Good morning, my friends â€“ I hope you had fun and active weekends! As you already know by now if you follow me on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, I was in southern California over the weekend on a fun trip with the California Strawberry Commission!
Sunshine and strawberries? Sign me up!
Iâ€™ll be back tomorrow with a full recap of our day on the strawberry farm (so fun), but for now I wanted to recap the rest of the weekend â€“ Friday night and my workouts. The CA Strawberries crew put us up in beautiful Ventura, CA, about an hour and a half north of LA.
Iâ€™ve actually been here once before â€“ back in 2010 on an adventure road trip with my cousin Willow! ðŸ™‚ It was fun to be back â€“ just as gorgeous as I remembered it.
Once all the bloggers arrived on Friday night we were treated to cocktails and dinner in the outdoor patio area of our hotel. I felt like I was on vacation! Strawberry basil mojito? Donâ€™t mind if I doâ€¦
I was really impressed with the food â€“ delicious and healthy, too! My favorite combination.
My date for the night was my buddy Monica â€“ so good to see her again so soon after the LA Marathon! After dinner, we were hanging out in her hotel room catching up and all of a sudden I felt like the bed started moving â€“ turns out there was an earthquake!! Welcome to California, apparently!
My entire outfit (jeans, tank top, cardigan) is from Stitch Fix (<â€”still obsessed).
On Saturday morning, Monica and I met up at 6:45 to get in a run! A much shorter one than the last time I was in LA area and running. ðŸ˜‰ Love being on trips with active buddies.
It was SO beautiful out.
Ridiculous, right? Love that pink sky.
Monica and I did a nice 4 mile out and back, chatting away the whole time.
We did take a quick stop in the name of love, thoughâ€¦
4 miles, done!
On Sunday morning, I got in another workout, this time solo since Monica had already headed out. I headed out around 6:45 again and made up a fun sprinting/boot camp combination workout for myself while enjoying the ocean views. I ran 2 miles total at a good clip, but stopped a bunch during it for side shuffles, walking lunges, and pushups and dips on benches. I was out there for about 45 minutes or so. Fun and sweaty and felt good to get in some movement on such a beautiful morning before sitting in cars and planes the rest of the day.
Stay tuned for the main event recap: a trip to the strawberry farm and an epic food truck lunch. A big thank you to CA Strawberries for having me out and covering my expenses for this trip!
What sort of workouts/adventures did you get in over the weekend?