encinitas: Movin Shoes evening run! - 08/22/11 05:26 AM

Over the last couple of weeks, I have been attending an event that is held every Monday evening at 6pm in Encinitas. It is the Movin Shoes evening run, and I found them through my association with the San Diego Tri Club. It is an organized run that hosts all levels of runners with 3 specific routes: a 3, a 4, and 6 mile run which is at your own pace followed by refreshments and a raffle drawing from the evenings sponsor.
My first time joining the group was a bit intimidating since I noticed so many serious runners there. … (1 comments)

encinitas: New coffee spot in Encinitas - 06/23/11 04:12 AM

Last week, my friend Moose Mau from Guaranteed Rate Home Mortgage brought coffee to our Wednesday morning Realtors meeting from his friend Eric Myers’ new coffee shop, the Lofty Bean inEncinitas. The coffee was great, so I decided to make a stop there while out and about today. I admit that I expected the same ole locally-owned, no frills coffee shop, but what I found was a whole lot more.
Upon entering, I was immediately greeted by two friendly baristas with winning smiles. Michelle and Megan made me feel right at home and suggested some of their unique concoctions. I was totally impressed by … (4 comments)

encinitas: Stadium Bar & Restaurant in Encinitas - 06/10/11 04:41 AM

Last Friday night, my wife Casey and I had a coupon from Coastal Coupon Magazine for the newStadium Bar & Restaurant in Encinitas, so we decided to check it out for the first time. For those who may remember, it is the site of the old Bullpen near the corner of Encinitas Blvd. and El Camino Real. I had heard about the change, but never had the opportunity to stop in for a bite to eat, until now.
Upon arrival, we were greeted by a very friendly hostess and seated right away. I was impressed by all of the huge TV’s they have set up, making it … (0 comments)

encinitas: North County Housing performance - 05/10/11 06:51 AM

Good news for homeowners in the north county. The HomeDex numbers for last month just came out, and the results were fabulous as a whole! It’s also great news for potential home buyers that have been on the fence and not sure about the direction of the housing market. Here’s a quick glimpse at the North San Diego County Association of Realtors HomeDex report. The numbers speak for themselves.
First, we’ll start with the median price for all single family homes, detached or attached in the North County of $393,500 in March 2011. That is a major increase from the … (0 comments)

encinitas: Encinitas Sports Festival 2011! - 03/29/11 07:18 AM

Memorial Day weekend is one of those few weekends a year that really grabs our attention. For one, it is a day to remember our fallen men and women in service to our country. Second, it’s a 3-day long holiday weekend. And for us living the active life in North County, it is time for the annual the Encinitas Sports festival. That’s right! The time is drawing near for a fun-filled weekend with plenty of local participation.
The Encinitas Sports Festival kicks off the weekend on Saturday morning, May 14th, at 8:00am, with a fun 1K/5K walk/run that is a … (0 comments)

encinitas: Bulldog Bike Race a hit! - 03/21/11 08:52 AM

For those of you who participated in the Bulldog Bike race this weekend, I salute you! The Bulldog Bike race is part of the MARSOC Hardcore race series, which includes 3 mud runs, a half-marathon, bike races, a duathlon, and a triathlon. Make no mistake, “hardcore” is definitely the key word here. In all, there are ten events that make up this intense series of races that is both fun and challenging. At the end of the year, points from each race are tallied up and an overall winner is announced.
This past Saturday morning, registration began at 7:30am at the Las Pulgas parade deck … (0 comments)

encinitas: March Madness Golf Tournament - 03/07/11 05:29 AM

Attention fellow golfers! The Crossings at Carlsbad is putting on another great event on the 20th of this month. Appropriately called the March Madness Golf Tournament, it will begin at 8am with a shotgun start. Participants are allowed to form their own team, or roll the dice on them pairing you with others. It is a scramble format, so you may want to stack the odds by bringing your friends, unless you're like me and would rather take a chance on a better pairing!
The entry fee is a low $85 per person, but if you're a member it will … (0 comments)

encinitas: Callaway Golf unveils new Odyssey D.A.R.T. - 02/21/11 03:50 AM

On February 18th, Callaway Golf is introducing their new high-tech Odyssey D.A.R.T. line of putters to the retail market. The highly anticipated release was announced earlier this month, and if it's anything like the Odyssey putters of the past, it is sure to be a hit.
The D.A.R.T., which stands for Direction and Realignment Technology, is the next evolutionary step from its original Odyssey 2-Ball predecessor. The difference is that by using the dart-like pattern on the top of the putter head, golfers are able to align the center of the face to the ball much better.  With an improvement … (0 comments)

encinitas: Best Cuban Sandwich West of Havana! - 02/21/11 03:23 AM

On a warm Thursday night this past summer, I tasted the absolute best Cuban sandwich I have ever eaten in my life. No, I was not in Miami, or anywhere in Florida for that matter. I was in Oceanside, California at the Thursday night Farmers Market.
Anytime I see a Cuban sandwich on a menu, I am immediately skeptical. And for good reason, because most of the time I come away from the experience more than a bit disappointed. Now, let me preface by saying that I am not your average Cuban sandwich consumer. I am (in my opinion) a … (0 comments)

encinitas: My First Road Bike! - 02/21/11 03:15 AM
 

It was the end of summer, 2010. I was running along my usual route on the Pacific Coast Highway, when to my left about 20 road bikes came streaming by. Now, I'm not a fast runner, but it seemed like these bikes were going 60 miles per hour! What fun, I thought to myself as I continued my run. Knees aching from the consistent pounding of my feet hitting the asphalt, it dawned on me. Why am I not riding a bike? With that one question, my adventure began.
After getting home and going through my cool down and … (2 comments)

 
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