San Francisco Trails with Zappos | Pink Wings


My favorite cardio by far is running. I think I started enjoying it in college when I decided to do a marathon. It was just a bucket list thing, but I enjoyed it enough that I kept on doing it. I had never run more than 6 miles before that marathon so it was exhilarating to know that I could push myself that far. After that I did a few fun runs, and once we moved to the Bay Area the first thing I did was sign up for a half marathon in San Francisco. It's something I had always wanted to do and was my favorite race to date.

The one problem with running as a hobby is that I have bad knees and I hate wearing headphones while running, so I can get bored and discouraged doing longer distances. So for me, the thing that keeps me going is a good trail. I absolutely love going into San Francisco to run the plethora of awesome trails there. You could probably run every day for a month just in Golden Gate Park and never get bored because it is so huge with so much to see. In this post I went to Land's End, which is right on the coast and so beautiful. There are both paved and dirt trails, stairs and hills to train on, and lookout sites to stop and rest with a great view. Hubs and I stopped at the top of one hill and a tourist there told us that if we looked carefully we could see a whale! It came up every once in a while to breath, spraying water, and it was the coolest thing. If you guys like to run (or even if you don't) you need to put San Fran on your bucket list.

There is one race this weekend (today actually! 5/17) that I wanted to sign up for but unfortunately Sundays are a busy day for me. But it's called Zappos Bay to Breakers. There is actually a Zappos race in Vegas that I was interested in, but I didn't realize they had one right here in San Fran! The thing about Zappos is that they are based in Vegas where my parents live so I know that they host awesome events on top of their awesome site. Huge fan of them because they have free shipping, all the brands I love, great customer service, and tons of products including athletic wear. If any of ya'll are in the San Fran area, you should check out the race because it's gonna be a fun one, they are doing this thing where they try to break as many records as possible. I'm talking stuff like "longest distance someone balanced a spoon on their nose" or "most runners dressed in metallic spandex" haha. I feel like it almost might be more fun to watch than participate lol. Definitely need to get in on this race next year.








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  1. I love this. You look amazing, and have succeeded in motivating me today. xx


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  2. I love your tights :) They look great :) Thanks for the great post, too :)

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  3. Lovely detail post, you look lovely.

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  4. I am loving these SF shots! I don't live in the city anymore but I used to love running in the marina. Can't beat it!

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    1. Oh you're so right, the marina is awesome for running! The sidewalks are ginormous so it never gets too crowded, and there are always cute dogs on the green!

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  5. Really nice, looks like a great running area.

    xx Falasha

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    1. Oh they have awesome running spots, thanks Falasha!

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  6. Love this post! I don't have the best knees either and I hate wearing headphones too, I thought I was the only one!

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    Meagan

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    1. Oh my gosh me too! I also hate wearing headphones at the gym, there is just something annoying about having cords hanging out of your ears while you are doing active things.

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  7. Hi, I love running too but I also have bad knees. They get very sore even after 4miles bayou have any suggestions? How do you run with knee problems?

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    1. Oh I totally get you, my knees even start creaking after just 2-3 miles, and after my last race they were swollen and awful for an entire week! I don't know if I can offer many tips; for me, I have cut down on how far I run daily and don't do as many races because I don't want my knees to wear out before their time. But when I do run I like to use shoe inserts, and lately have been doing more treadmill running because it's easier on the joints. I hear some people only run on dirt paths or even beaches and that helps. I hate running on beaches though because it feels like I'm on a never ending incline.

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  8. Oh my goodness these photos are absolutely gorgeous!!! Would love to go there for a run, seriously! And you are such a beauty hun!

    I'm so glad that I found your blog. Would you like to check out mine, and if you'd like we could follow each other and keep in touch!

    I hope you have an amazing week hun!

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    1. Thank you :) Pretty sure we've been following each other in Insta already <3

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  9. You go, girl! I was not made for running long distances, but rather do sprints of all sorts. For now, I'm just sticking to my volleyball!

    Hope you've been doing well!

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    1. I bet you are amazing at volleyball. That was always my favorite sport but I never got good at it~ oh how I miss it though

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  10. These pictures are so gorgeous! San Francisco is definitely on my bucket list of places to go! I just started getting back into running after two years of being pregnant, and I forgot how much I really loved it!

    Paige
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    1. Oh San Fran is one of my favorite cities in the world, I love it so much. And yeah, it's great to get out and have a good run

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  11. I'm pretty sure that I could get on board with running if that was my view:) You look adorable!

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  12. Amazing photos!

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  13. You have an amazing blog! What you think of follow for follow?

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  14. So pretty. And fun. :) I always find cute workout clothes motivating.. is that silly? hehe It would be so interesting to have my parents live in Vegas. Is that fun or crazy? hehe XO -Alexandra

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    1. Oh no, I feel like most people are like that actually. And the thing about Vegas is that people stereotype it because of how they show it in the movies, but it's actually a nice place to live, my parents are in a great suburban area. And considering what a relatively small city it is, it has everything you could ever want--Broadways, 5-star restaurants, nice buffets, possibly the best outlets in the world, Korean stores for my Mom to shop at, etc. Really the only sucky thing is the hot desert summers. So yeah it's pretty awesome, Vegas is one of my favorite cities.

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  15. I'm always in awe of people who can exercise consistently, and who really enjoy doing things like running. I absolutely hate working out (I always forget to breath and clench my jaw, so I get so lightheaded and nauseous feeing part way through). I keep thinking that I want to start cycling all the new trails that have been put in near where I live, but I lack the motivation. Keep up the great work though!

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    1. Haha I think it's partially genes. Some people are born runners. I know a girl who has run 26 marathons, probably some ultra runs, and loves it. I could never run that much, I would hate my life. Good luck with cycling~~ you should def find a cycling partner, that always makes it more fun for me or else I don't get much use out of my bike.

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  16. I really love that jacket! I wish I was a runner. I've tried but it's sooo not for me lol.

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  17. What a fun place to go running! I just love San Francisco!

    xo, mikéla / simplydavelyn.com

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    1. Oh me too! I dread the day I have to leave!

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  18. Beautiful scenery and love your pink sportswear, pretty color!

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  19. Amazing pics! i love FRISCO!!!

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