The beaches in Oceanside are just as wonderful as I remember them. Today was pleasantly warm and this afternoon I did yoga on the beach. I was also able to go for a short jog near the water since the sand was soft enough to not strain my legs and back. The water was cold, but not any colder than Lake Wakatipu, and I went for a swim after getting warm from my exercises. The sun began to lower in the sky and lingered in various colors on the clouds to the west. It was mildly overcast with a thin layer of cloud most of the afternoon, creating a warm cozy atmosphere free of winds and great for enjoying the day before having to head up to the snow!
I spent my last day in California packing at a leisurely pace. I made some final decisions, not to take my ski boots, and also to run out to the mall to get some Sketchers so I wouldn’t be hurting my feet in worn out shoes. I stocked up on some food for the road at Sprouts, and drove down to the beach for a last trip to the ocean. The sky was completely overcast and I wore my wide straw hat to make sure the sun’s rays bouncing around wouldn’t burn my face too terribly. Continue reading
Today I felt refreshed.
I began my day with a drive up Torrey Pines Rd to the coast along Highway 1 and stopped at a Starbucks/Brueggers Bagels hybrid on the corner of a quaint little street in Del Mar. I built up a little karma by tipping a dollar to the young man at the register who gave me a large to go cup filled with hot water at no charge. I decided to attend the yoga class at 24 Hour Fitness in Solana Beach and planned my morning around it. Continue reading
Today I rode my bike down to the Buena Creek station and took the Sprinter, the train that runs between Escondido and Oceanside. It took just over 10 minutes to bike down from the house, and just over 30 minutes to reach the coast. A one way trip on the Sprinter is $2, and is included in the $5 all-day pass. The Sprinter is much smaller than the Coaster, with only a single level and fewer cars, but also has places to put bikes. Continue reading
This morning I woke up with an ache in my lower back which felt only slightly better after stretching out. I continued my job search this morning, and got the wild and crazy idea of actually continuing the research I had started as an undergrad, or at least using that field, which I am quite obviously interested in, to write up whatever would be required of me to obtain my MS from UCSD. Last night I edited my LinkedIn page and added my publications. Curious about how the work was proceeding, I took note of two papers published since my graduation.
This morning I began my ride just off of Vista Way, the end of highway 78, in Oceanside. I followed highway 101 down the coast in the company of many other road cyclists, and a fair number of joggers and pedestrians along the beach areas. Continue reading