in my BELLY

Dave ordered the BBQ Chllin Wings and the Carne Asada sandwich. I’ve gotta say…their wings are so delicious! I’m salivating just thinking about them. Although we loved our meals, my favorite is still the All Hail Kale Salad. That salad will forever be in my mind 🙂

Well, I only have a few more hours left here in California, so I’m off to spend the last few moments with Davie. I hope you all had a great weekend!