So, despite the trials and tribulations of life, I have been hitting the trails on a more or less (ummmm, maybe less) regular frequency these days. Monday and Tuesday had me
celebrating mourning my new found freedom*. But Wednesday I laced up my shoes and headed out for a 5 mile jaunt through Shady Canyon. There are a couple of hills that are in the mix here. For whatever reason they seemed a little easier.
Then Thursday, I laced up my shoes and headed back to Laguna Coast Wilderness for 5 more miles. I dropped onto a new single track that I had not done before. The trail dropped me into the upper portion of Laurel Canyon. Dang! Am I sorry I left my camera at home!
The operative word here is “dropped”. That’s 500 feet down in a mile and the impending climb out. No wonder the hills in Shady Canyon seemed a little easier.
This weekend I’m planning on around 10 miles on the trails on Saturday, and another 5 or so easy miles on Sunday. I think I’ll actually break 20 miles this week…
*In case you missed it, my wife and I became empty nesters this week. We celebrated by having a date night. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. For the first time in 10 years (or so it seemed). Woo hoo!