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How Are You Doing? No Really.

How are you doing?

The phrase how are you doing often comes with a quick: I’m fine, thanks, how are you. There are very people we trust to go into detail when we are “not doing fine.”

How many people can you trust with a complete mind dump: I’m not doing great?

Or heck trust to say more than an “I’m fine thanks.”

To be transparent, I’ve been stewing on this post for a while. I’ve written bits and pieces of blog posts, but they haven’t come together. I can’t quite say this blog post is “much better.”

The post itself can be categorized into different parts: 

  1. It’s ok not to be doing ok.
  2. I’m not doing ok, but I’m working on it. me walking

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California Burger at the Black Bear Diner
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Black Bear Diner (Chain)

Recently I stopped by the Black Bear Diner in Napa, California.  It’s a chain diner that has locations all over the west coast. I say I’ll make it to a Black Bear Diner and never do every trip out west. Finally, this week I checked one out.

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Visiting Peña Adobe and Lagoon Valley Park (Vacaville)
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Visiting Peña Adobe and Lagoon Valley Park (Vacaville)

Since moving to California, Peña Adobe and Lagoon Valley Park is the first park I spent much time in. I would argue it’s where I began to enjoy trail running.

You don’t have to run to enjoy Peña Adobe and Lagoon Valley Park, and there is plenty to do even if you’re passing through!

Visiting Peña Adobe and Lagoon Valley Park

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Bette's Oceanview Diner nova lox
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Bette’s Oceanview Diner (Berkeley, CA)

I haven’t been to a new diner in a month, so I was excited to get to Bette’s Oceanview Diner after running at Wildcat Canyon Regional Park. When I arrived at Bette’s Oceanview Diner, it was busy. Indoor seating is still not allowed, and every table was taken. Luckily I ordered takeout.

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Exploring Wildcat Canyon Regional Park
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Exploring Wildcat Canyon Regional Park (Richmond, CA)

Recently I took a field trip out to Richmond, CA. I’ve heard Wildcat Canyon Regional Park was a gorgeous but tough spot to run, so I was excited to check out some trails. It did not disappoint, and the 1700 feet of climbing was tough.

Exploring Wildcat Canyon Regional Park

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