Thursday, August 28, 2008

My Legacy

Ok, that might be a little overstated. I am using my last post from California to share for the first time a new side-blog. I've been semi-working on it for a few months, but never got around to finishing it. It is really only relevant to my Bay Area blog readers, and is specifically an unsolicited favor to my friend Maritza. When we were training for our first marathon together back in 2005, I spent a lot of time researching and planning fun new running routes for each long run. Since then, I have found others and have amassed quite a collection of information. Alas, I am leaving the Bay Area behind, and I want to leave this information for Maritza, Aron, Jenn, Pamela, and any other local runners who are looking for good new routes to run. There are a couple incomplete posts but I'll finish it up soon. And I suppose I'll be adding a Portland section.

http://www.running-places.blogspot.com/

We are leaving in the morning. I am excited, nervous, and a little sad. See you on the flip side. :)

17 comments:

Ryan said...

Good luck with your move, Jen! Looking forward to your reports from Portland. I know you will begin kicking ass on the running front once you guys get settled.

21stCenturyMom said...

Thanks for the running routes, Jen! Best of luck up in Portland. What a great city. Say hello to Powells for me - I love that place!

Arcane said...

Have fun with your move! You have all those boxes to open up. It'll be like Christmas!

*aron* said...

oh my gosh jen - THANK YOU for that! i am sooo excited to check them all out :)

good luck with your move tomorrow, you guys will love it there. the bay area will miss you!!!

ill see you in dec :)

Phil said...

Best of the luck with the move ... now you have a whole new area to explore ... looking forward to following you along the way.

Ewen said...

Have you unpacked all the boxes yet? :)

Golden Gate Park! I remember those windmills!

D10 said...

Good luck with the move. It is a start of a new and exciting adventure!

jahowie said...

Good luck with the move!!

Marathon Maritza said...

Awwww Jen, I miss you already!!!
:cries:

I would also like to claim credit that, while Jen did all the hard work of locating, mapping, and getting directions for our long runs while training, I was in charge of breakfast locale.

So I am claiming here and now, credit for finding the home of the 1/2 Pound Cinnamon Roll (see Los Gatos Creek Trail entry)!!!!!!

I MISS YOU and thanks for leaving this for me. :)

:cries again:

Gotta Run said...

A lot of runners are going to love you for all the work you have put into the routes and info.

Made me sad for you leaving but I am excited for what you both have before you.

Jessica Deline said...

hey there! I just moved from SoCal to Portland. Drop me an email. I'm setting up a running club up here (trail running) if you are interested. Jessica_at_dirtyfeet_dot_us.
Safe travels!

Donald said...

Have a safe move. Cali will miss you!

KK said...

Great idea about the running route site. Wouldn't it be great if someone could pay you to do that full time? You need to be discovered already!

Good luck.

Petraruns said...

Good luck with the move Jen - hope it's all going well? And I'm sure you'll be able to add some amazing new routes to your site. Great idea!

Michael said...

Don't forget about Forest Park...lots of hills, but lots of great running! Looking forward to seeing your reports of some of my old haunts...

Steve Stenzel said...

I hope the move is going well!!!!

All the best!

ncrunner12 said...

Wow, it's that time huh... well good luck with the move, I can't wait to hear what life will be like for you in Oregon.