thinking outside the cubicle: hiking!

For those of us who sit at a desk 40+ hours a week, it takes a toll, both on the mind and body. By Thursday, I get this urge to get a change of scenery and get as far away from a desk/computer as possible. For the past month, I’ve been enjoying new hiking adventures including:

Runyon Canyon Park in the Hollywood area. Great workout, close to the city, finding parking was difficult (but not impossible).

runyon

Holy Jim Falls trail in Trabuco Canyon. Beautiful, lush scenery but expect a jumpy ride getting to the dirt road (think Indiana Jones’ ride) to reach the trailhead.

holy jim

You know what’s the best part of a hike, eating good food afterwards sans guilt! A few places in OC I recommend:

Fukada in Irvine. Their fried squid legs were awesome! Try their seafood salad w/seared tuna and salmon combo w/spicy tuna don (get the brown rice). Their ingredients are very high quality at an affordable price (combos are about 11 bucks and with generous portions. well worth the wait time).

squid

Capriotti’s in Tustin. Try their pastrami (has coleslaw in it) or the Bobbie.

pastrami

What do you do to recharge on the weekends? I’ve been itching to hit the beach with the warm weather we’ve been having here in SoCal. It’s starting to feel like summer in April (yay!).

Have an awesome week and thanks for checking out my blog.

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