There has been quite a bit of this on RunWiki these days
Hello, yes, I know, it’s been quite some time since my last post. A few times in life you must step away from the computer. There are certain things that just take priority over blogging and running, so I have been absent from both and, completely fine with that choice.
We have been unpacking and this process is going much slower than planned. This new house is much smaller than our previous so we are purging the old to make space. I personally love it! I can’t stand “stuff”, the more simple we can live the better. Life is already so complicated, why clutter it with more junk?
The kids started school, so I have been really focused on making sure their transition into this new environment goes smooth. It has been great so far. California is so casual and laid back. The Mom’s and kids just walk right up to and say “welcome”. I feel like I’ve been here forever (I did grow up here so that makes it feel much more familiar) My kids are doing great and love school. We have great teachers. I already have an amazing posse! here they are…
They just welcomed and pulled me in as if I have known them for years. I already love them and know I will hang with these ladies for good. They had me laughing so hard this night, my abs were sore the next day. Now, if I can just get one of them to be a crazy runner girl, I’m set.
I went on my first run in two weeks today. I dropped the kids off at school and hit the trails behind our house. In the process of moving, I have misplaced my GPS charger, so I have no clue how far I went. At the start of the trail head the path went straight up, so I wasn’t exactly running but my heart rate was and, so were my lungs.
It is so beautiful here. Arid, dry and very exposed. So vastly different from the forests and Civil War Trails of Northern Virginia. I love the distinct and strong smell of Sagebrush, Sycamore and Eucalyptus, it reminds me of my childhood hiking through some of these same areas.
I made my way to the top of the hill/mountain… the overlook was worth the effort. In the distance is the Ronald Reagan Library and a sea of tiny houses, I instantly thought of the theme song from the Showtime TV Show “Weeds”.
After this lookout, it turned into more manageable fire trails, so I picked up the pace and started heading down. I hit the back side of an adjacent town, so I thought I’d better turn around and head back (I did not want to get lost, my kids need me! ). I ran into two ladies walking their tiny dogs, they looked something like this…
They stopped and asked if I was OK… that I “looked like I just fell down a cliff”. I looked down at my body and said “I do?” Apparently, I need to wear a hell of lot more make up and nicer cloth’s when I run. I continued back toward what I thought was the trail head but must have made a wrong turn because I ended up being locked in. Here is the trail I ran down and then I ended up this locked gate.
I found a way around the gate and into a housing development and then faced the final challenge…being locked IN at yet another gate…
I said F*** it and I jumped this bad boy… my crotch is still angry at me for that one, but I made it.
So that was my Friday morning…I’m sure your sleeping or quickly skimming through this boring post. Have a wonderful weekend my beautiful readers. xoxo
What was your morning like?
Any plans for the weekend?