Thursday, September 17, 2009


I'm feeling a little mojo!! All I needed was a non-run run.

I met my friend, Jen, this morning to hike up Cowles Mountain, a local peak that has a 1.5 mile steep trail to the top. She and I set off at a nice brisk pace. Our goal was not to go on a leisurely hike, but to get a good workout. I was sweaty, but felt great. It is getting hotter again here, but not unbearably so. She and I chatted the entire time, working our lungs quite a bit.

At the top, we stopped for a minute or two and admired the view smog. SMOG??? This is San Diego... where is smog coming from? At least the air was clean at the top of Cowles.

We sipped on some water and headed back down. We ran down. And oh what a feeling. It was a great run. My quads feel it, but in a really good way. We chatted some more and watched our step. It reminded me how much I want to do more trail running. I think I could have run up it (most of it anyway), but I really enjoyed the brisk walking instead.

No Garmin. No watch. Just great company and a fun workout. We're doing it again next week!


Unknown said...

awesome!! Sounds great. :-)

Irene said...

I suspect the smog is courtesy of the fires we had in Los Angeles.

We used to frequent Cowels Mountain when we lived near it. The view is wonderful up there!

MCM Mama said...

Sounds like fun! I need to stop being so run oriented and start putting a little fun in my workouts.

Terri said...

Sounds like a lot of fun, Lisa, and I'm glad you got to run on some trails again anyway, even if it was a short one.

I hear you on the losing your mojo for running. You and me both lately.

Twincerely,Olga said...

sounds awesome! I am new and a runner too.Please stop by

Irish Cream said...

Sometimes I think there really must be something to zen running! I think I'm going to have to add some of it into my schedule!

Glad you got some mojo back :)

RunnerMom said...

"No Garmin. No watch. Just great company and a fun workout."

Best kind of run! I'm hoping to give trails a try in '10.


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