Miles are hard to come by (as usual lately – but I am not complaining). Really. I’m not. I’m just so happy to hit the trails when I can. Saturday, my feet finally hit dirt once again. Yay! I ran a 7.8 mile loop, which entailed running into Wood Canyon, then up Cholla Trail. Cholla is a short, STEEP incline up to the ridge. It’s usually a pretty boring, and kinda tough stint. But on Saturday, I saw two deer on Cholla – and I don’t think I’ve ever seen any deer on this trail.
From West Ridge, I ran up and down those rolling hills, tiring easier than I did a few months ago. At Top of The World, which overlooks Laguna Beach, I caught a giant glimpse of the grand Pacific, and was a-okay over my performance (mediocre as it was, it wasn’t my performance that mattered – it was the dirt beneath my feet!)
It was on the back of my usual out-and-back that I decided to make this run a loop. I ran down Mathis Canyon Trail into Wood Canyon, returning to my truck with plenty of daylight and time to get to the chores back at home.