Life this past week was a balancing act. A balance between doing what I should be doing, and doing what I want to be doing. But, truly, why can’t they be the same thing? Shouldn’t we be doing what we want to be doing? If you ask me, the answer is an obvious….YES!
So, I did do, what I wanted to be doing, because it is what I should be doing. :)
The beginning of the week started with some rest, because I was fighting a cold. Then, I hit my workouts hard. Then rested again, because my workouts wore me out. Then my best friend from college came to visit, and I spent every moment, focusing on spending time with her, catching up, and making memories.
I started out by letting my inner child out…
I jumped off rocks for fun!
There were lots of smiles :)
I got my butt kicked by a Sandstorm…
But at least I looked cute in my Coeur Team Kit and my Oakley Women’s Immerse sunglasses. :)
I got brunch with one of my old personal training clients from Chicago! I hadn’t seen Nikolina in 2 years, and it was sooooo much fun to catch up. Next time stay longer :)
Nikolina and I at Honey’s, one of my fave brunch places.
Then Betsy came to town!!!!
We started off with a lagoon loop run! Obviously :)
Life really is a balancing act.
Post run on the beach
We then hit up my absolute favorite café in all of San Diego….The Naked Café. Betsy and I ate brunch here 7 years ago, when we went on a 6 week road trip all around the U.S.
We love this place!
We then made our way to Torrey Pines for some hiking!
Play time in the water!
One of the best views in all of San Diego.
It was then girl’s night out. We met up with my friend Jené and Kelly at Bier Garden for some beers and dinner. And I got to wear out one of my new favorite StitchFix items, this tank. <3
Ignore the evil eyes
Always acting goofy
Since, Betsy is a foodie, it was time to introduce her to the famous Acai Bowl. So, brunch outside at Swami’s it was.
One of the best meals, San Diego has to offer. Refreshing, filling, and delicious!
The last time I went perusing local shops was…????? It was so nice to just window shop, and/or purchase a few fun things. So, we strolled and just enjoyed some time post-brunch looking in stores.
I bought this cute frame for my room. So…true!
I love this!
And then after some fun strolling…we hit up the beach. Again, last time I just laid out and enjoyed the sun was in the BVI…it was time to do it at home! Enjoy all that San Diego has to offer!
I love the beach!
Jené joined us, and of course, we had to take the GoPro out for some action shots!
After a day in the sun, it was time to show Betsy our famous San Diegan sunsets, and of course celebrate with a little red wine. :)
Sunset and wine. Yes please.
Oh…forgot to mention….Miss Seal…she washed up on shore to do some Molting…which is shedding….and because of the latest storm, she somehow ended up being separated from her fellow seals, as they usually all molt together. Poor Seal. :(
Sunday morning, we went to brunch at Honey’s, and I indulged in an artichoke, chicken sausage omelette. YUM!
After dropping Betsy off at the airport, I headed back to the beach, to top off the weekend of some fun in the sun! I couldn’t resist. Training was just going to have to wait til Monday.
Although, I did get some beach running in, just a tad. :)
In love with my new reversible bikini by Maaji Swimwear.
My favorite purchases from the weekend.
Last night’s sunset, reminded me of how in love with life I am.
And this morning’s quote….was a great way to kick off this week!
Cheers to last week, The Balancing Act. Ready to put in a hard week of training to continue my prep for Oceanside 70.3! Hope everyone had a great week!