Friday, May 14, 2010
Running across the Golden Gate Bridge and along the Embarcadero in San Francisco
This video says it all. It was amazing!
I was born in San Francisco and have spent a lot of time in this lovely City, but there were places I ran that I had never experienced before.
I had to hack off 13 minutes of this video but it will still give you a good sense of our 12-mile practice run.
We started off a the north end of the Golden Gate Bridge in the pouring rain and ran across the bridge and circled around to the bottom of the hill along the Golden Gate Promenade and ran to Ft. Point, stopping momentarily to touch the wall, and then back along the Promenade to Crissy Field while we got caught in the middle of a race... and then ran along Marina Blvd, past the Safeway toward Fort Mason, up to Prospect Park and down along the waterfront toward Fisherman's Wharf ... past the boat house and Aquatic Park and we turned around at the Hyde Street Pier (corner of Hyde and Jefferson, kitty-corner from the Cannery Building). The cable car turnaround/Buena Vista Cafe/Ghirardeli Square are all a tantalizing block up on the hill on Beach Street.
We then turned around and headed back the same way we had come.
It felt a lot like we were on the tv show: the amazing race.
I am so grateful for this wonderful experience. It was so fun, I barely noticed I was running. The plus side of running in such a beautiful place.