when i run, i run loops. i’ve never been a big fan of the up and back route as I like to change up my scenery. some may think I am crazy to loop in this instance because of the beach front views along the strand that are indisputably better; but balance is a key in life, and when i run, i run loops.
the strand is a boardwalk that runs from redondo beach all the way up to manhattan beach and beyond. the water is so close you can feel it. it is a beautiful gift to locals and visitors alike. but as beautiful as it is, the strand gets obnoxiously busy in peak hours, and even more so in peak season’s peak hours. so in true vanessa style, i get a head start on everyone in thefirst2hours of my days, and i run in peace.