Speechless Sundays: San Francisco and today's Half-Marathon

A few words are necessary--today was the Kaiser Permanente Half-Marathon in San Francisco, California. As you can see, it was a gorgeous day, and a prettier venue is hard to imagine. While about 10 of my women runners, many from the Tattersol Running Group out of Stanford, and I enjoyed the run in Golden Gate Park and along the Great Highway, my husband Gene went on a hike. (San Francisco is a hiker's paradise--hills to conquer and lots of parks scattered throughout.

Here are a couple of shots he took:

Happy runners at the start of the 1/2 marathon

4 friends from the women's running team, The Tattersols

Golden Gate Park, Marin hills, Pacific Ocean

Looking down at Golden Gate Park and the Pacific Ocean from Grand View Park--

hard to believe 10,000 runners were below!

downtown San Francisco from Grand View Park

View of Downtown San Francisco, to the left the Panhandle of Golden Gate Park, to the right the University of California Medical School at the foot of Mt. Sutro - taken from Grand View Park.

--- Come for a visit; Stay for a lifetime!

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®


CA DRE#10215160; 650-465-4547



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Comment balloon 14 commentsLottie Kendall • February 07 2010 06:58PM


Congratulations on your run, your community looks beautiful!

Posted by MaryBeth Mills Muldowney, Massachusetts Broker Owner (TradeWinds Realty Group LLC) over 10 years ago

Great shots! I have never seen San Francisco from that  vantage...Looks like you had a beautiful day for the run.

Posted by Trevella Williams, Realtor, Salesperson, ABR SFR (Aloha Coast Realty, LLC) over 10 years ago

What a great day and a great way to spend it.  I hope you all did well!

Posted by David Henke, Realtor, Homes Just West of Philadelphia PA (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc) over 10 years ago

Lottie--Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures.  Congratulations on your run.  Love SF, but living in the east I don't get there often.

Posted by Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Hello Lottie, Congratulations on your participation in the Marathon. It demonstrates so well your commitiment to "Walk the Talk". If we all did that a bit more, wouldn't life be so much more staisfying. Well done!

Posted by William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional (Retired) over 10 years ago

Thanks, MaryBeth. San Francisco is a marvelous city, with lots of parkland and a fabulous city in which to walk.

Trevella, we did, indeed, have a beautiful day for the run. Grand View Park is a little explored, neighborhood hill with different views from the classic San Francisco views.

David, we had a great day. It's fun doing something healthy with a group of happy, like-minded people, and raising money for a good cause, all at the same time.

Rick, I'm glad you enjoyed the new views. Hardly anyone except neighbors take in Grand View Park.

Thanks for your well wishes, Mary. The run was lots of fun, leg cramps not withstanding. Come visit San Francisco again soon!

William, thanks for your support. We had a glorious day, 10,000 happy participants, raising money for a good cause--what could be better?


Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 10 years ago

Lottie, congratulations on running a half marathon!  Great photos of the city also!

Posted by Tony & Darcy Cannon, The C Team (Aubrey and Associates Realty) over 10 years ago

Fantastic city shots! I love San Francisco - most especially when the sun shines!


Posted by Debi Boucher, "Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours ( Real Estate Showcase Photography) over 10 years ago

Hi Darcy and Tony -- thanks for your congratulations. I'm glad you enjoyed the photos. These are very different views than the usual ones of San Francisco


Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 10 years ago

Debi, the sun was surely shining yesterday--it was glorious. Today, skies are grey and a light rain has just begun to fall. I love San Francisco, too!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 10 years ago

Hi Lottie ~ Looks like a gorgeous day and place for a run or a hike.  Sweet!


Posted by Elizabeth Bolton, Cambridge MA Realtor (RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA) over 10 years ago

Hi Liz, it was a blast--so much fun to get together with like-minded people and laugh!!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 10 years ago

What a great day for a race!

I take every opportunity I can get to run in the city. I usually get a group a gals together for the Bridge to Bridge and the Nike Women's run a.k.a Run for the Tiffany. Keep me posted on any up coming races in San Francisco and keep on running.


Posted by Corie Gorham (Century 21 M&M) over 10 years ago

Hi Corie,

I haven't done the Bridge to Bridge -- yet! Have you signed up for the Napa Marathon on March 7?? That will be my first road marathon. If you're going to Napa, we'll figure out a way to say hello in person!

Happy trails,


Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 10 years ago