When I Can’t Run on the Trails……….

Where is your favorite place to run?  I have grown to love the trails around El Dorado Hills and Folsom.  And, I know that there are many other trails to explore in the Auburn area.  However, when I can’t run on the trails, my second choice is to run near the coast.

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This past week we spent a few days in Monterey, CA.  Even though  I am familiar with the main trail in Monterey, I don’t know any actual dirt trails in the area.  Plus, I didn’t have the time to drive to a different location to run.  So, I opted to enjoy a scenic run right from where we were staying.  I started from San Carlos Beach and ran 5 miles out to Asilomar before turning around.  The trail was paved with some crushed granite along the side.  I even had the chance to run on the sand in a few spots.  Since I was running in such a beautiful place, I had to stop and take a few pictures along the way.

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There was a lot to see.  Now that it’s spring, there were lots of blooming  flowers.

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There were plenty of baby Harbor Seals to watch.

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This mama and pup pair caught my eye.  They were so cute!!!  I later took my family to see them.

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Having this as a backdrop while I ran was amazing!

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The 10 miler (5 miles out and back)!

Where is your favorite place to run?

Do you know any dirt trails in the Monterey area?

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