The One San Diego stroll

This post is sponsored by Bugaboo.

Hi friends! How are you? I hope you’re having an amazing week. I’ll be back soon with my farewell San Diego post, but in the meantime, I wanted to share some extra pics from last weekend.

It was a liiiiiittle bit of a whirlwind. We started separating out the things we’ll need for the next four months since the movers will be here tomorrow (!). Our house is scattered with boxes and bags between the things we need to toss/recycle, donate, consign, and pack for later. While it definitely has felt like pure business mode around here, we’ve made sure to take little breaks here and there so that we’re still enjoying the holidays and our last week in San Diego.

I caught an early morning Pilates class,


(LOVING the reformer)

and we took a packing break during lunch time to enjoy a little Sunday stroll. 

Strolling with Bugaboo

We did the usual route, which includes stops to look at our favorite houses in the neighborhood, and a trip to Tiki Port for lattes.

Tiki port

This is the walk we’ve made for the past two and a half years, and it always makes me nostalgic and happy. We’ll almost always end up at Tiki Port, and if we have some extra time, we’ll stop by the beach to see the dogs splashing in the waves, people-watch (the best), and feel the ocean breeze. Yesterday we decided to go for it even though we didn’t have a ton of time, just to savor the fact that we can still walk to the beach.

walking across grass with Bugaboo

Walking to the beach with Bugaboo

Tom and the girls with Bugaboo at the beach

Even during busy weekdays, if we can stop by the water for a second to take a couple of chugs of coffee before heading back, it sets a peaceful tone to the rest of the day.    

Bugaboo at the beach

I’ve walked and ran the same path so many times since we’ve lived here:

During half marathon training, when I added on loops and neighborhoods to extend the mileage

When Liv was itty bitty, she’d ride in the wagon behind me to get acai bowls,

and as she got older, she’d ride her bike next to me.

While I was pregnant, I walked (and later waddled) as far as I felt that day. Sometimes I only made it around the block. If I made it as far as Cafe Bella, the kind ladies there would ask me if I was trying to “Walk the baby out.” Yes, yes I was.

And now it’s with Liv skipping along side me, both of the dogs, and P in her Bugaboo Runner, cooing and babbling as we walk. If Liv is at school, I’ll usually listen to a podcast, or use the time to plan out the rest of the day. Our Bugaboo Runner is the The One stroller for Penelope; she’s completely happy and comfy, and it glides smoothly during walks and runs. 

Me laughing with P in the Bugaboo at the beach

I’m sure that when we move, I’ll forget some things about our time in San Diego. Even though the smaller things will fade from my memory (like how much of a pain it is to parallel park all the time) I’ll definitely remember the important things and the brightest moments, drenched in San Diego sun.

palm trees

I’m pretty sure I won’t forget our strolls around the neighborhood, and they stand out as The One morning ritual I’ll take with me. We added another person to the family for our daily walks, and it was something I loved so much while we were here.

walking with the girls and Bugaboo

Livi at the beach


I’m excited to see where we go on our next adventure. I think it will be perfect for Sabino Canyon and the desert museum.

So tell me friends: what’s something you do almost every day, but enjoy and look forward to each time? Any favorite neighborhood walk traditions?



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  1. Kelli @ Hungry Hobby on December 21, 2016 at 7:30 am

    My morning coffee. ha ha siiiiillllleeeennnnnnccccceeeee

  2. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on December 21, 2016 at 7:46 am

    My morning workout is my most peaceful part of my day so I get it. I couldn’t imagine leaving such a beautiful place!

  3. Melissa C on December 21, 2016 at 7:58 am

    Just wanted o wish you and you Adorable family a Very Merry Christmas ! I love reading how you balance work and play. Always so inspiring. Congratulations on another fabulous year with the blog. I can’t express how much reading it has inspired me to be my best self. Merry Christmas.

  4. Reenie on December 21, 2016 at 7:58 am

    Adorable photos…. I’m ready to follow along in your next City/State.

    (love the pic with P’s toes in the air ~ ha!!)

  5. Taylor on December 21, 2016 at 8:05 am

    We have a certain path we take our walks on with our dogs daily too. I still remember the path we used to take at our old house too. So special.

  6. Cassie on December 21, 2016 at 8:26 am

    Yes! ,neighborhood walks! But it’s cold here now so I have to be flexible about getting it in.

  7. Sandra on December 21, 2016 at 9:03 am

    Ahh cant believe you’ll be back in Valdizzy soon! It’s crazy how life comes full circle like that sometimes. I think my favorite morning tradition is my morning coffee. I so look forward to those [sometimes] quiet few moments where I sip my java and map out my day. It feels like a fresh start. Good luck with the move! And Happy Happy Holidays to your lovely little family 🙂

  8. Sam @ Hygge Wellness on December 21, 2016 at 11:16 am

    What a nice walk down memory lane! And how gorgeous is it there… wow!

    • Fitnessista on December 21, 2016 at 8:26 pm

      thank you! yes, it is amazing here <3

  9. Jessica @ Semi-Sweet Tooth on December 21, 2016 at 11:40 am

    Isn’t it amazing how specific spots always make us nostalgic – especially places outside in our favorite towns.

    But I can’t wait to see you guys settle into your new hometown. The kids will LOVE to go exploring. 🙂

    Good luck with your move!

    XO, Jessica

    • Fitnessista on December 21, 2016 at 8:25 pm

      thank you! you’re right; it’s funny how the little things can make us so nostalgic

  10. Alissa on December 21, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    I lived in London for awhile and went on daily runs through Kensington Gardens and into Hyde Park. The week I left, I photographed all of the different views/turns of the route. It feels so nostalgic now — I spent a lot of good thinking/”me” time on those runs!

    Good luck with the move. We moved recently and it’s not easy — both the emotions and logistics. Thinking of you and your family.

    • Fitnessista on December 21, 2016 at 8:25 pm

      thank you- i appreciate it so much. and would LOVE to visit london one day!

  11. april on December 21, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    I’ve never met you, but I’m going to miss you here in San Diego! It’s been so fun to see your adventures in the city, and great date night suggestions. Good luck on the next step in your adventure!

    • Fitnessista on December 21, 2016 at 8:25 pm

      we’re going to miss it so much! thank you for the sweet wishes, too <3

  12. Jessie on December 21, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    Ahh San Diego! I grew up there so I know it’s hard to leave. Enjoy your next adventure and can’t wait to follow along through your blog. Best wishes 🙂

    • Fitnessista on December 21, 2016 at 8:24 pm

      thank you! it’s a bummer to leave, but excited to see our next adventure

  13. Leah on December 22, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    I love going on walks with my kids. We have to stop at every park in our neighborhood on our route. It’s always fun to think back to when I first pushed them on the certain swing or they mastered climbing the fire pole.
    Your beach walks sound amazing. I’d love to live close to the ocean. My happy place!

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