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.