Tuesday, July 07, 2009


Thanks to the appointment, the visit to the DMV went smoothly. It didn't start off too well, though. It took my 15 minutes to find a parking space. Once inside I was given a number, F113. The whole process was 21 minutes from start to finish. Much better than expected.

For the 5 mile scheduled run, I decided to take advantage of the time at home during the day and run somewhere different than Bonelli. I headed east to the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park. It has been nearly 18 months since I last ran there.

I got there at 11:30, before the major heat of the day. The main trail is a loop with connecting trail that can increase the distance if desired. The loop is "approximately 5 miles" based on the map at the trailhead. I suppose this run could qualify as a hill run, but the hills are on the schedule tomorrow. Today's run was supposed to be "easy." So I took it as easy as I could. I took it jogged slowly up and held back on the way down. There was a pretty nice breeze, so although it was mid day and most of the trail is fully exposed it wasn't terribly hot.My time was 53 minutes.

When I got home I had some lunch and then I sat down to work on the crossword before I got into some of the vacation to do list. Apparently the easy 5 miles on the Claremont Hills took more out of me that I thought. I ended up taking a good hour nap. Even after I woke up it took me a while to get moving at any decent pace again.

Oh well, I AM on vacation after all.


Wes said...

The DMV must be motivated with the promise of more IOUs... hahahaha! :-)

Anonymous said...

Happy vacation. :) Enjoy your time off!

Backofpack said...

That's a good way to spend vacation!

Funny, I like doing the crosswords too - it's relaxing. Enjoy the rest of your time off (including naps!)