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