Sunday, March 9, 2014

Sunday Runday (in Photos)

I am not a fan of Daylight Saving Time.  It's not losing the hour of sleep so much, since I'm always losing sleep, but I hate losing an hour of running!  I like to run early.  Sometimes really early, but any kind of early will do.  So not getting started until 8 am this morning had me a little disgruntled, but thankfully the trails had just the cure for my crappy mood:

I'm no ornithologist, so the best you're going to get here is that this was some sort of giant bird of prey.  A hawk, perhaps?  No clue, but oh my goodness, this tree was full of them!  I saw several flying low and circling the tree.  Their wingspans are HUGE!!

One of several bridges I ran over today.  This one crosses the American River into the back yard of my dream house.

Close-up of the sign on the bridge.  This cracks me up every time!

Wavy trees + pretty trail = happy runner.

Such a gorgeous view.  Just off camera, however, is Folsom Prison with its giant barbed wire fences - ha!

Most of the trails were nice and dry, but there were a few super muddy spots that I had to do a little acrobatics to get past.  I call this the splits walk.

Double tree tunnels.  I also ran through a regular ol' concrete tunnel that wasn't as picturesque.

The river was like glass this morning.

Speaking of things that crack me up every time I see them.  I always look forward to the Narwhal!

Another wooden bridge!  All told, I think I crossed at least six today.  Some of them were very tiny, just a few boards.  Do you get super paranoid like I do when you run over them and think that today will be the day your foot goes through that one rotten board??

Almost done!

BAM!  Finished up my highest training mileage week ever.  EVER.

How was your run today??


ajh said...

I love going over bridges when I run and bike. Not giant ones but pedestrian ones! No picture of the prison?

Michael said...

Congrats on the great run and weekly distance!

Beautiful pictures! I'm always so jealous of people who get to run scenic routes...I run a lot of the same old suburbs pretty much ever day. blah.

Lancer!! said...

Congrats on your little ol' (20)-miler. Woo-HOO!! That looks like a beautiful running path with all the trees. One day I will have to run the American River. Oh, yeah: Watch out those big-ass birds don't carry you awa-a-a-ay-y-y-y....!...!...!