Running & Reporting from the Bay in CA

It’s been quiet in this little corner, while life was being all kinds of loud! In the past few weeks, we’ve gone from this…

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….to this:

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Along the way we crossed 15 states (including the District, of course), stopped to see friends and family in Ann Arbor, Kalamazoo, Chicago, Quad Cities, Colorado Springs and Albuquerque. We visited the Corn Palace* (oh, yes we did), the Presidents at Mt Rushmore, a lovely bed & breakfast in Rapid City, SD and Los Pollos Hermanos (aka Twisters). We were graced with everything from sun to rain to golf-ball-sized hail (what kind of guest treatment is that, Wyoming?!).

*Nobody takes corn lightly in South Dakota.

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Moving on…

We covered 3500+ miles throughout 8 days, with a nice long break in New Mexico to celebrate my little sis gettin’ hitched!

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And in the 2 days that followed, our powerful little car trekked the remaining 1,030 miles. And the day after that, all of our furniture met us in California and – voila! – we are officially temporary residents.

Monterey, CA

For the next 18 months you’ll find us running and riding along the bay, in the peaks and valleys of the Sierras and up and down many San Francisco-esque hills. I’m still on the Wellness Corporate Solutions team (whoop!) and joining the world of remote-working.

Currently, I’m reporting from the Adirondack chair in our back yard as I soak in the afternoon sunshine hours and admire the lemon tree that requires little care but provides ample fruit.

And that’s that.


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5 Responses to Running & Reporting from the Bay in CA

  1. What a crazy and fun adventure! Monterey seems like a great place for a temporary stay. (Only temporary? What’s next?) It’s beautiful there and I’m sure you’ll have a great time exploring California! (Admittedly a little sad that I just missed you by about a month!) Please post all the time once winter strikes and we’re all complaining about the east coast vortex. :) Glad you made it safe to the west coast!

  2. Congratulations on the new move! I live in Palo Alto (About 2 hours north of Monterey and 45 minutes south of San Francisco), and I have to say you’ve picked a great spot to live! There are so many fun things to do in this area, from running and hiking to exploring Farmers’ Markets. I highly recommend checking out Carmel and Big Sur, as well as exploring all of the road races in the area. Let me know how it goes!

  3. Wowza, quite the move you guys had. I apologize for the summertime hail you experienced in Wyoming, but can’t say I am surprised. Enjoy your California adventures, Heather!

  4. Hey lady, congrats on the big move! It’s always fun to hear about old dc blogger friends moving to this coast. :)

    You’re not too far from the awesome sights and exploring in Big Sur or Pinnacles national park (my new fave), so be sure to squeeze that in! 18 mos will fly by super fast.

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