Hey that's great. Pasadena is lovely, lots of flowers all year 'round. I've been there for work a couple of times. The neighborhoods around the Huntington Library are nice for running. Lots of fancy houses. I'd like to see the gardens at the Huntington sometime. If you want a nearby adventure, run or hike up to the Mt Wilson Observatory on the old toll rd from Altadena or the footpath from Sierra Madre.
San Fran is nice too. Lots of good eats. Noodles and dim sum. Last time I was there I had crepes at this place
with a bunch of orienteers. Muir Woods and Mt. Tam north of the Gate for hiking and views of the Pacific.