Happy Wednesday, friends! And Happy 2017!
At a time when goals are being set and plans are being made…I’m especially thankful to have this little space of the internet to write my heart out, and if you’re reading this – please accept a virtual hug and high-five from me. I’m really grateful that you’re here.
This year, I want to invest in this blog and use it to empower and encourage you to go after your big, bold, beautiful dreams. Whether that be running a marathon, seeking new travels, or trading in your day job for your day dream – I hope you’ll find the loving push to bravely pursue what you’re called to in life here. It’s going to be a fantastic year!
Today I’m sharing with you one of my goals for 2017 – to run the Encinitas Half Marathon (and to break 2:00 while I’m at!)
I’m super excited for this race for so many reasons. First – it’s the INAUGURAL event! So fun. I’ve never been part of a “first” race before and I’m really excited to run this one in it’s young and early stages because I know it’s going to be HUGE in the years to come.
Encinitas is also my favorite town in all of San Diego County. Driving up the coast to Encinitas for the day always feels like a mini-getaway for me. It’s totally the picturesque, laid-back, idyllic southern California beach town that you imagine from movies and songs.
And the course, of course! It’s beautiful. The entire 13.1 is oceanfront (swoon), flat, and takes runners through the dreamy towns of Leucadia, Encinitas, Cardiff, and Solana Beach.
Make a weekend of it, and you’ll have the chance to check out some of the must-see sights of this funky beach town: Swami’s Temple and Gardens, the Boat Houses, and unforgettable sunsets on Moonlight Beach.
Bonus tip: grab your pre-race fuel at Ironsmith Coffee Roasters. It’s my favorite coffee shop in San Diego, and you might even see Jon Foreman grabbing his morning joe, too. (Did you know Encinitas is the home of Switchfoot. I dare you to move…your feet and run this half with me!)
Need any more reasons to make this half-marathon a must on your 2017 goal list? I didn’t think so. 🙂 But just in case – head over to Encinitas Half Marathon for more information including swag, race perks + weekend accommodations.
And, as promised, I have a discount code for you! Register today and save 10% by using the code STAYGREAT at checkout.
I hope to see you at the finish line! XO