For the last day of the year, my cousins had the brilliant idea to do a casual, 5 mile "fun run" from Crissy Field to the Golden Gate Bridge and back. It was a gorgeous Bay Area winter morning, in the mid-50s, sunny, windless and clear. Folks were out jogging, biking, walking their dogs and taking pictures. A perfect running day.
The run itself was mostly on packed dirt, passing by beautiful views of the city and the Bay. I hardly noticed the effort as we chatted and admired the scenery on the way. Before I knew I, was at the foot of the bridge, touching "Hoppers Hands."
After the jump is a 3D flyover of our route, if you'd like to do it yourself, either as a stroll, a bike or a run…
3D Flyover of Golden Gate Bridge Run , from iMapMyRun
After our run, we treated ourselves to a decadent brunch in the Marina, at the Eastside West cafe. I splurged on a calorie-ific French Toast / bread pudding concoction that was amazing — although the eggs benedict on other people's plates looked great too.
Sitting in the sunshine, sipping mimosas and bloody mary's, snacking on bruchetta and fried calamari, we toasted in the new year. We should do this every New Year's Eve. So perfect.