the legs are still a bit stiff from sunday's shenanigan's and the weather was warmer than i would've preferred especially since i forgot my hat and shades. my garmin was acting weird and didn't pick up a location until a mile into the run.
today was hot and i felt overheated and irritable. you have some exposed areas and abit of climbing to do before your rewarded with the lush canopy and single track. my mood immediately lifted as the shade started cooling my core down and there i was winding my way through manzanita, oaks and redwoods. i crossed bridges and climbed 60 plus steps. i saw lots of lizards and heard an owl off in the distance.
i didn't have a map but i had an idea of where i was going having talked to a few others who'd run here before. i just sort've followed my instincts. there was plenty of daylight and i could double back if necessary...but my sense of direction on the trail held true and before i knew it i was back on the main trail.
this was a fantastic run. i didn't feel as strong or as comfortable as i would've on fresher legs but i've always preferred trails over roads for running and i think maybe i might be getting my trail mojo back.