On the trails again

This week, I braved the preserve that’s close to our house as my first attempt at walking off sidewalk. I skipped the uphill bits and any place where climbing over logs was necessary – I stuck to the easy trails in short.

One of my favorite signs in the world:

My favorite sign - trail sign

I took my time. Didn’t rush things. As you can see, the trail is nice and wide and mostly flat – all good for recovering walks! It was great to see how clear it was. I could see all the way to the channel islands.

Flat trail

I’m really glad I’m not allergic to whatever this yellow blooming weed is – it’s everywhere!

Yellow blooming weeds

Finally, I get to why I did this trail – the gorgeous coastline. The waves. The sound is so restful and healing.

Coastline

You just can’t beat these views.

Santa Barbara coastline views

I wasn’t kidding about those yellow blooming weeds – everywhere! So tall too.

Santa Barbara coastline walk

I finished the walk in about an hour. I didn’t do all of the usual path, but enough to really help my body get moving again. Then, I had a couple of tacos and headed home. Shower. Bed. It took a 2-hour nap to recover, but it was worth it.

My healing continues …

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A mother, sister, wife, and daughter who writes, knits, hikes, and practices yoga on the west coast. Loves a zippy chardonnay or a tart margarita!

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