Happy Monday friends! Marathon training is going strong over in my neck of the woods. It is starting to pick up and I am starting to feel better about it. Maybe it has something to do with yoga or maybe because I am running my miles in wonderful beautiful places!
This my friends is La Jolla Cove. Out of all the places I have run in San Diego, La Jolla has the most beautiful coast. Kristin, Jenn, Gina and I planned on a distance of 18-20 miles form Mission Beach to La Jolla Shores and back. And it was a FUN run. Hard to believe that 20 miles can be fun but it was.
I had an hour or so to get dressed and head out to a BITE San Diego Foodie Walking Tour ($45) with SD Dad, my mom and her boyfriend, my mom's best friend and her husband. We chose Encinitas, a super fun and super pretty casual town in North San Diego. (Here comes the picture parade!)
We took my mom's car and so we felt like we were chaperoned! Haha!
We started the tour at the Potato Shack Cafe which has been around for 32 years. They also have pancakes the size of manhole covers.
We next headed to the Self Realization Center. This is a gorgeous place and a must visit when you are in town. Beautiful views of the sea and lush gardens.
Next stop...the Encinitas Lumberyard! Home of my favorite running store: Movin Shoes and several delicious places. First up, St. Tropez Bakery and our first stop for alcoholic beverages. (drinks are on your own dime!)
Lemon Bars and Brownies
Since I am allergic to wheat, I couldn't have either item but they were so nice and brought me a salted caramel macaron! Love those! Oh and wine. Ain't no one gonna stop that!
They made us a dill dip and a parmesan dip. My favorite was the parmesan but the majority preferred the dill.
Next - CHOCOLATE! At Chuao! We were greeted with Dulce De Leche bon bons!
Next stop on the tour was this guy! Kidding but I loved him and as Jenn would say, I wanted to SQUUUUEEEEZEEE him! The real next stop was the award winning Lobster West. Again, they accommodated my GF needs and presented me with a lobster roll on a GF bun. OH MY YUM! On point! Buttery and delicious!
And this was Mimi, our awesome tour guide. She really knows her Encinitas. She is from Brussels and worked as a tour guide there before coming here!
If you are interested in checking out a BITE San Diego tour, head to their website here. You can use code foodiefriends for 20% off your purchase.
Oh and my Trader Joe's find? How many ways can you say Swedish Fish without saying it? Hilarious right?!
So, tell me all about your weekend! Mine was jam packed and next weekend will be even crazier! Speaking of which, make sure to join me and Kristin at the We Run Social meet up!
As always, I wish you Happy Feet,