TALES FROM THE TRAIL (AND SOMETIMES THE ROAD TOO)

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Friday, July 8, 2016

Beach Loop

With the truck not running yet, and too many days passing after my last run, I ran out the door yesterday (Thursday) for an eight mile about town. I really didn’t wanna do it (with all that cement beneath my feet, and the fact that I might see someone I knew). I had to force myself, but really, I am so fortunate to live and run in such a lovely place as this. I am quite fortunate.

I ran inland for a bit so that I could catch a path down into Monarch Beach. Along the way, I ran past this fountain at one of the resorts in town:

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After the majestic fountain, I had some slight uphill running with practically no shade until I finally came upon this path, a bike path back down toward the coast. It was down hill pretty much until I reached the tunnel that I took beneath Highway One, which lead to Monarch Beach.

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I ran (and walked some too) along Salt Creek:

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Then I ran along The Strands, all of it, because my son and his friends were at the beach somewhere in the crowd (and I didn’t want him seeing me walk on one of my “runs.” Winking smile) At the end of The Strands, I took these steps back up to the ridge:

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From there I took The Headlands Trail, a short-cut back into town:

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This was my view of The Strands and Salt Creek along The Headlands:

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Back toward my home, I overlooked the harbor:

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And I passed these three painted bulls:

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I also found My Little Pony in the street:

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And I was dead-dog tired!

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2 comments:

  1. Those are some serious steps. And that's a really pretty fountain. Did you keep the My Little Pony? Or put it back where you found it? I keep some stuff just to remember a particular training run. Not sure why.

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    1. And the steps went on and on even further! I definitely kept My Little Pony. It's sitting on top of my t.v. right now. :)

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