Sacramento. I love this city. It’s been my home for the last 5 years and I believe it will always feel like home to me. I think this city gets a bad wrap at times but that’s because people just don’t know. They don’t know the community here. They don’t know the rivers, parks, trails. Our amazing local beer scene (if that is your thing – it’s mine for sure!). All of the things that make a place feel like home is what Sacramento is to me.
I moved to Sac in 2010 from a little town in Amador County and I’ve loved it here! Sacramento is where I started to learn who I am and what I am passionate about. As we all know, I am very passionate about running. It’s why I started blogging. It has led me to the path I am on today & I have met some amazing friends along the way.
I’ve been running with the Sloppy Moose RC for the past year and have met some cool peeps here. I mean they love running & good beer. What’s not to like there?
I also became an AmbasSRAdor for the Sacramento Running Association this year. This was a huge deal to me because I LOVE Sacramento & the running community here. It’s been pretty cool to be apart of the SRA, even in my small way. The race I am currently training for, the California International Marathon, is put on by the SRA. The race I look forward to most the entire year and talk about entirely too much.
This year the CIM is will be extra special to me. Not only am I going to run a Boston qualifying time (3:35:00) but this will be my last Sacramento race for quite some time. My boyfriend and I will be moving to San Diego at the end of the year. While I am pretty sad right now I know this is a great opportunity for us. Who wouldn’t like to live in San Diego? Beaches, trails, great running community, nice weather…I mean, I don’t think they really have a Fall like here in Sacramento. But that is okay…I suppose. I have to admit that I am pretty sad I won’t be an AmbasSRAdor for the SRA next year though. Unless they want someone in So Cal representing them…hint, hint 😉
Midtown in the Fall
I will also miss all of my Kaia FIT SSC ladies. It has been great coaching them this past year. I have been a run coach for them as well and watching them run their races, cheer them on and set PR’s has been amazing. I hope I have planted a love for running seed in some of them and it continues to grow!
My first race representing Kaia FIT Sunrise!
And my trainer Allyson at BodyTribe! I don’t know if she knows how much I appreciate what she does!! I met her through her Iron Grrls lifting clinic and pretty much fell in love with lifting right away. I have learned so much from her, and I was even going to compete in a powerlifting competition. I am not sure where that stands now, I may have to put it on hold but I will do it some day. A marathoner and a powerlifter – I’ve been told it is an interesting mix. Allyson also takes awesome photos that I am sometimes a part of 😉
I am hoping to find another place I love as much where I can lift heavy shit, learn cool stuff and climb things too. Yeah, we play at BodyTribe. It is pretty great.
I will miss all of these things & so much more. Looking at everything I do for training makes me so happy but so sad at the same time. The sadness will pass. And yes I know I am kinda being a baby. I mean, it is San Diego not some shit hole in the middle of nowhere.
I suppose it is time for a change. I thank Sacramento, the people I have met and am grateful for the opportunities I have had here. I am a much stronger & confident person than I was when I moved here years ago. I know there will be great things for us in San Diego as well. Change is how we grow. Stepping outside of our comfort zones is how we learn. I have a ton of growing and learning coming soon! I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous but on the bright side I will have a beach I can relax on any day of the week if needed. Until then I am going to enjoy and appreciate the shit out of my home these next few months.