Monday, April 21, 2008

Over Golden Gate

At the suggestion of 13akbal, I headed out for my first run in San Francisco along Market Street, to the Embarcadero and the Golden Gate Bridge.

It was a great run through San Francisco, along the Embarcadaro, the Piers, Fisherman's Wharf and to the Golden Gate Bridge approach. 8 miles out was a little more than I had anticipated and there was no way I was doing a 16 mile out-and-back. But I couldn't stop.

Something compelled me over that bridge... At one point I actually said aloud to myself:

"Oh to hell with it. You'll figure out how to get back to the hotel. Just go for it."

The views were amazing. I'm very glad I kept going.

Here's my route. I ran over the bridge and back but then took a taxi back to the hotel.

These photos don't do it justice but...






"All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire."
-Aristotle

10 comments:

13akbal said...

Right on! That's an awesome run.. I'm so jealous!

I forgot to mention it was kinda long :-)

Have a great time! SF rocks.

Michelle said...

Awesome - I loved that run when I visited San Fran 6 years ago. Still goes down as one of the best. Cool blog! I like all your quotes...

nyflygirl said...

i wanna go back to SF.
nice pics!! :)

Deene said...

I like SF, but haven't run there yet. glad you had fun, have some chowder for me!

Morrissey said...

likewise w/ flygirl.....sf is a great place to run!

Mark MacLeod said...

That does look nice.

You took a taxi back to the hotel? Now that's my kind of run!

Ryan said...

I did that run a few years back. It was amazing. I actually ran it two days in a row. The first day was so foggy I couldn't see the ends of the bridge, which was a bit scary. The next day was crystal clear like your photos. One great run, with two completely different views. Enjoy the trip!

Yvonne said...

I love it! This is exactly the type of run I'd love. We all have a tongue in our heads to ask directions, it's so worth it to explore a new place on foot :)

Stephanie said...

so cool to run somewhere NEW. love the pics!

Just12Finish said...

Beautiful! I did the same thing too ... intended to just get close to the bridge, but then said f*ck it and went over and back. I've never regretted that.