I went out for a run in misty winter weather, California winter that is. My goal: run a minimum of nine miles so that I can hit triple digits for January’s mileage. It’s been a few months since I’ve had a triple digit month. Now that I’m training for Twin Peaks, I’ve got to get my mileage up.
Turns out, my mood was low, quite low. I didn’t really want to run. But once I got out of my truck, I knew that running would be the best thing for me. And it was.
I began at Oak Tree Park in Las Flores, ran down Antonio Parkway and caught the Tijeras Creek trailhead. I took that down to Arroyo Trabuco, a flatish trail, all the way to O’Neill Park (which rests at the base of the Saddleback Mountains).
The trails were nearly empty. I saw one runner. He was wearing a shirt that read, “Freedom Run,” and I saw him on the way out and on the way back (we ran in opposite directions). Other than that runner, I saw only two other people, a man and woman riding their mountain bikes together.
I had six creek crossings on the way out, the same on the way back. I did not get one toe wet. (Yay!) With a mile remaining, I got some light rain. So, I quickly stopped and packed up my phone, camera and ipod. The remainder of the way in, I could hear the bunnies and squirrels and little birdies scampering about in the brush and leaf litter, apparently in preparation of the rain.
A lovely run. Miles logged: 12