Monday, April 24, 2006

the sights of a great run

The Santa Monica Mountains overlooking Santa Monica & Malibu... clouds / fog covering the Pacific Ocean.














Sometimes a single run will stick with you forever. Or more specifically, a single moment of a single run, almost like a freezeframe of a movie. If you are lucky and you catch a visual that catches you, you might have a camera with you (but how many of us ever go running with a camera? )... which is now the simple JOY of having a cell-phone-cameras and a good cell phone armband on a run. This has saved a few moments that I'm glad I'll never forget...









Folsom Lake in Northern California, near Sacramento, watching the sun rise on the morning of my first double-marathon (I stopped in the middle of the run to briefly observe and photograph this moment)...

6 comments:

Michelle said...

Jimmy,
What about the Palos Verdes Marathon on May 20th. We are running with the South Bay Team, come and join us!!
Michelle
PS-this would be your marathon for May and What about San Diego in June????

Jimmy Dean Freeman said...

Michelle,
I am coaching the upcoming FALL team training for the Long Beach and Nike Women's Marathon (in SF) which happens to KICK OFF on May 20th, so Palos Verdes won't be an option for me. I am also racing the San Diego Rock'n'Roll HALF Marathon, so the full will be out that day. After feeling what my legs felt in Boston (Marathon #5 this year), I have ultimately chosen NOT to pursue the marathon every month game. I prefer to do WELL at the remaining races on my schedule... but you rule for even suggesting it. lol

I LOVE runners. Best community there is...

sunshine said...

There's always Detroit in October... You get to run in the U.S. and Canada as the course goes over the bridge into Windsor and back into the "D" via the tunnel.

Jimmy Dean Freeman said...

Detroit DOES sound intriguing, and I'd LOVE to see my first hockey game in "Hockeytown, USA" as it would be delightful to cheer for WHOMEVER the Redwings were playing! ;)

The thing that is prohibitive is October is the most NUCKIN-FUTS month of the year for me. Two birthdays (mine & my fiancee's), our anniversary (this year #5 and soon our WEDDING), and I'm coaching marathons in back-to-back weekends, when typically I run 30+ miles, sometimes 40+ miles, depending on how many athletes I have in the race. This September, I'll be running my first 100-miler, so who knows how I'll even recover, AND I'm planning on running one of Dean Karnazes' 50-marathons in 50-days with him in either Arizona OR Nevada. So basically, I have a 100-miler in mid-Sept, then THREE runs of 26.2 or more in October. Detroit 2008, maybe!? lol

I love my insane running life...

sunshine said...

Hey. Watch it. :) Although we may have not made it out of the first round this year, Detroit is STILL Hockeytown! There really is nothing like a game at the Joe! (Well... and at the Palace for my boys, the Pistons!)

Sounds like you have a pretty busy year coming up. I'm looking forward to hearing about your (little bit crazy)training and races. Oh, and congrats on your upcoming wedding!

Jimmy Dean Freeman said...

Hey, you won't hear me arguing that the Redwings were arguably the toughest team in the NHL this year. It's between them and the Senators. But I'll take the Redwings over the Senators (sans Hasek). I breathed a HUGE sigh of relief when Edmonton shut the door on Detroit's season... I was NOT looking forward to THAT series. We need to close out the Oilers before they steal some momentum back. We MUST win ONE at Rexall...

GO SHARKS!!!