Thursday, November 10, 2011

Centennial Trail miles 10-6

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Mile marker 10 is about 3/4 of a mile from the Mirabeau Park trail head which is pretty heavily used year round. Its near the Valley YMCA so we try to ride our bikes on the trail here to swim in the summer. This is a lovely section of the trail and I have a lot of nice scenes in my memory from these miles.

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The trail here passes behind the valley mall and around mile marker 9 you can actually smell Krispy Kreme doughnuts which sits just above the trail. You can't see it, but you can smell it. I like to take Liam there occasionally when we are out riding bikes (he in the bike trailer still) as a diversion. He licks the "chalk-it" frosting off a doughnut and we share some milk and get back on the trail. I love sharing little things like that with my little love, the small things are absolute joy.

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I'm behind on blogging but I remember this day, we had been following Ironman Hawaii online and when we left the house the pros had started the run. I was thinking about Raelart trying to catch Crowie and my pace kept picking up as I thought about it. I have an active imagination which is one reason why I don't run with an iPod. 

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Daddy, baby, doggy running the other way. Mommy got some time to herself. So bittersweet. Bill drops me off at the start and then runs the other direction while I run toward the car to go get him. Or he does an out and back and runs with me which means I have to pick up the pace to impress him. More bittersweet.

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The miles are ticking by, we have to pick it up though so we can catch the end of the Ironman race online.

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Something to meditate on. Bumps in the road, all smoothed out.

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Never in such a hurry that I can't enjoy a good view.

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Blue sky, dry grass, pine trees, and the Centennial Trail. That's how I will remember this summer.

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