Ready to Run San Francisco + This Week’s Workouts

Hi friends! I’m super excited because in only a few short days I’ll be running the Nike Women’s Half Marathon in San Francisco! As you know, I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to run the race sponsored by ClassPass (<—all access pass to the best fitness studios/gyms in your city), and will be joined by 5 other awesome bloggers for the adventure. (Here’s a blog post that shares details on the #ClassPassRunner blogger group I’ll be with!).

I fly out west tomorrow morning and can’t wait to (literally) hit the ground running! A HUGE thank you to ClassPass for covering my travel, lodging, and race fees. It’s an honor to have this opportunity. :)

nike womens half SF classpass

Since I know this race is extremely hilly, I’m not planning to try to set any PRs, and instead going out there with the goal to just have fun and enjoy the sights! I’ll be taking lots of photos as usual so you guys can join in on the fun. :)

As for workouts this week, I’ve been keeping things relatively low key since I have the race coming up! Here’s what’s I’ve been up to.


Hiking with Matt on our anniversary weekend trip! :)

bearfence mountain views


Track workout! I didn’t make it to the track to meet my group at all last week (decided a rest day was more important), and I was surprised that all of a sudden this week it’s now DARK again at 6:30 a.m.! Noooo! So not ready for that. Once the sun came up it turned into a lovely morning, though.


Our workout was a tempo run: 2400 (6 laps), 1600 (4 laps), and then three 800s (2 laps), with 2 to 3 minutes rest in between each set. Pace was medium threshold – pushing but not going too crazy hard. I also did about a mile each to warm up and cool down.


Lunchtime yoga at Epic Yoga via ClassPass! It was a really calming, restorative class – felt amazing. I’m so obsessed with yoga as a break during the workday! I also jogged about 2 miles with the Girls on the Run team later in the day. :)


First thing this morning, I met fellow running/fitness blogger Charlie for a nice walk! (Remember when she wrote a great guest post for me on Natural Headache Remedies?) Charlie is British and lives in London (love her accent!), and is in the U.S. because she just ran the Chicago Marathon on Sunday! She’s now here in DC visiting friends. I always love meeting up with fellow bloggers – especially those I have so much in common with, so I was excited to meet her! Our original plan was a yoga class via ClassPass (she has ClassPass in London and you can use ClassPass in any city when you travel, which is awesome), but the class we signed up for was cancelled last minute. Lame! Oh well – it was a beautiful morning for a walk, and that meant we had more time to chat anyway. :)


Charlie is in the process of going back to school right now to become a dietitian, so we had a blast talking all things blogging, nutrition, school, and running. After walking for a little while, we transferred the party to Le Pain Quotidien for breakfast before saying goodbye. Thanks for the fun morning, Charlie! Come back again soon! :)


As for tomorrow, I’ll be enjoying a rest day! On Saturday we’re doing a light shake out run with the group in San Francisco, and then Sunday is the race! Yay. As you guys know, I ran the DC version of the Nike Women’s Half Marathon (<—still my half marathon PR!) back in 2013 and LOVED it. It’s probably best known as “that race that gives out Tiffany & Co. necklaces at the finish line.” So excited to check out the San Francisco variation!

I’ll be popping in tomorrow with a fun new recipe, and then probably won’t be back until Tuesday via the plane ride home, just FYI. In the meantime, check out Instagram for a sneak preview of what I’m up to, as always. :)

Who else is running San Francisco this weekend? Or, if you’ve run it in the past, any tips?


  1. 1

    Good luck in SF!!

  2. 2

    Have so much fun at the race this weekend. I did it in 2010; it was a race to remember!

  3. 3

    The dark mornings are killer! Really does make it so much harder to go up! I’m not much of a fan of the dark evenings either, I seem to get so much less done in a day…though it is nice to get in to my PJs by 7pm and not feel at all weird about it :)

  4. 5

    good luck!!! Thats such a fun race, I haven’t run it but I’ve gone up to spectate and support and it is SUCH a fun time.

  5. 6

    I’m running it this weekend! It’s a fun race but it is hilly and it is CROWDED-I think it is definitely one to do for fun rather than a PR, although my PR is actually from that race 2 years ago!

  6. 8

    Welcome to SF this weekend! Weather is supposed to be glorious. It’s been unbelievably perfect running weather around here recently.

  7. 9

    Hi Anne! Yay! So glad you’re heading to SF (my neck of the woods!) It’s warmer than usual, but there will always be a cool breeze when you’re near the water. Lots of hills, as you know! Have fun and enjoy your run!

  8. 10

    Enjoy the half marathon!

  9. 11

    Running is cool. Good luck!

  10. 12
    Roadrunner says

    Good luck — and enjoy! Look forward to the pics from the race.

  11. 13

    Hey, I’m going to be in San Fran this week, but I’m going to be there today, instead of the weekend. I hope the race is AMAZING!

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