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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Hometown Run

With little time for a run this morning, I sat on the couch way, way too long before finally heading out the door for a quick run.  The skies were gray and misty, my legs and mind a bit fatigued. 

I began my run uphill and ran some more uphill after that, until finally I began a great descent down to a local beach called The Strands.  I ran the sand, then jumped up onto the base of the cliffs where I took in the fierce ocean and petite sea creatures that live in the crevices and pools there. 

From there I ran, up, up, up a series of steps then out to The Headland trail system.  Time was fleeting (as usual) as I ran along Highway One.  I arrived home with five minutes to shower and dress and get out to the car so that I could drive to a routine doctor’s appointment about 30 miles away.  I did it in SIX.  If only I moved so quickly when I ran.  Smile 

The Great Descent comes to an end (The Strands Beach)SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

Early risers wait for the big oneSANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

Quick Pose before jumping up onto rocksSANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

One of my “Happy Places” (at base of Headlands)SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

Sea Anemone in tide pools at base of Headlands cliffsSANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

Ah, that’s QUITE ENOUGH of this!! (Running these steps are not fun.)SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

Running The Headlands looking back on The StrandsSANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

Miles run this morning:  4.88 (7.85 km)

Elevation profile:My Activities To Strands and Headlands loop 8-11-2011, Elevation - Distance


  1. Lovely run Lauren! You are lucky to have the trails in the mountains but can also run by the ocean. I live 600km (373miles) from the ocean. Have a super weekend!

  2. I love looking at all of your pictures and hearing about your runs. I agree that you are lucky to have both the mountains and ocean. Looks like you make good use of both.

  3. Gosh Johann. Your comment really puts perspective on distance. If I drove 600 km I would be in Las Vegas (probably) which is a whole other state. You are right. I AM VERY, VERY LUCKY. You have a SUPER WEEKEND too!

  4. Thanks for stopping by Khourt. The mountains and the ocean, I couldn't wish for anything greater as far as topography. I am truly lucky. Hope your weekend is great!

  5. Man - I used to surf there all the time in my college days....

  6. It's not too late Glenn. I love that beach! I don't know when your college days were. I went to college later than most, but in my college days (my mid-twenties), I used to sit on that sand all day long, studying, sleeping, smoking my cigs, studying some more, sleeping again . . . And then I'd huff and puff back up that big hill home. LoL