In a last minute whim I signed up for the Steep Ravine 25K, and I am so glad I did!
This may have been one of the best runs I have ever had. Not just race, but best runs. When I say this, I do not mean fastest, longest, or best effort. I mean that this run represented why I run. This run was enjoyable, fun, rollicking, with rolling hills, and views of the Farralon Islands in the distance. It was not an easy run; there was over 3,000 feet of elevation gain and loss, and no flats in the course. But I did not want the run to end; I wanted to keep going and going and going. Except that at the end there was the Pacific Ocean to dip my feet and a cold beer to drink with friends.