Sunday, November 9, 2014

Running while on the road

The last few weeks I have been traveling more than normal for work. I was in San Francisco on 2 different occasions, once by the airport and the other time downtown.

When I found out my conference was at a airport hotel I had resided to the fact that I was going to be running on a treadmill. Which is almost enough to make me not want to run, but 4 days without working out would make me very cranky which my co-workers would not appreciate.

Pedestrian bridge on the path I ran by SFO 

One of things I have learned about traveling for work is to ask the hotel concierge if they can suggest running routes, a lot of the time they even have maps. When I arrived at the airport hotel it was dark so I had no idea of my surroundings, even though I fly into SFO several times a year, but I never stay at the airport. I was pleasantly surprised when the guy at the front desk told me there was a biking and running path behind the hotel that "went for miles". I was even more surprised to find out in the morning that it ran along the water. It was pretty neat to be able to watch the planes land and take off while running.


Market Street crossing over the Ferry Building

My second trip to San Francisco I stayed in Union Square, which I normally do when I am traveling for work. I typically run down Market Street until I hit the Ferry Building and run down the The Embarcadero for as long as I have time for and back. I love watching the city come alive in the morning while I run: people on their way to work, vendors setting up at the market, various piers opening up for the day, other runners saying hi, the sun over the bay.

I am not always excited about traveling to work, but I do love discovering cities by running around them.

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