Today I woke up early so I could go jogging before it became too hot. When I got out (around 7:30am) it was pretty cold. The skies were cloudy but the sun was already visible in the horizon. I started running too fast – without the treadmill I couldn’t know what my pace was. I realized after a few minutes that I won’t be able to maintain that pace and eventually ended up running about 8 km from Pier 39 to the Giants stadium and back, stopping only once to tie my shoelaces. Intentionally I didn’t measure time or heart rate because when resuming workouts after a break it’s important not to overdo it. Here’s the route:
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After a shower and breakfast I decided to do the bicycle ride on the Golden Gate Bridge. It was a perfect day for a bicycle ride – not too hot and not too cold. Crossing the bridge you basically have two options: the shorter one is to cross and not long after take a ferry back and the longer option is to ride some more and then take the ferry (going back is not really a good option, although it’s possible.) I decided to take the longer route (a total of about 26 km), having time and all, because it includes more things to see. Naturally I lost my way while going to see one of the attractions but the GPS helped and then I joined an Australian woman for the rest of the time and she found the right way easily. I recommend the shorter trip to anyone coming here, but I’m not sure going the long trip is worth it. Also, if you’re not used to bike riding, your butt may hurt. Mine sure did and I hope Future Schreibers are OK. But it was fun and I feel that after this morning’s workout and the bicycle ride I can exempt myself from tomorrow’s morning workout and go jogging again the day after. Here’s a rough estimate of the bicycle route:
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Tomorrow it’s probably going to rain, so I don’t really know what I’m going to do (I don’t like rain.) I considered going to Six Flags (an amusement park) or Disneyland but I don’t feel like driving 5 to 6 hours each direction. I like San Francisco and I think there are many things to do here even if they are not as thrilling as riding the biggest roller coasters or meeting Mickey Mouse.
It’s only 8pm and I’m already very tired. I guess more exhausted than tired. I think I’m going to spend the rest of the evening in my hotel room. If I’ll decide otherwise I’ll post it on tomorrow’s update.