I have always wanted to run across the Golden Gate bridge, so when I realized that my roommates for the Foodbuzz Festival were Meghann and Bobbi – aka some of the baddest running bloggers around I knew I would have company on this experience. Meghann ended up running with Aron from Runner’s Rambles because they both have marathons coming up, so Bobbi and I went it alone. Actually we almost reconsidered when we looked out the window at 7am – it was POURING! POURING. But, we are hardcore crazy and decided to press on with the mission.
While we were going along we realized there was a half marathon being held today. We had already planned to run that path down by the water and up to the bridge – but the race was on the same course. We basically ended up running most of it with the racers! We planned on doing about 10 miles and did just under 13, so we joked that we ran the San Francisco half marathon today.
From the hotel it was about 5 miles to the bridge. By the time we got there we were beyond soaked. The puddles were unavoidable so our shoes were filled to the max with water and our clothes felt heavy too.
It was crazy, but we were on a mission to run across the Golden Gate Bridge!
Running the bridge was actually kind of scary. I saw a documentary a while back about how many people commit suicide on the Golden Gate every year. It was really sad, so don’t see it if the subject matter bothers you. The bridge pretty much always seems foggy, but today was extra gloomy because of all the rain clouds. This is a picture of the the other side of the bridge.
We ran across the bridge then took a very muddy path (which we walked) underneath it to get to the other side and come back
Bobbi and I slowed down after we got back to our “home” side of the bridge. We both were hungry, cold and wet – time was not a priority at all.
I made a tiny video because I wasn’t sure if the pictures would show how rainy it was. This video still doesn’t, but it’s a fun 60 seconds 🙂
As soon as we got back to the base of the bridge and the start of the path, we stopped and asked a cop where we could catch a taxi. He thought we were quitting the race! Boo to that. We told him we weren’t a part of it and then we set off to get a ride.
The pictures are blurry because
my camera lens fogged up when we got into the warm car!
I owe Bobbi something special for agreeing to come with me on this rainy run! As soon as we got back to our hotel we jumped in and out of the shower super quick to get to the Foodbuzz Farewell brunch.
I had one of everything expect bacon. Wait. Actually, I had two of everything because I went back for a full plate of seconds. I was hungry!
I need more French toast in my life.