Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Run This Town

San Francisco was recently ranked by Runner's World as the second-best American city for running, and I can see why.

I took a mid-day break from work today to squeeze in a run. My office is within spitting distance of the San Francisco Marathon route, so I checked out the course map online and decided to follow it for awhile. I ran from downtown up past Fisherman's Wharf, the Cannery, Ghirardelli Square, and Aquatic Park, and then up above Fort Mason, down the Marina green, through Crissy Field and to the base of the Golden Gate Bridge. And then I ran back to my office. It was 10 miles in all, and over the course of 80 minutes, I got to soak in beautiful views of the city that I never bothered to check out when I lived in San Francisco.

Two (of the many) reasons I love my job: I work in a jaw-droppingly beautiful city, and my job allows me the flexibility to take an hour-and-a-half off in the middle of the workday to run around this town.