While trying to put together some clips for the Ragnar experience, this one stands alone as being my favorite. Mostly because I am making fun of the rest of my teammates. Tick tock. Race is coming up soon!
If you’re not doing the Ragnar Relay like me and my kick ass team and are looking to meet some really kick ass endurance athletes who are are also not on my team, you should get your booty over to the Westside and run a fancy (well it’s not fancy at all) 10K with some folks led by the legendary P-Dub or Peter Williams (aka LA Marathon social medialite) check out the Facebook Event for more info. Bummed that I can’t do this run since two of my all time favorite bars (Renee’s and The Shack) are both in the line up.
It’s been two weeks since my Garmin died and I am just biding time until I am once again willing to drop a couple hundred bucks to buy a new one. In the meantime, I have taken a few suggestions from different folks on a suitable replacement. Best one I have seen so far that works with my iPhone 3GS has been the Motion X-GPS app. According to the website it offers:
It’s pretty user friendly, the only downfall is that it hinders me from being able to listen to my Pandora station on my iPhone (since I’ve also misplaced both my shuffle AND my iPod nano). My running is really being tested this season. But this too shall pass.
I’ll be brutally honest, I have always had an innate aversion to Griffith Park… it has always had an association with being totally ghetto, scary, barren, etc. Not sure why, I think that was just the word on the street from the kids around me growing up in LA. I finally took a closer look at the second largest state park in California, and completely fell in love with it – this place is HUGE. Not only that, it offers countless trails and attractions from the historic carousel, observatory, horse ranch and the volunteer only kept Amir’s Garden. And that’s only what I have seen in the few visits I’ve made out there so far…
Did I also mention I ran here at night?
If you’re a fan of trails and want to meet some interesting folks I suggest you give yourself a jaunt through Griffith and prepare to give your heart away to this nature preserve in the heart of LA.
Here’s a video of my last visit there with a friend (those aren’t my legs in the camo shorts).
Mineral Wells Trail of Griffith Park: Length: 2.0 miles; Elevation Change: 200 ft. A easy dirt road trail along Oak Canyon Drive and Griffith Park Drive. Trailhead: The trail is accessible from Oak Canyon Drive and Griffith Park Drive. [MAP]