I miss the trails like you would not believe.
A couple of Sundays ago, I attended a rally that my trail club organized in conjunction with the "Save Our State Parks" campaign, to raise awareness to the very real possibility of 80% (!) of California's state parks closing due to the budget crisis currently plaguing our not-so-Golden State.
While it's a cause near and dear to my heart, the crappy part of the day was having to hike the trail in Will Rogers instead of being able to run it with my cohorts. At least I had Sara to commiserate alongside me and my then ailing foot (better now) while watching others frolic through the woods.
Hopefully, I'll be back at it come Sunday.
On the plus side, I finally joined an exciting new gym (note: clean) that offers a plethora of equipment and classes, ranging from yoga to boxing.
Speaking of which, I attended my 2nd boxing class last night which mixes a range of punching, cardio, push-ups, etc for an hour straight. Literally kicks your ass, but it's a blast to do. A great, great workout from head to toe. For the record however, I'm still a lover people - not a fighter.
Also (for reasons beyond sheer vanity purposes which I'll divulge later), I need to start bulking up again. I've largely ignored doing so for the past year or so because I wanted to focus on losing weight to attain PR's, but as I've stated before, my priorities as far as running's concerned have shifted.
I need a new camera.
Almost immediately following my LA Marathon experience, I dropped it after taking a picture of my cousin. Figured I could either: a) get it fixed, or b) find a comparable replacement.
Who knew finding a mid-level point-and-shoot would be so hard? I really should just get a low-end camera that I could drop, get dirty, etc but there is one out there that shoots videos in HD that I want. The obvious problem being price-tag and justifying taking it out with me where it'll get messed up.
Anyone out there have a cheap one they're willing to donate in the name of more colorful blogs? I'll show you love every time I post pictures in here, promise.
OK kids, nice catching up with you. Hit a bit of a snag in my prep to fly up to SF (work might keep me from going), but hope I can work it out.
Until next time...