10 October 2004

.Bobby sent me this photo of Buddy and his friends in front of the big spoon and cherry at the Walker Sculpture Garden back in May. Since I didn't take any photos today, I thought I'd include it in this ever-growing archive, so it didn't get lost someplace on my computer. Thanks bro.

I h ad a great run today on Torrey Pines beach, and I got there just in time. I was a bit late, actually, as the parking lot had already closed. After a couple of U-turns, I found a spot on the beach and ran down to flat rock at sunset. The beach was surprisingly crowded with people walking along the cliffs. I noticed a few new rockslides and some rock stacks. (I think these piles of 3-8 or so rocks are made by the same person or people each week or so and subsequently knocked down by the waves on the high side of the tidal cycle.) The tide today was high and I had to run on the soft sand, but it didn't make much difference, as I was able to keep up a 10 minute mile pace (my usual slow jog). The wind was light and fresh and the waves large enough to be interesting. I felt good the whole way, but didn't push it too much. The sun set as I was making my turn at Flat Rock, about 1.3 miles from my starting line. I ran back during twilight.

Interestingly, I got a phone call near the end of my run. It turned out to be Tom calling from Massachusetts. He's coming out here in November for the first time in 13 years. Amy will here too; her first time in San Diego since moving from here 33 years ago. It was nice talking with him as I walked back to my car. By the time we were done talking, it had become dark outside. I'm glad I got out there for some exercise.