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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

No Grief

I sweated through the night and woke with a sore throat.  Shhhhhhh.  Don’t tell anyone.  When I run with a sore throat, I pretty much ALWAYS get sicker.  But I HAD to run this morning because I’m not sure when I’m going to run next.  You see, I am chaperoning our oldest son’s middle school orchestra on a trip up north.  I get to share a suite with a stranger and monitor and make sure my group (4 boys) have among other things, their dress shirts buttoned correctly, the right size cummerbunds and lights turned off at the signified time.  I highly doubt that I’ll get a run in on this upcoming trip. 

Back to this morning’s run.  The skies were blue, the weather HOT – a lovely hot.  I ran through Wood Canyon first, and I ran through Wood Canyon last on an out-and-back to Top of the World at Aliso/Wood Canyons.   The canyon as usual felt like an oven.  I’m so ready for heat training, so I took it head on.  The ridge as usual gave me a welcomed relief with cool breezes.   I felt strong the entire 14.71 miles and I did my fluids perfect once again!  Yay.  Here’s to re-filling even when I don’t think I need it. 

By the time I left for work this afternoon, I was feeling the effect of my deed.  And I pretended that I just suddenly got ill.  If I hadn’t been deceitful, I would have gotten grief from the family over running.  And I want NO GRIEF over running.

And such is life.

If I am super-duper lucky, perhaps I will get well over night.  Then I can fit in one more run before the trip.  Can a girl be that lucky?

Out-and-Back to Top of the World

On Aliso / Creek Trail which is paved for the first 3/4 mi.:

Wood Canyon:

Running up Cholla Trail:

West Ridge:

Top of the World:

My Activities Long Run 5-16-2012, Elevation - Distance


  1. Nice run! I hope you are feeling better already. I'm still recovering from my chest cold and still cough after (an a little during) every run. I hate this! I do the same and never tell anyone I ran while not being 100% well. Rest well!

  2. Thanks Johann. Plenty of rest here, but the cough lingers and the congestion is not so good. But I FEEL a lot better. : )