work out: at the japanese tea gardens

Running is the best way to see the details of wherever you are. Here in San Francisco, details are in abundance and it’s easy to miss the many  treasures that are hidden in this bustling city. The park is just 2 blocks away from my flat, so there will be many future posts about all the treasures hidden there.

Enter the Japanese gardens, where nature and architecture take you into another culture and century.

blog tea garden2 The gardens are located about central Golden Gate Park. There is free admission if you enter before/at 10 am on Mon/Wed/Fri.

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IMG_3908For me, running has been a great way to see the sights & get a work out for both my mind and body; I really believe that the mind+body+spirit is connected and that exercising does more than just physical fitness.

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So you can say that running is a way to knock out two birdies with out stone: getting a great work out and sight seeing your city. Do you have any beautiful places near you, that you love to run at? Do share.

hugs, hanalei

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  1. Oh hana! Your blog is so cute! I love love love getting my emails with your new posts! I loved going to the Japanese Tea Gardens! Especially when all of the flowers are in bloom! Keep on running and keep on posting my dear friend!

    1. Also – this also reminded me of Zoey in that movie Yes Man where she taught photography classes while running.. Maybe you should get yourself one of those fancy GoPros and strap it onto you! OOOHHH and think of all the cool rock climbing shots you could get.

    2. Haha thanks Brookie!! Like I said, it’s a work in progress, and sometimes I feel like “does anyone really care about this??” So I’m glad you commented! Thanks for your support, next time I down there we might have to do a shoot together… xoxo

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