The Green Girl joined the Sole Runners for her Saturday run this morning.
We started out at Marina Vista Park and then headed towards the Long Beach State campus. In preparation for the Long Beach Marathon, we ran the second half of the marathon route.
I went by the University Print Shop where I worked part-time as a receptionist when I was getting my undergraduate degree.
Today was one of those days where I just couldn't seem to get into my run. I struggled the first five miles and then finally got into the groove.
When I saw the Foundation Building, I remembered how back when I was a student, we'd refer to it as the 'pancake building' because we thought it looked like hotcakes with syrup in between.
I spotted another Sole Runner, LeAnn, chewing on a Luna Moon and I asked her where she got them because I've been having a hard time finding them lately and she told me she had a bad feeling they were discontinued*.
As I mentioned before, I've been experimenting with sports nutrition in preparation for the Athens Classic Marathon and I really liked the watermelon Luna Moons. Today, I tried to finish off my package of Black Cherry Shot Bloks but they are just too big and I don't particularly like them.
After running around the university campus, we headed back towards Marina Park and out to the ocean bike path.
As I was running over the Naples Canal, I saw something I'd never seen before - water bikes.
The weather started to warm up and my pace slowed but I kept on going.
When I got to the beach path, I couldn't help but admire the contrast of the bright blue sky and the pale sand on the beach.
I felt tired but good when I got back to Marina Vista Park for post-run yoga.
* Based on my Internet research and the fact that the Luna site no longer lists Luna Moons as one of their products, LeAnn is right - no more Luna Moons. ::cries::