If you noticed a bit of silence from me over here at Project Whitespace, it’s because I have been busy, first getting ready for vacation and second, flying to La Jolla in San Diego, California and running my butt off on these hills!
Thank God for my new shoes, because my old ones were starting to get the best of my ankles and feet, and with these hills I’m running out here, I really needed a good pair of running shoes.
Where I live in central Ohio, we have no hills to run, so this is quite a difference for me. I have only run these hills twice so far, but my glutes and quads are feeling very alive this week!
I have already been enjoying the yin and the yang of running the hills followed by a refreshing swim in the ocean. There is just nothing like burning up your muscles on a good long run and then jumping in the cool of the ocean at 7 a.m. in the morning, before the masses come to the beach and create a different kind of peace.
For a long run, I start here.
The above picture is of a beach located along this scene shown in the picture below. The picture below was taken at our turn-around (half-way) point.
That was about a nine mile run. I can’t believe I ran that far on hills!!
La Jolla is a beautiful town, and I have found many a homes here I think I could spend the rest of my life in. When you are running the streets, you get a much better feel for the neighborhood, and you see things you wouldn’t normally see passing by in a car. Here’s a sample of what my husband adeptly referred to as Froto’s house.
And here is a house that is well rounded.
I thought this house was charming. Very zen.
Yesterday we ate at a nice little Thai restaurant, and I snapped this picture of one of the decorations in the dining room.
I love visiting new places I haven’t been. There always seems to be new things to take pictures of, but I know that’s not entirely true. There are just as interesting things to take pictures of in our own home towns, so visiting new places, reminds me that I just need to open up my eyes as a newcomer every day when I am home. See my home for the first time.
Hopefully, my husband doesn’t run me too ragged on these hills, and I can blog with some more pictures. Of course, we have a twenty-miler to run on Thursday, so I’m not too sure about that.
Hope you all have a great day!