The plan read ten miles for today. With little gas and little cash I headed off to the closest trails – yes, Aliso/Wood Canyons. Thing is, I don’t have a 10 mile loop there. I have a 9, 9.5, 11.5, 12.5, 13, and 13.5 loop, but no 10 mile loop. Sure I could have run an out-and-back, five miles out, five miles back. Thing is, I’m a loopy lady. I wanted a loop.
Aside from preferring loops, I’m a bit lazy. I know that sounds a little weird. How can someone be lazy who runs all these miles? Believe it. It can happen. Take this case for example. Even though I know the mileage of every trail in Aliso/Wood Canyons, I guessed (once again) a ten mile loop instead of actually adding the mileage. Adding, boy that’s tough! : )
I didn’t want to run laps around the parking lot when I was finished to make my run ten miles. I didn’t want to run any add-ons and end up on some scary trail like last time I tried to make a ten mile loop in this park. So I was sure to guess a loop that was at least ten miles, at most a quarter to half mile over.
Turns out I ran a 11.28 mile loop. And I finished it up strong. Yes, I am gradually seeing improvement in my strength and a little in my speed. I’m still am on the hunt for a good ten mile loop though. Good thing is, today I got to run one of my all time favorites, Meadows Trail, and I also ran up to Top of the World. And at the very end of my run (with about a mile to go) the cutest little weasel stuck his head above ground right in front of me. We made eye contact. I snapped a picture, and then he was gone, back in his hole.