Friday, July 20, 2007


For this weekends training run, I am planning on taking advantage of this areas best feature for running, canal maintenance roads. A better place for running could not be created. They are comprised of hard packed dirt, which by far is the most comfortable kind of surface to run on. Because they are directly adjacent to a canal, they are about unhilly of a place to run as is possible to find.

My favorite local canal is the Gila Gravity Main Canal, this is because of the absolute dichotomy of the landscape directly adjacent to each of its banks. On side there is fertile green farmland that grows several crops a year, that in the winter provides over 90% of the nations vegetables. On the other side of the canal on which the land is not irrigated is some of the most barren and inhospitable in country. It is brown and rocky with sharp jagged mountains, so hot and dry that even most cactus will not grow there.

I have decide to take Monday off from work. With it being the 10th anniversary of Nate’s death, I just don’t feel like working. Instead K is taking me to San Diego, two and half hours down the road. We are going to go to Sea World, something I have always wanted to do. I think Shamu and penguins should cheer me up sun, as will getting out of this god awful heat for a while.

1 comment:

VA Friend said...

Sounds like a great place to run. I would love to see the farms there. Take a picture for me as you are running.