>Wow! Spring is here! It was a beautiful day for a run. First we headed out, at about 6:00, to take a two mile jog with Penny and Sassy. They love to run, so it is a real treat for them. You would never question whether a dog can smile if you could see their faces when we finish our run.
After we brought the dogs home, Alan and I headed out again, south, toward the top of the La Quinta Cove. We are so fortunate that in less than one mile we have a beautiful, wild area with trails, gorgeous views, and right now, wildflowers.
We also found a new trail that promises to be challenging. We had already run about eight miles by that point, so we decided to keep that adventure for another day. I had one bad moment. I tripped over an embedded rock and had a pretty good fall. Left hand, right elbow, right knee. I did manage to run (slowly) the last mile left, but I did feel a bit shaky. And, I did not take pictures of my injuries. So, a 10 mile run today (counting the doggy run), the longest I’ve run in a while. Good, because I am running the La Jolla Half Marathon in two weeks (Alan is announcing the 5k) and I don’t want to embarrass myself. Not too much, anyway.
One exciting note (if you are an animal person). One of the feral cats that hangs out by our house had kittens about a month ago. They are finally moving around and today was the first time we were able to see them. The mother, who we call George, won’t let us get near her, but she allowed Alan to pick up two of her babies.
Other than that, just a normal weekend. The ride on Saturday was shorter than planned. When we stopped at home about halfway through the ride, we discovered the dogs had had their way with our kitchen trash can. Bad blogger that I am, I did not take a picture, but let me just say, it took a shovel to clean up. Yuck! And it took the wind out of our sails as far as the ride went. We canned it. Believe it or not, I spent that extra time watching golf and doing my taxes.
Obviously, the highlights were the wildflowers and the kittens.