I ran early up through Pogonip to UCSC to Wilder—most of it was by myself, which was a neat experience of just being out in upper campus and Wilder running through the thick fog. Was both eerie at 7:00am, with the slightly irrational fear of the mountain lions just waiting for me (although alleviated with the sight of the wild turkeys and rabbits roaming about, definitely a better meal than a distance runner). But it was also meditative to just be out there by myself; I’m looking forward to what that’ll be like in some new places.
Got to check out the Run by the Sea Race after, a fun race, and got to see a lot of local athletes out there who did quite well.
The sites of West Cliff in the afternoon was equally awe inspiring as the foggy redwoods in the morning; in its own special way of course.
|Just another afternoon on West Cliff|
For the trip I just ordered the Suaoki 400 battery pack/charger for my phone/laptop/lights, it seems like there’s a few out there—and I don’t know if this will be actually what I need, but I’ll give it a shot. It’s definitely more expensive than the DIY route which I was also thinking of, but there’s so many things I’m trying to get done, I’m willing to pay the convenience fee for a device I know will work.
I did spend some time getting lost in youtube (mostly for Honda Element conversions and travel ideas):