Monday, May 25, 2009

Ain't no mountain high enough


Eris has been nagging me since last summer to go running the trails with her and a couple of other ladies. I've managed to come up with all kinds of excuses to avoid it until this morning.

My best reason for not going was that there was NO MONEY UP THERE! She promised to go ahead of me and drop coins.

A few days ago she reminded me that the pool was closed this morning so I agreed to go.

At 6:30 AM we headed out from her house for a 90 minute walk/run/hike. After the rainfall in the last few days the trail was not dusty and the skies were clear and beautiful. The wildflowers were in bloom and the views over the valley were wonderful.

I thoroughly enjoyed this change of pace. The question that remains is how will my knees feel tomorrow morning? I think I'll go take some Tylenol right now.

$.44 found at a gas station on our way home

Note: For those of you not familiar with our area the top photo is the small city where we live. The tall mountain named Ben Lomond in the distance is the view from our deck. Our home is on the shadow/sun line all the way to the left of the picture. The middle image is looking to the northwest towards the Oquirrh Mountains over the city. The skies are not often clear enough to see the mountains like this.

4 comments:

Sharyn said...

Cute baby in the below post!
I asked my yoga teacher about the baby pose further donw. I was sure there would be one that would include 'head to toe'...because there are a number of those. But she said no, but

"There are poses where the foot goes behind the head. She may be working up to that. The "basic" one is called "Eka Pada Sirsasana". Have you ever paged through "Light on Yoga" by B.K.S. Iyengar? It's pretty scary!"

Much of what we work towards in yoga is back toward what we could do as babies.
hugs,Sharyn

KFinley said...

You ran right by the "school house", a row of great climbs! Next time haul some gear and get and you can hang over the side of the mountain!

bleason said...

Once the techniques are mastered, there is money to be found on most outings. It sounds like you rarely leave the house without finding money. Well done!

The Numismatist said...

Bleason, have a great trip and drive safely.