Exploring Santa Monica & Muscle Beach!

February 15, 2016 -
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Happy Monday everyone! Hope you had a great Valentine’s Day & long weekend ;]

We had a great Sunday Funday workout for Valentines with my awesome ladies…

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They got bonus points for getting in a sweat on V-Day!

Being in California is pretty incredible — if it isn’t the 75 degree temps in February that win you over, it’s definitely the views.

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Just driving on the highways are full of mountains & palm trees in every direction.

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And I wasn’t in workout clothes? It’s a miracle!

On Friday I headed up to Santa Monica to visit one of my best friends (Sarah aka Bittie) who was in visiting her really good friend Rhea!

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Me & my girl Sarah

Rhea and Sarah met through marathon running and became instant friends. They are both rockstars and run amazing marathon times.

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They were spending the day in Santa Monica Friday before watching the Olympic Marathon trials in LA on Saturday so I decided to drive up to hang out for the day.

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The whole ride (about 2 hours) was filled with amazing views. If you follow me on Snapchat (@Powercakes) you maybe got to see our whole day but if not, no worries, I’ve got the pictures for you below! ;]

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It sure was awesome to have sand between my toes in mid-February.

Once we all met up we hung at the beach for a while…I looked down to my left & saw a bunch of people down the beach and I asked Rhea if we were close to Muscle Beach. She said it was just about a mile away so we HAD to go check it out!

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When you get a chance to flex by the Muscle Beach sign — you take it!

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If you’ve never been…it’s basically an outdoor gym (since in California you can totally do that) that the claims say has been around since 1934. There are also a ton of rings & bars to play on in the sand so we definitely do advantage of that.

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The views seriously stole the show though…

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We checked out some street performers & then headed back to EAT because us girls were hangryyy. The sun was starting to go down and it was so so beautiful.

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Dinner was at a place called Brick & Mortar – I highly recommend it! They had a ton of options from sandwiches to pizza and awesome salads all in a super cozy brick lined restaurant.

Not the best picture quality since it was dark but this Ahi Tuna salad with kale, beets, & goat cheese was TO DIE FOR.

IMG_4988 All in all it was a great day not only to explore California a bit but also see one of my best friends AND meet a new friend, Rhea! You can find both of these inspirational chicks on Instagram –

Sarah = @Lesky27

Rhea = @run_rhea_run

I’m off to have a few clients so I hope you guys have a great rest of your day and get out there and explore! ;]

Be true to you,

xo Kasey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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