The Green Girl went on a night run with one of the Sole Runners, Michelle, after work yesterday.
We both wanted to get some mileage in last night because neither one of us were going to be able to make it to today's Sole Runners run. I was registered for a Project Management Institute (PMI) course on Complex Program Management this morning.
We ran along the Shoreline Pedestrian Bikepath towards Shoreline Marina.
Right before we reached Shoreline Village, we followed a narrow peninsula out into the water. I never realized you could get so close to one of the whimsical oil rig islands. I marveled at the colorful waterfalls.
Back inland, we heard lively music and spotted the giant tents from the Long Beach Lobster Festival
We followed the path around Marina Green Park. We were soothed by the patterns of the rolling ocean waves in the water.
We paused at the end to stare back at the Downtown Long Beach skyline. It felt so good to breathe in the cool ocean air.
At Shoreline Village, we stopped for a bathroom break right next to the Marina Showers.
It actually worked out perfectly because we ran out of steam at the same time. At around 7 miles, neither one of us had any run left so we just walked the rest of the way.
After my class this morning, I stopped by my favorite Phiten store. They had a special promotion giveaway going on where they provided you with a token to insert in a giant gumball machine and depending on the color of your gumball, you won different prizes.
I got a pink gumball and ended up winning a navy blue and green Phiten necklace. Whoo hoo!