Friday, May 14, 2010

The Dish in Palo Alto Kicked My Butt!

I have really enjoyed all the outdoor places in Northern California and there are so many more that I have on my list to check out. The only thing down in LA that was about a 20 minute drive and where the parking was killer was Runyon Canyon. SUCH a beautiful view at the top but that was even full of dirt and not much green or shade so it got SOO hot.

So my Team Challenge Deanna told me about The Dish in Palo Alto and how it had steep hills and was very challenging and suggested going there yesterday instead of our usual run at Los Gatos Creek Trail.

I will be on top of that hill in a second..

Oh my gosh it was challenging! Their were 3 major hills and when you are running up them its like you are going in slow motion and not moving haha. I was huffing and puffing by the time I got to the top. My legs are absolutely sore today but it was amazing and I am excited to do it again next week. I really welcome challenges. I like the idea of one day being able to run the whole thing even tho it will take some time. We might have ran almost 3/4 of it.

Running is just one step in front of another.. easier said than done huh?

The loop was about 3.5 miles and it took us about 47 minutes to do that so we should be able to beat that time next time we go.

This is why they call it the Dish!

Tonight I'm going to Zumba! Then taking advantage of 24 hour Super Sport and using the sauna to massage my muscles. Aahhh. Tomorrow is 3.5 miles at Los Gatos Creek Trail and then Bay to Breakers on Saturday! Talk about a jam packed weekend! Woo!

Baby dish in my hand! lol

Happy Friday everyone!

1 comment:

  1. how fun! running those hills will come in handy in the future : ) that last pic of you is too cute! have fun at bay to breakers, i'm so bummed i cant go!