Suite Run Kristin Pelinka Newport Beach CA

In this warm, intimate and very special conversation, we are so excited to welcome our longtime friend, Kristin Pelinka to the Suite Run podcast! We have been great friends with the Pelinka family for over 14 years and it is an incredible treat to share our conversation with Kristin. Kristin is a nine time marathoner, pediatrician, mom to two terrific kids and wife to General Manager of the L.A. Lakers, Rob Pelinka.

We chat about so many great topics - from Kristin's entry into running and her passion as a pediatrician to what it's like being a basketball wife. Halfway through, we pivot into the raw, natural beauty of Newport Beach - one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. Kristin has lived in Newport her entire life and shares with us all the hidden gems that make it so unique. Don't miss this amazing conversation!

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Kristin Pelinka's recommendations in Newport Beach, CA


1. Crystal Cove State Park (you can run a 6 to 8 mile run on the sand - beautiful!)


1. Bear Flag Fish Company (Crystal Cove - awesome ahi poke, $3 tacos, amazing fresh fish)

2. Zinc Cafe and Market (Laguna Beach - vegetarian)

3. Bandera (Corona Del Mar)

4. True Kitchen for dessert (Fashion Island - delicious bread pudding and sweet potato pie)

5. The Side Door (Cozy English gastropub in Corona Del Mar - go for a great beer!)


1. Orange County Half Marathon (In May - Kristin doesn't recommend the full marathon :)

2. Surf City Half Marathon (In February)


1. A Snail's Pace (Fountain Valley)


1. Pelican Hill (Beautiful 5-star hotel)

2. Casa Laguna (Bed and Breakfast in Laguna)


1. Balboa Island (Rent duffy boats to ride around the harbor, SUP)

2. Fashion Island and SouthCoast Plaza for shopping

Kristin's favorite season in Newport Beach is Autumn.

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