No really, today we saw a lot of naked people. It was such a beautiful day so of course we went to our favorite spot, Torrey Pines State Reserve. We planned on doing a little hike but once we got there we decided to do our first run since the marathon. Running in the sand, the ocean on my right, the cliffs on my left, sun on my face. Perfection.
Suddenly, Ang whispered "look, naked people." As soon as she said it, I noticed two older adults bent over collecting seashells wearing absolutely nothing. By older adults, I mean "early bird special" adults.
It was then that we realized we were entering Blacks Beach, the nudist beach. We could have turned around right then but curiosity got the best of me. I had to see this. Left and right there were saggy body parts and I couldn't help but look. It was like a terrible reality TV show that I couldn't turn off. I would say that 95% of the nude beach goers were men over the age of 70. Does your grandpa like to be nude? Maybe all of our grandpas secretly hang out at the nude beach. You never know.
Being the spontaneous woman that I am, I considered tearing my clothes off right there and running naked. Ang wasn't into this idea. I'll try anything once but I think she was weirded out by the amount of male parts in sight. I, on the other hand, found it somewhat liberating. Why not celebrate our bodies and relax freely without garments? I just wonder why more young, attractive, fit individuals don't partake. Maybe this comfortability comes with age.
So, I let her keep her clothes on and instead we headed back to finish up our easy run.
We followed up our nude beach run with some excellent food from the one and only, Swami's. Our favorite. I had a spinach tofu scramble with potatoes and toast. Amazing. If you're ever in San Diego, take a ride up the coast to Encinitas and visit Swami's. They have a killer acai bowl and an amazing basil vinaigrette.
It feels good to be back on my feet again. There are only 8 weeks until the Skyline to Sea trail marathon. Ang and I are looking at it as an adventure, not a race. I will walk portions of it. I will stop to take pictures and to stretch. I will soak up every moment and not worry at all about my finish time. This run will be something I will never forget.
Rather than fly to Northern California like we would normally do, we decided to make a road trip out of it. We are going to take the coast on the way back and stop in Big Sur. I am completely ecstatic about this plan. Not only will it save us some major dollars, but it will give us the chance to see parts of California we have yet to see. April 10th can't come soon enough!
Please analyze this picture for me. It was an accidental picture but do you notice my knee? This is not photo-shopped. I think I am deformed. HELP!