You stay classy, San Diego

After an afternoon of driving, the Journey station on Pandora, lots of reminiscing and goofing around, many stops to stretch my swollen ankles (and randomly seeing a friend of mine at a California gas station!)

we made it 🙂


It’s absolutely GORGEOUS here. It’s been quite a few years since I’ve been to San Diego (high school maybe?) and the Pilot has never been, so it will be fun to explore it together.

Our hotel is lovely, too.

Nice comfy bed:


Standard desk, TV:


Powder room:

powder room

But what takes it over the top is the view from our room….


We got here just in time to watch the sunset from the balcony,

pilot me

and below on the beach, many people were doing the same- just standing there amazed.


We walked around to check out the surrounding hotels and see what stores and restaurants were on Mission, and now we’re back at the hotel getting ready for dinner.


I think there’s a lounge chair and a mocktail with my name on it…. 😉

See ya in the morning!



Something to talk about: When was the last time you went to the beach? What’s your all-time fave spot? One Ocean holds a special place in our hearts, but the hotel we’re at now may be our west coast version.

And just so you can have people ask you “which way to the beach”, here’s

Something to do:

Sunday Night Arm Burner!

Add this in to your next weights routine, or after the Schweaty November Workout for a nice bonus burn. [As always, check with a doc before making any fitness changes and honor your body and your injuries]

*Since the focus of this burner is to build muscular endurance instead of strength/power, focus on doing as many as you can with good quality during the 1 minute time period. If you tire before 1 minute, that’s ok! Remember with strength training failure = success.

-Burnout bicep curls: start at a weight slightly heavier than you would do (Maybe 2 weights up?) and do as many reps as you can (aim for 10). Put the weights down, grab a slightly lighter weight and do your second set (10-12). For the third set, grab your usual weight and do 10-15. You may notice that your usual weight will feel twice as heavy.

-Bench tricep dips- as many as you can do within 1 minute

-Decline push-ups – as many as you can do within 1 minute

-Overhead press- as many as you can do within 1 minute


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  1. Pure2raw twins on November 15, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    love love SD! have a wonderful time there

  2. Jerry Romine on April 2, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Love the stories and especially the sunset picture. Your comment “training failure = success” extends beyond strength training and has application in both building for strength and adding muscle mass. Training failure is a great thing unless you are training legs and have to ride a motorcycle home (trust me on this one). 🙂

  3. Randi on July 30, 2015 at 7:28 am

    So what hotel IS this? We’re planning a trip to SD with 6 month old and looking for any and all advice?!? would love more posts with your SD recommendations.

    • Fitnessista on July 30, 2015 at 12:06 pm

      tower23 in PB! 🙂 definitely check out the seals in la jolla cove, we also have a great children’s museum and of course the zoo 🙂 let me know what area you’ll be in and i can send some restaurant recs

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