I have returned from sunny San Diego and I am
My 5am wakeup call came very early and I put on all of my gear that I had laid out the night before. I took the trolley to the race start, along with many other runners. There were even a handful of them at the stop where I got on, so I knew I was in the right place!! It was still dark until just before the race.
The 5K started at 6:45 and the 15K didn't start until 7:15. The race started right on time and I was in Corral C.
The course was mostly beautiful and full of all sorts of interesting smells. From very strong flowers in people's yards to garbage/ homeless people that we ran past. Here is a view of the city at the start of the last downhill after mile 8.
The FINISH!!! 2:05:38!!
The goods that I worked for!
I was hoping/ supposed to meet up with SR and Sarah OUaL but things didn't work out and I didn't get to meet them. I was pretty bummed but this only means that I will have to go to Cali again and meet them for real!
|The view from my room!|
|Hello giant cruise ship!|
I left the race and took the trolley back to my stop after riding it one stop in the wrong direction. No, I do not want to go to Tijuana thanks! I got back to my room all stinky and showered and went to my interview at the conference by 1pm. It was about a half hour long and went well and they want to fly me to Columbus, OH in the near future for an on-site interview!! YES!!
After the interview, I came back to the room and changed b/c I couldn't wear my neon green compression socks with my black skirt and put on comfy clothes and walked around.
Monday, I was supposed to go whale watching but due to a big storm coming in on Sunday, I rescheduled it for Wednesday.
For breakfast, I went to a Creperie in Little Italy and then my first Chipotle experience for lunch.
|Lemon & sugar crepe|
|Chicken burrito bowl|
Instead, that afternoon I went and got my nails done with a Groupon I got for after my whale trip. I took the trolley and then a bus to get there.
The rest of Monday was spent at the conference or wandering around SD. I ended up at an Indian restaurant for dinner!!
|Punjabi Saag with Naan and rice!|
|Galub for dessert!|
That night, there was also a Grad Student/ Post Doc reception that the ACS put on and I enjoyed meeting some new to me nerds!
Tuesday, I went to the conference and listened to the PhD Comics guy give a talk and then went to a Luncheon for the Women's Chemist Committee and a prof from my school was being honored and gave a talk.
I came back to the room and changed out of my dress clothes to something more normal, took a little nap and then wandered along the water and ended up in the Gaslamp District.
|The convention center from the trolley stop|
|The aircraft carrier, the Midway|
|The Gaslamp District|
I had some pre-dinner (froyo) and then met up with some other people for dinner at the Fish Market.
|My first Pinkberry!|
|Calamari with sweet potato fries|
|John being frustrated with his dinner|
After dinner, I was lame and went back to the room but it was about 10pm and I was tired from all of the walking. And I needed to get some rest b/c Wednesday was going to be a big day!
Have you ever been to SD? Where did you go? What did you do?