Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Coasting along...

I have 2 more weeks until I can ease back into running. In the mean time I have been enjoying the coastal beauty of southern California by road bike. This past weekend the earth was practically begging me to live outside for a couple of days. With clear blue skies and perfectly hot temperatures accompanied by cool refreshing winds, I practically did.


I am lucky enough to live just a pedal away from the ocean.  We just hop on highway 101 and are able to take a tour of San Diego’s finest beach towns. Angela and I were able to see places in north county we have yet to see in the 5 months we have lived here. We started at the edge of La Jolla and rode through picturesque Del Mar. We then took a tour of laid back Solana Beach filled with tan surfers and beach goers. The entire time we had a strong head wind making our bike ride a heck of a workout.  We ventured through Encinitas, the land of free spirits where I felt right at home.  We stopped at Swami’s cafĂ© and enjoyed an acai bowl full of bananas, berries, bee pollen, granola and heavenly goodness. This was one of the highlights of my weekend – for sure.

The cars finally start to become fewer and farther between as you make your way into Carlsbad. We stopped and sat on the edge of a cliff and soaked in the beauty and enormity of the ocean. When you have spent your life living in the middle of the country and are suddenly on the very edge with an immense body of water between you and the next continent it can be exciting and liberating. I savor these moments of pleasure and satisfaction, and hope I never take the ocean for granted. The earth’s beauty and bounty will never cease to amaze me.
A stop at the Meditation Gardens in Encinitas

14 comments:

  1. hi, another great entry, it makes me long for California. that acai bowl should be framed and hung in the kitchen. i wish i had a plate right now.
    can i make that at home?
    did you change the blog name? my shortcut wouldn't work when i tried today.
    love you, keep bloggin baby!!

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  2. Kath-
    I have been playing around, I changed the name a few times. I might change it yet again. I had it set so that you were the only person that could read it. Now I opened it up, but I haven't shared it with anyone yet :-) Except you!

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  3. that's sweet, you know you're my favorite author! but now everyone can read. I love you BIG, really Big!!!

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  4. Nice post! Keep it up! More power and God Bless!

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