January 19, 2011

California Dreamin'

What a weekend. I couldn't take time away from fun and sun to blog so you'll have to settle for the brief summary: it was AMAZING! The weather couldn't have been more perfect and the running was spectacular.
Sun setting in Ventura

I logged more than 20 miles including a 14-mile trail run in Sycamore Canyon that culminated with 30 minutes in total darkness and an encounter with a large animal... Coyote? Mountain lion? Who knows, but it made me run faster despite having no ability to see the ground.

Driving to Santa Ynez

We went to Santa Ynez wine country and hit some of the "Sideways" spots. We walked on the beach, watched beautiful sunsets and drank tons of wine. And I slept in. A lot. Does it get any better?

Sideways tour - no Merlot!

I'm now even more thankful I'm doing the LA Marathon. I have incentive to keep up the training and get back to sunny California. But it looks like I won't have to wait that long, there are already plans for another Winter escape next month!


  1. OMG a "Large Animal" in the CA mtns. Not Good!

    -20 degrees forecast here for Friday Im ready to leave again


  2. Don't worry, I'm sure that NY saved you plenty of snow for when you come back. I'm sure you missed it plenty :)

  3. Uh, oh, looks like love is in the air...lol!

  4. I wouldn't have come back after a weekend like that! Seriously, I woulda just not shown up to my job ever again.

    Uh, welcome back to NY. Pretty, ain't it? ;)

  5. I love the pics. Looks incredible!



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