Mimosa and Flowers
Waiting at The Creamery for the Charity Brunch for Worth the Hurt!
Beef Shoulder Tender with Twice Baked Potato….Artisan in Paso Robles,CA
Where’s my potato skin….hubby’s twice baked still reigns supreme!!
Western Plateau / Conejo Canyons
Dailymile and some blurry photos….
Another great trail run with the group this morning exploring a new trail. It did indeed start off with a downhill but by no means was it a flat trail. Top of foot bothering me a tad so I’m not yet sure if I’ll run tomorrow with the kiddo. So today might have been my last run before the SF Marathon. Weather was cool but very humid, foggy glasses and a drenched shirt.
Western Plateau / Conejo Canyons 4.13 mi 00:58 14:00 pace
Los Robles and Los Padres Trail, Thousand Oaks, CA
Another beautiful trial run. Part of the trail I’ve hiked and run and another section I had not been on before so it was nice to explore a newish trail.
I left before the XC team and wasn’t sure what I would do but i decided to follow the arrows and see where it took me. I saw a 6 mile chalk mark and followed that but then I couldn’t figure out where that went so when I saw the 4 mile route I followed that. I ended up back at the start with a total of almost 5, which was fine as my legs were feeling a little tired.
Weather was warm but a lot of the trail had some nice shaded areas. The trail also had a few hills but with that comes some nice views so i had to stop to take some pictures.
Stats: Los Robles/Los Padres Trail 4.86 mi 01:07 13:50 pace\
Well time to shower up and get ready for another trail run in the morning.
The smell of Cheesecake in the air, a dailymile post, and some photos:
Will Run for Cheesecake! 4 mi 00:44 11:06 pace
Nephew was on the trails at Juan Bautista for XC practice, so I decided to hit the roads around the area so as to not crowd the trails with his teammates. I had mapped out a route and planned to do 2 loops of a 2 mile loop. It was fun to explore a semi new area to run. The second loop was the best, I was warmed up, legs felt great and the smell of Cheesecake Factory cheesecake was in the air…literally…the corporate office and I guess bakery are along this route. Smelled so yummy. Came back to the park to cool down and wait for the kiddo. Enjoyed the sunshine and breeze.
Time for bed. Back to the trails tomorrow. I’m going to miss these afternoons when his XC practice moves to mornings for a while. ;-(
La Jolla Canyon & Ray Miller Trail
Another great run with the group this morning once again at La Jolla Canyon and then onto the Ray Miller Trail. It’s always a tough go the first mile since it’s uphill but I did manage to run a few parts of it. Humid at times but the breeze made it bearable as well as keeping my glasses from getting fogged up. Stopped a few times to take in the views and take some photos but once I got to Ray Miller I was so enjoying the downhill I didn’t stop at all, it was just too much fun!
La Jolla Canyon & Ray Miller Trail 7.18 mi 01:4314:19 pace
Mattie decided she wanted to check out the top of my messy desk when I was looking at one of her aussie cousins who was lost in a nearby city, luckily Buddy was reunited with his owners.
Now to upload some photos from this morning’s run and spend the afternoon with hubby!
Happy Sundog Day!
Backbone Trail - Kanan To Corral (almost) and back
Another great section of the Backbone trail to run/hike today. I had not been on this section before. Already quite warm at the start but a lovely shady canopy helped me stay cool for the first part and again on the way back but in between it was a hot one. Luckily I missed the adventures of the sting bees or wasps. We had some in our group get stung. I did however take a tumble at the end coming back down to Kanan. At least no one saw me and no broken bones, so it was all good. Happy to have this one done. Still it’s such a beautiful trail and some great views.
greatBackbone Trail - Kanan to Corral (almost) 11.88 mi 03:15 16:25 pace
We then headed over to Lady Face to grab some food and watch the World Cup Final. I figured between the fall and the World Cup I deserved the mac and cheese and a glass or 2 (there might have been more) of wine.
Well it’s time for bed and maybe a Tylenol PM to help ease the pain from the tumble. I’m really hoping on running again tomorrow when I take my nephew to XC practice. I’ll know more in the AM.
Hope everyone had a great weekend.
Random Photos from the past week
My mom and my niece and nephew came out to have lunch at Topper’s which used to be my hangout every Thursday with my pal Brad but since he’s moved to Seattle and I don’t really eat pizza much anymore. I haven’t been there in a long time, so it was a nice treat. So T&T insisted on a selfie before we left Topper’s…not the best but there you go.
Next up was a run yesterday morning to check the progress of The Shoppes @ Westlake, a new shopping center with a Target opening in 2 weeks and it’s only a mile and half away. Plus my gym is relocating there as well. Could be good and bad:-)
Wanted to catch up since I’ve been a little busy and have a busy week ahead of me. One more post coming from today’s run. Then bed time.