Back to Cali


It’s been a full weekend, but like every weekend it started with a run.  Long run Saturday…time to work!

The Fleet Feet Fall Marathon training group had a great 18 miler!

I showered, packed, and headed to the airport with Jason.  He’s working in California for a few days and I tagged along.

The best part about traveling with my husband (other than his stellar company) is his Admirals Club membership.

Of course I packed fruit for the flight!

By the time we got to LA, it was late.  We were exhausted and went straight to bed.

Sunday Funday!

First things first….find coffee…

With a coffee shop destination, we headed out for a gorgeous sunrise run!! (Y’all this is the Nike Tank that I wrote about in the Friday Five…LOVE it!)

The weather is spectacular!!!!

We found a pretty patio…

for coffee and breakfast.

After breakfast we headed to Eaton Canyon.

We read that the path went to the Eaton Falls.  It wasn’t exactly a waterfall, but we found water.  It’s so dry here, so we considered this a success.

After two runs, we were ready for lunch and found some great meditteranean food.

Then, this cookie sandwich happened.  It was vegan…if only that meant that it was healthy, lol!

Our hotel has the loveliest gardens….


The orchids in the lobby are so pretty.


Peak and Pit of your weekend?  Peak: The gorgeous California weather!  Pit: The 4 hour flight!

Did you race or long run this weekend?  Share!


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  • carla birnberg

    Oh that admirals club… Gets me every time!!!!! (Marital perk:-))

    • JenChoosesJoy


  • Sarah @ SarahRuns26

    Peak was spending time with my friend from London who was in town! Pit…there really wasn’t one! Long run was 18 miles and it was the best long run I’ve had in awhile! I would LOVE to see 64 degree weather again! Seeing that makes me more ready for fall!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      Congrats on your awesome 18 miler!!!

  • Melissa

    California looks beautiful!
    -Peak: Husband back in town after 4 days on a golf trip
    -Pit: Working all weekend after the hubs just getting home..not much family time :(
    -Sunday morning run was only 5 miles, because I turned off my alarm!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      Working on the weekend is the worst!

  • carinaruns

    When in Pasadena, go to One World Veg for lunch. It’s on Colorado, near Lake. Love it there. First place outside of Asia I’ve ever had a jackfruit sandwich, now it’s my vegetarian specialty! So many things on that menu I wanted to eat.

    • JenChoosesJoy

      I passed it on my run this morning…thanks for the tip!!!

  • Running ‘N’ Reading

    I’m so jealous of this weather, Jen!! Enjoy and bring some back with you, please!! :) Peak was definitely being able to relax a bit in our new home; pit was the weather, since it was over 100 degrees both days – ugh!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      I wish I could bottle this Cali weather and bring it to the SE!

  • Angie @ Pace with Grace Blog

    Such beautiful photos, Jen! I hope you have a great time in Cali! I have great memories visiting CA when my sister lived there! Peak of my weekend is that it isn’t over yet! And pit would be my dog not feeling well (he gets bad allergies this time of year).

    • JenChoosesJoy

      Long weekends are the best! Hope your sweet pups feels better soon. :)

  • Gretchen Braun

    Wow sounds like a fun trip! I wish that I got to travel to california for work! So many gorgeous sites and the food looks amazing. Have fun!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      I’m lucky to get to tag along on his trips!

  • Faygie Moorvitch

    You came at a perfect time – the weather has been so much nicer that last few days!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      It is stunning!!!!

  • Meghan Matejka

    I ran a 12 mile run today and loved it. We’ve been very lucky to have wonderful weather here lately! I’m heading to California on Wednesday! We’ll be in San Fransisco.

    • JenChoosesJoy

      San Fransisco is one of my favorite cities!!!!

  • Amanda B @ Cupcakes and Miles

    Oh wow! That weather does sound incredible! Enjoy your mini-vacay! :)

    • JenChoosesJoy

      Thank you!!!

  • Suzy Hutchins

    That cookie!!!! I’d slap a granny for one of those right now.

    • JenChoosesJoy

      It was so good!!!!

  • SuzLyfe

    Vegan does mean healthy and don’t tell me otherwise!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      I like the way you think!

  • Victoria Calderon

    Wow! That weather looks beautiful :-) I would love a trip to CA!