Day 5 (Saturday): Taught a six hour computer class and found it difficult to get out the door when I arrived home. I did manage to continue this streak with a 1.23 mile run around town.
Day 6 (Sunday): I went on a hike with my boys and a good friend for 3.5 miles along Tijeras Creek and Arroyo Trabuco trails. My family and my friend thought this should have counted for my running streak. But I didn’t run on the hike, so it didn’t count. Back at home, I ran out the door into downtown and back, for a 1.34 mile run.
Day 7 (Today!) : This evening, I finally found a little time to run out the door for a nice distance. I thought I’d probably put in three miles (certainly wanted to do more than my minimum requirement). I had an urge to run along the headlands, so I headed out that way, not really sure where I would run.
Just getting to The Headlands pushed me on further in the 7th day of my Easter running streak. I mean, I was so, so close to the ocean, I simply had to pay her a visit. And so, I ran down from The Headlands to The Strands (AKA, Dana Strands) to check on my sea creatures in the tide pools before I headed onward for a sand run along The Strands and Salt Creek. I spent some time at the base of The Headlands, taking in the waves as they crashed upon the rocks. I relished the glossy black mussels and green sea urchins as I dodged waves slowly moving upward on the rocks. Tide was rising, I could tell. Foot prints had disappeared on the sand. Sand castles were being flooded by waves.
In all, I ran 6.29 miles on the 7th day of my Easter streak. And all of it was lovely. Yes, a little difficult at times, especially the up hills, but lovely still.