The best things to do while in San Fransisco part 1


friday- bike ride around SF

saturday-1.5 hotel TM + weights


monday-3 miles on TM + weights

Where do I even start? Our trip to SF was a perfect weekend. The last time we tried to go to SF it was a total disaster and we ended up coming home after just one night. This time we went alone and left J with my sister Leah. We got frequent updates like these…he was having the time of his life with his cousins. Leah knows how to party for sure.

smore’s in your pajamas, always a good idea
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happy meal for dinner(which he never gets so he was so excited)
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decorating gingerbread men
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Friday we flew out early and arrived in SF about 10:30am. We checked into our hotel and then headed to lunch. We walked around hoping to try some ramen that Yelp said was incredible, but the place was packed! We decided on this Mexican restaurant that was amazing! It was so fresh and delicious. We actually ended up eating their twice and we were not disappointment. Their pico was to die for. I got the grilled salmon tacos, nachos, and the next time tried their burrito. All very tasty.

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After lunch we headed downtown to rent electric bikes. Yes, you heard me right, electric bikes. They are 1000x better than regular bikes and we could not stop laughing. You can get up to 20 mph on those things! We would cruise by other bikers huffin and puffin up the hill, it was so fun. We biked across the Golden Gate Bridge and then did some trails till it was dark. We rented them at a place called Sports Basement, it was $26 for both of us(Black Friday deal) and totally worth it.

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We returned the bikes and headed to Ghirardelli Square. They were lighting their tree and had a live band so naturally everyone in SF was there. It was crazy busy, but we finally found a parking spot and tried their famous ice cream sundae in a waffle bowl. I’m not even a huge sundae fan, but it was really good. The chocolate sealed the deal for me.

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free piece while we wait in line, don’t mind if I do=)
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That night we ended up getting a Red Box(because we gotta stay up late when J’s not with us right?) and slept in the next morning. Our hotel had breakfast and they did not disappoint.

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After, I attempted to run a bit to stretch my legs out since they were still sore from my race. I only had old running shoes with me and they were killin my feet so just a short run and a few weights.

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Our friends Kristin and Brody picked us up and we headed North to Berkley for the BYU vs Cal game. We ate Thai for lunch and of course it was great.

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The game was even better! BYU won, the weather was gorgeous, and our seats were awesome. It was so fun to see friends and cheer on our team.

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I’ll post our last day tomorrow.


Monday morning I ran on the treadmill while talking to my sister Leah. Just an easy run with lots of stretching and a few weights. It felt great to get back into routine after a weekend of fun and ALL THE FOODS. Last night we decorated for Christmas, got our tree, and made some cookies for family night. We went with my parents to Lowes and found this beauty. I wish you could smell it, ahh, I just love the smell of Christmas.

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My mom had to make a tough decision on what tree…
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These smelled pretty great too.

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J helped me all day grocery shopping, decorating, and doing laundry. He found his old Santa hat and had to wear it all day. He fell asleep while I was making dinner, he cracks me up.

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Hope you’re having a great day!

About Sugar Plum Runner

Welcome to the Sugar Plum Runner! I grew up in WA state, but currently reside in UT with my husband Josh, son Jackson, and 2 daughters Lily and Claire. I love running, but I have never been so inspired to run, race, and blog about it since 4 years ago after I had Jackson. I grew up playing soccer and cheered in high school. My favorite part of both sports(and yes I consider cheer leading a sport) was the conditioning. I found myself running after practice was over on my own. That's when I realized that running may be the sport I really loved.
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2 Responses to The best things to do while in San Fransisco part 1

  1. Sounds like an amazing getaway!

  2. jumpeatrun says:

    Pretty tree! Fish tacos are my fave!!

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