FX Excursions

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Jogging Along San Diego’s Pier

by Christyn Pek

Aug 23, 2022

San DiegoLast week I enjoyed my time on a business trip to San Diego, California. My colleagues and I attended the GBTA conference and hosted our annual The Trazees awards at University Club Atop Symphony Towers. For the business travelers out there, I’m sure you are aware just how hard it is to find time to maintain healthy sleeping, fitness and eating habits while also trying to attend team dinners and hosting parties and events.

San DiegoLuckily, with large trade shows, there is typically a lot of time spent on your feet, which eases the guilt of splurging on meals. At 6 a.m. Monday, I found myself tying my running shoes and kickstarting my day with a run on Portside Pier in San Diego. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys a long walk or short three- to four-mile run, as one thing I’ve learned is one of the best ways to explore a foreign place is by running through it. The pier was only three blocks from my hotel, which led me directly to an enormous, pirate-looking ship that I later found out was the Star of India — a famous sea vessel dating back to 1863 and preserved by Maritime Museum of San Diego. How cool is that?

San DiegoI turned left at the ship and started jogging toward Seaport Village, seeing several little coffee shops along the way. Many people had a similar idea, as I crossed paths with several dog walkers, joggers and walkers. Every step I took there was something new to look at, whether it was a boat shop or restaurant. Seaport Village was adorable! I wish I had free time to explore it because it appeared to have authentic dining options and California surf shops, but it is probably best for my pocketbook I didn’t get the chance to explore beyond the windows. As I jogged past the village, I witnessed a large freight boat entering the bay under Coronado Bridge.

San DiegoAs I looped my way back around, I couldn’t believe how satisfying the run was. The morning air was perfect, with no humidity to suffer through like Florida summers. It took 30 minutes out of my day to see a large amount of San Diego, and all I had to do was get out of bed and get my body moving. The exercise allowed me to start my day clear-minded, and I felt like I got to do an entire day’s worth of sightseeing.

— Christyn Pek, business development executive

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