This morning I gave myself a rare treat. I took the day off from work because I have a doctor’s appointment this afternoon. Last night, I decided that I would drive to Torrey Pines State Reserve in the morning and go for a run. I had to get up early anyway to drop kids off at school. And, we had such beautiful weather yesterday. It was almost summer-like. I thought it would be nice to go to Torrey Pines. Torrey Pines is about 10-15 minutes away from my home. I was excited about my plan.
I was quickly disappointed when I woke up to wet weather outside. It was not raining hard, but there was a mist and slight drizzle. I was not going to let that put a damper on my plan to go to Torrey Pines. I am glad I went. It was still cloudy and overcast. On the way over to the beach, I went through a patch of rain. However, it stopped as soon as I pulled into the parking lot. When I opened my car door, I was shocked by the cold breeze that met me. I was wearing running shorts and a light windbreaker. I parked in the lot at the bottom of the Torrey Pines hill. In my younger days, I could run up the hill all the way. But today, I made it about halfway before I had to walk a bit. I continued my walk/run until I reached my favorite trail at the reserve. The Guy Fleming Trail. Here is some information about Guy Fleming if you were wondering who he was. He was like a modern-day Johnny Appleseed. He didn’t plant seeds like Johnny, but he helped preserve the Torrey Pine Tree. Anyway, I was able to take some photos of my run around the Guy Fleming trail.
I, especially, like this one of the Torrey Pine forming a canopy over the trail. The view was spectacular this morning.
After I ran the loop, I ran further up the hill to the Visitor’s Center. Then, I turned around and made the descent down Torrey Pines hill to my car. I retrieved my water bottle and sat on a picnic table facing the ocean. I only stayed a few minutes because it was pretty cold. I wished I could have stayed longer. I don’t get to Torrey Pines too often to run, so I was thankful for this treat I gave myself.