We are so happy to welcome Tim Kaplan to the Suite Run Podcast! Tim is a nine time (including Boston!) marathoner, a retired 20 year Berkeley Police Officer, and a certified personal trainer and run coach. Tim is also a Wellness consultant and stress resilience trainer, pursuing a Master's in Social Work from Boston University. Tim and his wife Jennifer (fun fact - his wife works for Cliff Bar!) have been married for 8 years and have a 6 year old son named Maxwell. Jerold and Tim went to high school together and we have a great time catching up with Tim about his running journey, his 20 impactful years as a police officer and his current work in the wellness industry with his company Blue Resilience, which is a training and consulting firm that he co-founded in 2018 to teach members of the law enforcement community about stress resilience and wellness. Tim currently runs his own personal training business.

Then we change lanes and talk about the pretty town of Walnut Creek, CA - which is just a short drive from San Francisco! Tim shares all the best things about his great city, including the best places to RUN, where to dine out, great races in Walnut Creek and so much more.

Enjoy our conversation!

Tim's recommendations for Walnut Creek, CA:

1. Iron Horse Trail (You can run 20+ miles on this flat path - goes through Walnut Creek, Danville, San Ramon all the way to Pleasanton. There are many Canal Trails that cross the Iron Horse Trail, which allows you to add on another 10-12 miles).

1. Va de Vi Bistro and Wine Bar
2. Katie's Creek (Great breakfast)
3. The Rooftop Bar (Great views and food!)
4. True Food Kitchen
5. Hops N Scotch (Craft beer and drinks)

1.Renaissance Hotel Walnut Creek (with access to the Bay Club gym, a very nice gym!)

1. Walnut Creek Half Marathon (In December, a week after CIM - California International Marathon)
2. Oakland Marathon
3. Walnut Creek Turkey Trot

1. Whole Foods
2. Trader Joes

Running Store
1. Runner's Outpost
2. Road Runner Sports
3. Fleet Feet

Places of Interest
1. Mt. Diablo (a beautiful mountain with incredible views of the Bay Area from mountains to the sea).

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