Posted on April 11, 2013
Beach day in Avila & wine tasting in Pismo
It’s official. I am never going home.
Well I wish that were true but nothing beats running in paradise.
I started in downtown Pismo Beach to Dinosaur Point in Shell Beach and back. I’m pretty sure running with an ocean view would never get old.
I figured I’d do 3-5 miles depending on how I felt. Turns out I felt great and could have kept going, but being the responsible runner that I am I stopped at 5. I’m thinking that hilly half changed my perspective of hills because I used to struggle running this route and somehow it felt so much easier this time.
Bonus points for strength training on buttcation. #dedicatedrunneryo
It was pretty cool to watch The Splash Café’s sign change. If you’re ever in the area, pretty much everyone say’s this the place to go for clam chowder. I’m not a chowder fan so you’ll just have to take their word for it.
We spent the afternoon with Mr. Pink skin crazy man Bam at the off leash dog beach in Avila Beach.
He was is doggie heaven as he ran around with overstimulated senses. It was so fun to watch. He couldn’t even handle it. Ha!
Dude was wiped out the rest of the afternoon.
Mission = accomplished
Come on dad, throw the ball…
While Bam recouped in the car, we walked around Avila Beach, which is so adorable.
One last stop at Pirates Cove, the nudy beach. Ow ow!! Don’t worry all clothes were kept on as we are too lazy to hike down there, plus nobody needs to see Mike’s butt. Nobody.
Anyway the views from the cliff’s are incredible!
We had a great time getting to know Nicole, Jasmine and their husbands over delicious wine and a lot of entertainment. They put up with us and our lame jokes, so I already think they are super cool. We should really come with a “not for the easily offended” warning label.
Red Carpet had snacks, a live band and even a comedian, Brett Riley who was hilarious.
Mike & I loved 50 Shades Chardonnay steel barrel. I thought it was smooth, slightly sweet and had a peachy undertone to it. <-Just pretend I know what I’m talking about.
Mike bought 2 bottles so I guess that means we kind of like it.
Kelly & Nicole invited us over after the event and the girls talked about blogs & racing. We are looking to do a summer half marathon together. I’m stoked!!
Do you keep up with workouts on vacation?
Do you like doing destination races?
If so, what are your requirements before you sign up? Course, city, things to do?
Hill running: yay or nay?