Soaking up Fitness in Hermosa Beach

by Elena on June 8, 2012 in Fitness,Travel

There are places on earth that inspire you. Places that just lend themselves to certain lifestyles and attitudes. Hermosa Beach California is one of those places.

Looking out at the beach from my balcony at the Beach House Hotel there was a constant stream of runners, walkers, bicyclists, and volleyball players all day long. It is one of those places that makes you wish you could live here…because there is no way that you could live here and NOT be fit.

So on my last day, I decided to go for a walk. I had packed my Merrell Pace Glove shoes since they were light and did not take up a lot of room in my carry on. Laced up and ready to go I made my way down the boardwalk, known as The Strand. I will be honest, I was not maintaining a fast walking pace, because it was hard not to stand in awe of the stunning houses that line the path.

Soaking up Fitness in Hermosa Beach | Ciao Mom

I turned around after about a mile and then kept going…retracing my mile and then going another mile in the opposite direction…which in the end, made for about 3 miles give or take (could have been four miles…if only I had my Garmen GPS watch with me).

Soaking up Fitness in Hermosa Beach | Ciao Mom

Soaking up Fitness in Hermosa Beach | Ciao Mom

Feeling great and wanting to stick my toes in the Pacific Ocean, I made my way to the beach…and decided to walk. And walk. And walk. I found my way 1.8 miles (according to the front desk clerk of the hotel) to the far pier…and then back for a grand total of six or so miles.

Soaking up Fitness in Hermosa Beach | Ciao Mom

By the time I got back to the hotel, I will be honest, I was EXHAUSTED. But also? So very happy.

(edited: according to the hotel desk clerk, my initial counts were low. It looks like my total mileage was closer to NINE miles).

Ciao Mom

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Tara Burner June 8, 2012 at 12:11 am

LOVE walking (and running) on the beach!!! though I’m Atlantic side not pacific lol

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Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean June 8, 2012 at 12:20 am

awesome! love exploring by walking!

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Elena June 10, 2012 at 2:00 pm

The houses were truly stunning…I could have lived in any one of them.

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Jamie June 10, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Love those accidentally too long walks! I’m training for the 3-day breast cancer and 9 miles is quite a chunk of time!

You should join our #runbloggive virtual run/walk team!!

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