4.02.2011

Sole Runners Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve Run

The Green Girl joined the Sole Runners for a short run at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve this morning.

As I was heading south on Pacific Coast Highway towards Bolsa Chica, I saw cones lined up in preparation for the Run Seal Beach 5k/10k.

Turns out some of the Sole Runners ended up getting stuck in the race course traffic closures so our group got a bit of a late start.

I didn't have my trusty Mr. Green Garmin with me so I tried to listen to my body.

We spotted California Least Terns, Common Loons, Snowy Egrets, and a female Northern Pintail duck watching over her ducklings in the water below.

Bolsa Chica Stewards led youth groups in wetland restoration. They planted potted plants, pulled weeds, and watered.

Cheery yellow beach primrose spotted the marshlands. We also saw a cluster of bright orange poppies.

The wetlands had a calming effect on me. I took in long, deep breaths, and exhaled all the stress and tension in my body.

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. Ralph Waldo Emerson

15 comments:

  1. Poppies are my very favorite - sooo pretty. I can't get them to grow very well here in dry, arid Colorado though :(. Nice run, Greenie!!! :)
    xo

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  2. I think I've said this before, but you run at the COOLEST places!

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  3. Very jealous of that location for running. Is Bolsa Chica near Long Beach or did you have to drive a long way to get there?

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  4. you
    always
    have
    the
    best
    photos.

    "addopt the pace of nature...." love that. Guess that's why I have zero patience [I only run indoors] ;)

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  5. A beautiful run. You're so fortunate to be able to surround your self in nature when you run. I live in an area that will allow about 30 minutes of escape from traffic and the enjoyment of woodlands.

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  6. How BEAUTIFUL!!! Almost makes your forget the pain...

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  7. What a BEAUTIFUL place to run! I am so very jealous since I was iced in this morning!! :)

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  8. That looks like a gorgeous run!! You run in the BEST places!

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  9. oh I just love great places like that to run, how can you not feel peaceful!! great quote too

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  10. What a great place to relax and run! You do the most interesting runs, thanks for sharing!

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  11. You run in some beautiful places! Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Looks nice G.G. Kinda, sorta like some of my running routes.

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  13. Did you just call that Canada Goose a "Northern Pintail Duck"???

    Love the pics.

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