Monday, April 19, 2010

A Busy Weekend

Yikes! I’ve missed a couple days of posting. Between trail runs, a 5K, and a couple of casino trips, it was a busy weekend. Today’s post will kind of be like post dating my diary.

I’ll start with Saturday. A couple months ago, I joined the SoCal Trailheadz – a local trail running club. I’ve been along for a couple of “New Member” runs, but with all the marathon training that I was doing, I wasn’t able to take advantage of any of the group runs. So Saturday, I joined six other Trailheadz for an early morning run where I had run on Thursday. The day was magnificent and the company excellent as we negotiated the single tracks of Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. One of the cool things about running with a group is there is always someone who knows more about the area than I do. I was once again introduced to another world that I never knew existed in Orange County!

And talk about hills? How about this one? It’s called Big Bend :

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It’s the one at mile 5:

Running Bommer Ridge-El Moro 4-17-2010, Elevation - Distance 

Yeah. I walked.

My legs were jelly at the top of Big Bend – so I wimped out (most of the group was going 15 miles) and headed the 2 1/2 miles back to the car. Not a bad way to start a morning – 9 1/4 miles of the most beautiful hills with some new friends!


Tomorrow – The Temecula Challenge 5K – or - when is a PR not a PR?

P.S. – Thanks Diedre for taking the camera out and snapping the photos!


  1. So beautiful! I love the pictures, and glad you got to go out for a run with some new friends!

  2. That sounds like a great run with a neat running group. I can't believe that elevation change!

  3. Talk about running groups, that is really awesome. There is a trail running group here i am thinking about joining and taking advantage of. That is a beautiful place Glenn. Best wishes on your 5K. Happy trails.

  4. I don't know...I wholeheartedly believe a PR is always a PR, but I look forward to reading your spin on it because you always make me think (dang you!)

    OK...the pix almost make me want to take up trail running...almost...

  5. Hi Glenn,
    God, if I only lived in California...I would so run with you!! Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful pictures:) I hope that you have a fantastic week!

  6. Looks amazing! Cant wait to read your next post!-very interested!

  7. Holy moly, that's not a hill, that's a mountain! Gulp!

  8. Are the trails you're running going to start getting hot soon? Or are they high enough up/close enough to the ocean to stay cool for a summertime hike?

  9. I thought you might want to see this website. You made such an accomplishment when you finsished the marathon, some people don't get to.

  10. Yay for trails (and hills)! ;)

  11. Wow, those pictures were awesome. I'm jealous of the trail running. I'm with you - as soon as I get these marathons out of the way, I'm totally hitting the trails.

  12. Now admit how much nicer than the roads was that!