Thursday, February 28, 2013

It Actually Felt Like Running

My original plan on Wednesday was to tackle three miles in Buck Gully. Well, I got to the trailhead and discovered that it was street sweeping day, which means no parking! Yea! That meant I could go back home and veg out a little more. In all seriousness, the weather was just too nice to head back inside (74 degrees down here by the beach), so I headed down the road a couple miles and hit up a “trail” (in quotes because it’s paved) that I haven’t been on in a while – Crystal Cove State Park.

Running Crystal Cove 2-27-2013

The bluff above the beach can provide some stunning views. Proof from yesterday (that’s Santa Catalina Island 26 miles away in the distance):


The best part of yesterday’s jaunt is that I actually ran jogged most of it. It was a short three miles, but I’ll take what I can get these days….

From the caloric view:

  • Daily budget: 1530
  • Calories consumed: 2070
  • Exercise adjustment: 3 miles, 562 calories
  • Deficit/(surplus): 22

And as much as I want to take advantage of the awesome weather today, it *is* a scheduled rest day, and last week I had this little twinge……


  1. Beautiful! Great weather too. It has been really windy here so running is fine, but the biking is tough. How is the wind there? From what I remember, March can be pretty windy there.

  2. Oooh, respect the twinge! I am actually learning to run in warmer weather, so this is good practice.