Nothing like Running for Beer on a Gorgeous Day in San Francisco

City Beer Runs

As I mentioned in my last post, Marc signed us up for City Beer Runs after our trip.  At first, I was dreading waking up early since we got back from Florida pretty late last night, but man, I was glad to have attended it. You know how it’s always so hard to get back into working out after taking some time off?  Fitness gurus always say to do what you love to make working out more enjoyable. Well Marc and I are avid runners and we love beer so City Beer Runs was a perfect way to get back at it.  There’s definitely nothing like running for beer on a gorgeous day in San Francisco!

Kyle of City Beer Runs organized a beautiful route.  The 5k course was along the Embarcadero.  We started off right across the Ballpark and proceeded to run down the Embarcadero, under the Bay Bridge and past the Ferry Building. 10003908_692675280782303_1433739708_n 1978767_692675344115630_1059283857_n It’s amazing how we’ve lived in the SF Bay Area for so long and yet, we never took the time to run here.  In fact I used to intern for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission‘s San Francisco office back in the summer of 2010 which is located on the Embarcadero. 1780615_692675127448985_1664250472_n

Speaking of the EEOC, I was happy to”run” into Edris (pictured here with his boyfriend Michael), a fellow former EEOC intern and one of my friends from UC Hastings today! 

It was a pretty nice day in the city, not too hot and not windy at all. When we got back to our start point, City Beer Runs not only hooked us up with beer but also happy hour priced tacos! 1186855_692675544115610_1987808735_n 1620870_692675454115619_520985127_n Kyle also gave away awesome prizes from other independent, locally-owned businesses in a raffle and I won a running scarf! I swear I never win anything so I was pretty stoked!

Cash Mob Update

We’re excited to do more fun races and we’d love for you to join us.  In fact, to celebrate Shift Local’s second year anniversary, we are organizing a free 3-5 mile casual run with Marathon Matt in conjunction with our upcoming cash mob.  We’re also excited to announce the target of the March 22 Cash Mob:  A Runner’s Mind SF.  For those of you who do not know what a cash mob is and why we volunteer our time to organize these events, please see our Cash Mob FAQs page. IMG_5509

When fellow “shifter” Catrine Machi nominated ARM SF for a cash mob back in December, we wanted to learn more about the store.  After meeting with owner Monte Keleher and attending a few of their weekly runs, and buying our new running shoes from them, we realized why ARM SF is a great independent, locally-owned business to cash mob.  Watch out for our next post on what we discovered about Monte and ARM SF!

One last thing I would also like to point out though is that in addition to the free 3-5 mile casual run, Black Diamond Brewing Company will also be providing beer to our cash mobbers!  We will also have folks like City Beer Runs raffling off one of their runs (and providing $5 off their runs to those who want to purchase City Beer Runs tickets with cash).  Again we will be posting more details soon so please keep an eye out for it.  Subscribe to our blog and/or like our Facebook page!



One thought on “Nothing like Running for Beer on a Gorgeous Day in San Francisco

  1. Pingback: DON’T just do it, do it with PURPOSE! | Shift Local

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