Monday, April 19, 2010

Happy Trails...

I've always been a fan of shutting off the brain, running in the wilderness, and trying to navigate my way through a maze of trails. I half try to figure out where I'm going ;) all the while knowing that if I get lost it just means more time spent doing what I love!

It decided to stop by South Mountain for a long run before heading back to San Diego. Trails galore! First I took off for the main trail that goes right up the first mountain.

Going up is way more fun than coming back down. Once atop the mountain I could run for miles (AND MILES!)

Over and over I had to choose: right OR left? Eventually I simply couldn't keep track of how on earth I arrived at my current position (in other words I was lost...and happy!). 
How people were able to mountain bike on these trails was beyond me. I was happy to make it out without tripping, face planting or breaking my ankle! There were several very technical sections. And I even had an opportunity to do some minor rock climbing. Guaranteed soreness to come tomorrow!
I couldn't wipe the smile off my face! I'm so thankful to be in love with a sport that enables me to experience morning like this!
I jumped in my car, and after 5 hours of driving found myself at the pool for a quick swim with Beth. It was a long way to drive for a swim ;) But I was happy to be home again....but am certainly missing my cuddle buddy!!!!
 Happy Trails!


Christi said...

Great pics and the baby is adorable! I just want to snuggle up with him!

Diana said...

I agree- what an adorable baby! damn, he must have some hot parents :)

Stephanie said...

Hi Caroline, I found your blog through Beth's. Just wanted to say keep up the good training and that South Mountain is one of my favorite places ever! I used to mtb there when I lived in Phoenix. It's good stuff...and really tough :) Also, congrats on your Xterra win recently!