Sunday, February 1, 2009

A Super Sunday...

Rodeo Beach Loop
(12 miles)

Well, I did something downright un-American today. I did not watch a single minute of the Super Bowl. I did drink some beer and eat some chips, but there was not a single mention of yardage gained or lost in my day today.

Instead, Jen and I ran the same loop I did for the Rodeo Beach 20K, only with lots more stops for taking pictures and admiring the view. Again, this summer-in-January situation is working out well for the trail runs.

Because I'm really tired yet I know that if I don't post now, I won't post until sometime next week, I'm just going to give you a few pictorial highlights from the day with some brief commentary.

First, overlooking Rodeo Beach.

Next, getting started.
I need to learn how to stand so I don't look portly.







Then with the view from the trail as we climbed out of Rodeo Beach. If you look carefully, you can see the Golden Gate Bridge peeking through the hills.

Now some flowers that are not aware that it's January and they should wait at least another couple of months before blooming.....




Very pretty, though!









This was the best viewpoint of the entire day. If you are running the Marin Headlands, you simply must run the SCA trail...







Not looking as portly... and if this doesn't explain why housing prices are too expensive in Marin, I don't know what would...I mean the view of course, not the fact that Jen and I are running IN Marin.

7 comments:

Southbay Girl said...

Beautiful run! I'm so jealous!!! And who cares if you didn't watch the superbowl!! You had a great run!!

Jo Lynn said...

You are not portly my dear. You are a beautiful woman. ;)

Derek said...

WOW, if you keep posting such great pictures I'm going to quit my job and move to the Bay area and run all the time!!

Victoria said...

I'm not saying I AM portly... just that I looked more so than normal in that picture-- Thanks so much for the compliment though, Jo Lynn!

Derek, you'd find a great running community out here... but you might want to check with your wife before ditching the job and heading west...

René said...

Thanks - I was relieved to find out I wasn't the only one who didn't watch the Super Bowl and went running instead!

SteveQ said...

Just discovered your post about running 8 miles of a 50K with a broken ankle. I did the same thing last spring! Small world.

Gmello said...

This is a great blog, I love the pictures of the bay area from a runner's perspective.

I need to run a race up there soon, maybe the Rock N Roll San Jose half marathon, which I know is not your area, but still much prettier than my native Las Vegas.

Cheers to you and keep up the good work!