Thursday, December 3, 2009

Therapy on the trails

Wow. Has it really been a week since I have posted on my blog? I have no excuse besides being busy. Or lazy. Or tired. Pick one.

I haven't been exercising enough, I can tell you that. It's affecting me in a very negative way. Not exercising does bad things to me, mostly mentally.

Yesterday I decided I HAD to go somewhere and get a good trail run in. That was exactly what I did. Boomer and I picked up Bella and drove up to Oakland. We parked at the Skyline Gate and took off.

I don't know the area extremely well, especially from that staging area but I figured I could make my way back to my car without a problem. I only had to ask one person, just to make sure I was heading the right way. ;)


It was so gorgeous on those trails. I spent 2.5 hours there and had an absolute ball. I saw two other runners the whole time I was out there. The smells, the silence, and the scenery were all things I needed.



Coming back on the Stream Trail, the dogs had to be leashed so I had trouble running the easiest portion of the entire route. It's very difficult running while having two dogs on short leashes. It really didn't matter though. I was happy just being there.


I've gone on a few hikes and many walks over the past week. No cycling. No running. I think the time just flew by without me really taking note. It's been colder than I like. And, I've been working a lot of morning shifts.
I know I need to run on the trails to keep my sanity. Watching Boomer have fun makes me smile and lifts my spirits every time I am out there. How silly I was to forget all this.
Until later.............

10 comments:

Lily on the Road said...

Nothing better than some therapy time with Boomer & Bella (how is the other little dog who was tangled in barb wire? Hope he's okay)

You photo's are GREAT, I love the lady bug photo....now THAT would be a wordless wednesday shot for sure!!

Lisa said...

how 'bout busy, lazy, AND tire? why must I pick one?!?!

great photos - as always. :-)

Drs. Cynthia and David said...

Those are some nice trails!

You should cut yourself some slack- take care of yourself, and don't feel bad about occasionally backing off in training. All in all, I think it helps- keeps the fire from burning too hot - or burning out altogether, and keeps the injuries at bay. (says this injured person :) )

Cynthia

Sotally Tober said...

Wow, that looks like a GREAT place to run.

Judi said...

it's so complicated yet so simple. :)

Aka Alice said...

The ladybug picture is awesome. How do you see such things. I think I'd run right by it.

I can't wait until finals are over. I'm like you...too much work and other stuff, not enough of the important stuff...

Looney said...

Ooooo! I love that lady bug picture too. The trail looks familiar to me.

Stephanie said...

So true about not exercising or not being on the trail! As always I love your pictures:-)

RunnerDude said...

Hi Jo Lynn! We have some pretty trails here in NC, but man those pictures are beautiful. I'm so glad you had an awesome run!!

trailturtle said...

Hey Jo Lynn-nice pics...the holiday season is flying by too quickly! I can't keep up with things either...now trying to catch up on blogs. Just got in to the area and will be doing Woodside tomorrow. Sounds like your knee won't let you do it :(...that's too bad. I hope my knees hold up on the downhill. Anyway, I'm glad that you got to do such a pretty trek in Oakland. I really liked the Redwood Park event in Oakland. Any plans for Rodeo Beach? Email me... Ann