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Welcome to my blog, The Joyfull Now. I share my adventures in beauty, style, and fitness. Hope you enjoy!

Bucket List Biking Adventures

Bucket List Biking Adventures

Hi friends!

It's been a MINUTE. 

First of all, let me say...I LOVE my new job. However, it has definitely been a lifestyle adjustment. My sleep schedule, eating schedule, and social schedule have all changed dramatically (totally makes me sound like I have a newborn baby and not a career change LOL) and thus, I have not been writing. M Y B A D.

But, one of the coolest parts about my new job is that I have spent a lot of time in California, specifically the Bay Area. If you've never been out this way, you are certainly missing out. It is absolutely GORGEOUS.

Last weekend, my sweet coheart Nycole and I decided to rent bikes and bike across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Y'all, this was by far one of the COOLEST things I have ever experienced. 

Nycole and I made our way to Fisherman's Wharf where we rented our bikes from Blazing Saddles Bike Rentals at Pier 39.  From there we biked about 3 miles to get to the bridge. Side note: the route to get to the bridge was FILLED with hills and bumpy terrain #bootywerk Once we made it to Golden Gate, it was about 2 miles across. It's a popular tourist attraction, so there were quite a few bikers on the path. All the weather rumors you've heard about SF are true - it was windy, cold, and super foggy on the bridge itself. 

Once we crossed over, we biked down to the town of Sausalito. One of the CUTEST towns I've ever seen and with so many restaurants on the water, Nycole and I decided upon Salito's Crab House + Prime Rib.   After biking nearly 10 miles, we EARNED that meal and it was some of the best Crab Alfredo I have EVER had. Carb City, baby.

Finally after dinner, we biked down to the Ferry dock where we ended up taking the ferry back to San Francisco. It was the most perfect timing because we were able to witness a gorgeous sunset over the bridge. 

 San Francisco Views

San Francisco Views

 Almost there! 

Almost there! 

 Obsessed.

Obsessed.

 Pictures do not do this structure justice. Stunning!

Pictures do not do this structure justice. Stunning!

Biking across the Golden Gate Bridge was one of those moments that honestly took my breath away. Not only did I feel empowered, but I was reminded how incredibly grateful I am for this job and this life I get to live.

Unfortunately, my beloved city of Houston experienced severe tragedy and loss last weekend when Hurricane Harvey hit. Many people have lost everything. 

Pray, give, and volunteer if you can. Anything helps:

https://www.youcaring.com/victimsofhurricaneharvey-915053

Always,

Nina xo

 

 Renting our bikes at the Pier! 

Renting our bikes at the Pier! 

What If?

What If?

(FLYING) Leap of Faith

(FLYING) Leap of Faith