Saturday, August 8, 2009

Six Miles with Views

I was hoping to make tonight a quick blog post because I am so wiped out, but then I realized I had so many photos that it wasn't going to be a quick post. Today we ran with West Coast Road Runners from La Jolla Shores to Windansea Beach, and back. The whole run was pretty cloudy, but very humid and windless, until the last couple of miles, when it got hot and sunny. Todd got some better photos than I did, so I'm showing many of his photos, LOL. Here we are starting out at La Jolla Shores. This is the same beach where we went boogie-boarding last week. Photobucket The run was pretty hilly with lots of ups and downs. This was an uphill climb. Photobucket Then we ran on a foot bridge and climbed onto a steep trail. Photobucket So that we could be rewarded with views like this. Photobucket Photobucket We ran along the path at La Jolla Cove. Photobucket Which meant we came upon the seals at Children's Pool. Photobucket When I got into Windansea Beach, Todd and Robert's group passed me. So I sprinted ahead and took a photo of them. Photobucket Then they ran off, because they're faster than me. But not before Todd took a photo of me. Photobucket Some more of Todd's photos. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket These are quintessential San Diego summer scenes. I think Todd captured it perfectly with his camera at the end of the run, when the sun came out. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Miles: 6.05 Time: 1:08:55 (hilly!) Calories burned: 572 Avg Pace: 11:23/mile Total ascent: 972 feet Total descent: 995 feet The stats come from my Garmin Forerunner 205 GPS watch, which I will discuss in a different blog post about running gear. This evening we were so fortunate to have Anne and Gilbert come over for dinner. It was their first time over since our kitchen and bath remodel was finished. We enjoy the fun conversation with them every time we get together! Photobucket We made Seoul-ful Chicken with Minted Cucumbers. Photobucket And Green Beans with Garlic Vinaigrette. Photobucket And they brought over a lemon pound cake with the secret ingredient of yogurt. It was SO delicious that I ate way more than I should have. Anne said this was a recipe from Barefoot Contessa. Photobucket Sorry about the long, photo-heavy post. Now it's bed-time for me. I'm sure I'll fall asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow!


  1. Glad we could be a part of your weekend and thank you for such a fabulous meal and evening. Your remodel job is spectacular. And all those running photos make me want to get over to La Jolla and replicate the run now.

  2. Great post, beautiful photos.
    And thanks so much for info;)

  3. I love the picture with the multi-colored umbrella and the surfers...sooo cool! You amaze me with the running...wish I could convince myself to put my shoes on and get busy. It would be so much easier to run with views like views?? Houses on 1/4 acre lots. Question for you run during the week or just on Saturday?? I probably should know this.

    Have a great Sunday!

  4. Hi Tracey - I run twice on weekdays (Mondays and Wednesdays) for 30 minutes. Then I try to go to gym class on Tues & Thurs.

  5. Great pictures from your run. I haven't used the shoes for other things than walking during my vacation, but I hope to get back into running and working out now when I'm back to work again.

    The food looks delicious!

  6. As usual I find myself salivating whenever I read a post of yours! Amazing views and delicious food! And um, seriously--your friends are Anne and Gilbert? Just like the Anne of Green Gables books? They are one of my all-time favorite fictional couples!


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