Thursday, October 29, 2009

Beach Run

Things are returning to "normal" post Long Beach. Yesterday made three running days in a row, and the little tweaks I was feeling last week are slowly working themselves out. My quads and hips still get sore after a run, but at least I feel like I'm moving again and not running in wet cement.

I made it down to Crystal Cove for my planned 4 mile run last night. It's been a windy couple of days here, so I thought that I would take advantage of all of the dust in the air to capture some "Sunset on the Pacific" photos:



Once I took these photos, I dropped down from the bluff onto the beach and jogged on the sand. It was cool and blustery - not another soul on the beach:


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One of the cool things about Crystal Cove is that in the 1920's and 30's, there was a bunch of vacation bungalows on the beach. Those were the days when this was *way* out in the country. About 5 or 6 years ago, the State of California evicted the residents and have turned the bungalows into vacation rentals. There is no other place in California quite like it:

Here is the view if you stay in one of those cabins (sorry for the lousy quality - this one was MMS'd to a friend):

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And if you get hungry, well, there's always The Beachcomber restaurant:


If I say so myself, what a way to end a day!


Tonight I'm back on the track for some easy mile repeats.

12 comments:

  1. Great shots Glenn. Beautiful.

    Thanks for the fyi on the bungalows. I will look into those.

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  2. Gorgeous times a million, Glenn. Totally jealous you get to run around that kind of scenery. Glad you are feeling better!

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  3. This post nearly, NEARLY made me tell my husband that we should move back to his hometown. That video of you running on the beach and hearing the waves... loved it! You are so lucky! I'll have to settle for lakes and cold beaches in SF! LOL

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  4. What a beautiful reminder to stop griping about how hard it is to live in California and remember why we stay anyway.

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  5. Yeah. Living here is so worth it.

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  6. That is a great way to end a day. I haven't seen the sun set on the ocean for a long time. Beautiful pictures. ;)

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  7. Ahhh yes, when the aches and pains go away you run out of legitimate excuses not to run - especially when you've already got your next race planned.

    I'm basically in the same place. I'm begrudgingly starting to kick myself in the butt. That's the good part of always having the next race planned. If we didn't, we might just slip into a "recovery" that lasts months, making it that much harder to get the motor going again.

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  8. great pics. very jealous of your run!

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  9. Beautiful!! Hope the mile repeats went well!

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  10. Absolutely beautiful shots, Glenn. If I could just live and run on the beach all day long, and have to not worry about work, I'd so love to live in SoCal. Here, if you ran on the beach now, you'd freeze your butt off!

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  11. i would've been quite irritated to be kicked out of my beach house. boo california government!

    love the pics!

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