Friday, April 16, 2010

It’s Beautiful in Them Hills

I headed into the local hills yesterday for a change or scenery. It’s beautiful up there! And all less than ten minutes from home!

The trailhead:


The trails:


The flora:

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The views:

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That’s the ocean out there in the distance. Down there is Crystal Cove, one of my other favorite places to run.

Oh. The run? Seven and a half miles with a few hills thrown in for good measure:


Running Bommer Ridge-El Moro 4-15-2010, Elevation - Distance 

I’m a little (actually quite) sore this morning. I was in serious tongue dragging mode toward the end. At least this guy didn’t get what he was waiting for….


And it’s Friday. Weigh in time. Gulp. 220.2. Eight tenths less than last week. At least the slope of the line is still correct. Just don’t let me get near any food these days. What you just may have heard is me inhaling that little almond from six feet away…..


  1. Nice to see you hitting the trails Glenn - certainly more scenic than your usual 8 mile runs no?

  2. Great run! I love to run there also. Enjoy the trails.

  3. Almond = protein.

    Hang in there!

  4. Those trails look great! Sounds like a fun run! Hope you have a great weekend! I know the feeling of not wanting to race! I was in that for about 9 months it felt like!

  5. how do you manage taking such nice pics while running? i'm too busy concentrating on breathing and not keeling over.. nice post!

  6. Eat healthy Glenn. Thanks for sharing the pix. Wished I lived there.

  7. You are not wrong the scenery is beautiful. Really like the photos being a tourist in your own backyard (ie taking photos) helps you not to take things around you for granted

  8. That almond comment had me rolling on the floor! That is really talented..hahaha!

    Those hills on that chart look terrible. A good thing it was beautiful there to distract you. Have a wonderful weekend!

  9. Wow! Those images are amazing, I am going to have to go check out these trails for myself.

    Thank you so much for sharing!

  10. Hi Glenn,
    I absolutely loved those pictures!! Your trail run was so beautiful...look at all of those flowers and gorgeous countryside:) Glenn, I hope that you have a great weekend!

  11. Brett Favre himself would have to be "the view" for me to get into trail running. You're loco Glenn ;)

  12. Jeri made me laugh :-))

    Awesome photos. Isn't SoCal wonderful that we have the ocean, and then just a few miles away, the trails and hills.

    Keep busy. It helps.

  13. It IS beautiful in THEM hills! Loved the pics!

  14. Those hills are for real! They would definitely kill me.

  15. Lovely pictures! And those flowers.. Thanks for sharing.