Saturday, February 21, 2009

Single track is my crack

I was finally able to get back to Garin after all the rain and letting it dry up somewhat. It was still slippery in some areas but most of my trails were dry. Boomer and I had a marvelous nine mile outing! Everything is now so green and trees are blooming. The smells were remarkable.



I don't know if everybody takes the time to enjoy those little things when they're out running but it's something I always make time for. When I get into the single track trails that are surrounded by ferns and moss covered trees, it's nice and cool and the ground is soft, I stop and take a deep breath and realize how incredibly lucky I am to be there.


All the creeks were flowing today. I was glad I didn't bring my iPod. Just running along I could hear nothing but the water. That's much better than music, in my book.


On today's run I took a little extra time to enjoy everything so beautiful because it is an especially beautiful day to me. I am celebrating another 12 months of sobriety. When I look around and realize how incredibly lucky I am to be doing what I do, I MEAN IT! ;)
Until later.............

11 comments:

Missy said...

Congrats to you and I'm glad that single track is your crack and not something else! That's great!

Southbay Girl said...

Single Track is great crack!!! So glad you had a nice run with boomer!!! I love to stop and look around and take in the scenery that I run around!! It's what makes running so amazing!!!

Congrats on your 12 months!!! That is AWESOME!!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

I didn't even understand what "Single Track" meant until reading this post. You have some beautiful trails to run on. I enjoy our trails too, but it is soooo different here.

Rick Gaston said...

I laughed at the title even before I read the article. Well congratulations on 12 months.

leslie said...

Happy birthday and thanks for letting us share in your amazing run! I laughed at the title too -- thanks for brightening my day!

foodsthatfit said...

Wow, first of all congrats on the year mark! That must take a lot of strenght and willpower! 2nd, I am jealous of those trails! How beautiful! I agree with you that sometimes it is nice to leave the music at home and just listen to nature and your breathing when you run!

bong said...

Never thought such a beautiful running trail existed in this world until I saw the pictures in your post.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

run to eat said...

Glad your new addiction is a healthy one! Here's to many more "fixes" with you.
Love your HSE (who is feeling much better today!)

Marcy said...

You ARE lucky! Those views are amazing!! ;D

aron said...

amazing pics and CONGRATS :)

Stephanie said...

Is it already spring time where you live? I'm jealous!
I always get very grateful when I run in nature; a feeling I never have in the city. It's like coming home.