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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Glad I Did It

With the regular school year over, my hours have changed.  I’m now a teacher in a different program (same school district) called Academic Intervention.  AND I teach mornings.  That of course means that my running schedule has been turned upside down.  But I can deal . . .  I can deal. 

A short run scheduled for today, I packed the truck with running gear with the plan to hit trails nearby my classroom after work.  Turns out, hubby had a meeting and I had to get home A.S.A.P. to pick up our oldest son from his “job.”  I put “job” in quotes because he doesn’t work for pay.  As a second degree black belt, he’s in a “leadership” program which entails teaching, and this week, helping out in a taekwondo summer camp.  ANYWAY, this all put my run off until early evening.  Not good.  Not good at all.  I literally lay on the couch for hours while our youngest sons recovered from a late night sleepover, by playing video games in my room.  By the time I was cleared to run, I didn’t want to run.  It was 4 o’clock.   I was really more into moping than running.  My husband though, quite strongly, INSISTED that I go.  He did not insist for selfish reasons.  He insisted because he knows what’s best for me.  And quite frankly, most of the time I don’t.

Well!  I was a bit perturbed by his “attitude,” so I wasn’t going to do my “short” run around town.  I got on the freeway I drove to some trails.  Then in the glorious dry-ish heat, I ran into Wood Canyon.  Then I ran up a short little single-track called Cholla to West Ridge.  I took a call from my boss while running up and down West Ridge, as I ran in and out of cell service.  Finally getting business relayed, I took off faster for a hardly run to Top of the World in Laguna Beach.

I’m glad I did it.  Rather, I’m glad my husband pushed me out the door.

Running West Ridge in my whitey-whites:

View of the Pacific Ocean from a freshly groomed Park Avenue Nature Trail:

A pose at Top of the World:

Heading back to truck with view of Saddleback Mountains (Santiago & Modjeska Peaks are the two highest peaks in picture):

Recently bulldozed “Good Girls Don’t” – no more gullies and ruts Sad smile:

My Activities Cyn Vistas out and back to top of the world 6-26-2012, Elevation - Distance


  1. I run very early in the morning (between 3:30 and 6:00) so I can relate to that change in attitude needed for a late run. Recently my wife drags me out the door after work to run with her and I must admit I'm lazy to go out but enjoy the runs. She's getting hooked! Your whitey whites look really white and bright!

    1. That's REALLY early Johann! That is also so awesome that you're wife is getting hooked. I suppose because it's winter there, later runs aren't so terrible. But there's also the "tired" factor. I am dead-dog tired by afternoon.

      I'm running in lighter colors now that it's so hot here!

  2. Good for your husband! Glad you got out there; I know it's tough to run in the afternoons after work.

    1. Thanks Rachel. I gave up the Peter's Canyon Summer Trails Series because it's in the early evening.