Annotated Photos of a Sunday Morning Run
Very gray morning. Started dark and got light - like most mornings.
Look close at the middle of the picture and see the next hill. It looks like a wall beyond the end of the near trail. It is a wall. The section of trail in the foreground is already climbing steeply, but the wall must be well over 20%. Good for the lungs and quads. My legs were toast after the Mt. Diablo 50k last weekend and sick for 2 days last week. Made me work for the hills.
This is a sample of the trails. The cows obliterate the trails when it's wet, and leave no flat surface larger than the palm of your hand. This makes running interesting. I forgot to take a picture of one of the bad sections, so took a picture of this area instead. No twisted ankles - yet. If you want to strengthen your ankles - this is where to run.
Cute calf. I actually thought it was a dog at first.
So many wildflowers right now. Poppies are past the prime, but these yellow flowers are everywhere. I just missed the picture of a Redwinged Blackbird on a stalk. You'll have to imagine.
Perspective. I ran 15 miles, so I covered a lot of ground. I was on the far side of the distant hills when I took the top picture. I'm on my way back down into the intervening valley and back up - after shooting this one. That is sunlight slanting onto those hills - my only look at the sun for that run.