Thursday, March 16, 2017

California are you ready for me?

Last day of work for a couple weeks.  Yahoo.
Vacation starting at 4 today and as my daughter says "Party starts now boys".
Leaving after school to drive to Regina.  Staying with our son there so will get a quick visit with him before our 4:30 am alarm gets us up tomorrow to get to the airport for our 6:30 flight to California.

Very excited again to be going back to a place I am somewhat familiar with and therefore have desires and longing to see and do certain things.  Can't wait to see the ocean from the saddle of my bike as I cruise down the PCH from Oceanside to Torrey Pines.  Can't wait to hear the ocean, sand in my toes, to have California Almond Milk (strange thing to look forward to I know), to buy some of the delicious desserts at the Oceanside Street Fair/Farmer's Market.

Tomorrow will be a very full day with an early flight, however, it will be great to be in San Diego by noon.  Rented vehicle to pick up and the always interesting task of getting our bike bags and luggage plus us in the vehicle.  Last time (in Europe) I forgot to take a picture but it was both frustrating and hilarious.  I will take a picture this time.  We have a rented condo in a complex we have staying in before.  Groceries, unpacking, bikes to set up.

Saturday we are heading to Coronado for package pickup/athlete check in for the Olympic Super Seal Triathlon that will be on Sunday.  Nothing like kicking things off with a bang.  The course looks breathtaking so I will try to take pictures.
A couple weeks for hiking, biking, running, sunning, Disneyland, Ducks Hockey, the famous "potato chip hike" are planned.  Encinitas has a half marathon run on the weekend in between our 2 triathlons and I was yay at first then nay and I'm back again to a yay.  Need to get in a 20-22 mile run that day so why no do it partly with a lot of people where there is some nutritional support and entertainment.  Will see what my co-pilot wants to do.  A couple long runs along the ocean will be 100 times better than the 3 hour run on the treadmill last Sunday.

Ironman Oceanside is on Saturday, April 1 and we will be flying back first thing Monday.

I have not decided yet if I am taking my computer so may have some posts or not in the next 2 weeks.  I will have a couple race reports coming your way as well as some our adventures in SoCal.

Changing gears, I have until tomorrow to register (before fee increase) for an ultra in May.  My biking friend from  Actif Epica is registered and would like me (us) to come too.  Hubby might be too busy doing his farming thing but he thinks I should go.

50 km, 50 mile, 100 km or 100 mile are my choices.

or maybe better said

silly,     crazy,    idiotic,  or  out of your freaking mind


Will keep you posted.
If you are going on vacation in the next while- have a great time!!
Any tips/ places to eat/ places to go in the San Diego north area?

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