On vacation today. Had another good workout with Chris at 7:30 a.m. and then just over 12 hours after the hill run yesterday I was back out running again. This time it was 4 miles easy.
I decided on the picnic loop at Bonelli; into the park, 2 times around the picnic loop, then back out of the park is 4 miles. It was a beautifully peaceful morning. At times it seemed like I had the hold place to myself. On the first trip around the loop I came upon the grassy section and it occurred to me to give barefoot running a try. I've heard good things about it so on my second loop around off came the shoes and socks and into the grass I went.
It felt sort of cool to run barefoot, kind of free. The grass was wet and cool from the dew and the ground was even sort of soft and moist. I ran for about a half mile on the grass. Putting my shoes back on for the run up the road out of the park felt a little odd at first. My feet were warm with the shoes on, the weight of the shoes was noticeable and the tightness of the laces was even a little annoying at first. I'm not sure how much barefoot running there will be in the future, but it was fun to take advantage of the opportunity that presented itself.
Lisa and I spent the rest of the day in Temecula visiting with her Dad and step-Mom. We visited a couple of our favorite wineries and then had dinner at Rustico. Tomorrow is the big graduation day so we'll be back in San Diego in the early afternoon.