I had the day off of work today so I decided to take my dog hiking along the coast of San Francisco!
I thought this would be a good low-impact activity for me now that my leg seems to be doing really well and free of pain. San Francisco is blessed with the Lands End Trail-a gorgeous walking trail along the coast of the city with views of the Golden Gate Bridge, mountains and the beautiful ocean.
It ended up being a perfect day outside for a hike-the weather was mild, there was no fog or heavy cloud coverage so the sun was shining, and the water looked more blue than I think I have ever seen it here!
(The North Face Endurance Challenge takes place through these mountains..I can’t wait!)
We followed the “Coastal Trail”
I’m not exactly sure how far we went, but we walked for about an hour and a half. My dog, Emmi, finally got to take her picture with the Golden Gate Bridge:
Obligatory tourist photo
It isn’t a strenuous hike; however, there are a few hills and steep staircases. My dog is not a big fan of going up and down stairs because she has such long, skinny greyhound legs- but she did pretty well!
Dog’s eye view
Today reminds me why I love living in Northern California so much. It’s fun to live in a big city, but the accessibility to the beautiful outdoors is what I appreciate the most.
This is exactly why I was motivated to start running in the first place!
There were several runners along the path; I will definitely come back when I am able to train again! I’m enjoying having the gym membership but I can’t be stuck inside all of the time. I wasn’t running through the trails today, but it still made for a great day outside!
Now let’s get some food!