We’re in LA this weekend for a wedding, so I’ve been looking at places to swim and run. That got me a little excited about some of the potential places to run and swim and bike while I’m living there for the next year. And, then I started making big plans. Naturally. (I’m actually not that excited about biking, since it seems like there’s lots of traffic and narrow roads. Any tips on which routes to hit up?) But, I love lake swimming and while Marin is awesome, you can’t swim in most of its lakes. It looks like there’s some decent lakes and lagoons and cool tide pools/swim holes to check out in LA. I’m also scoping out some of the trails at the state parks. I’ll be living sort of between Marina del Rey and Culver City, so the massive Santa Monica Mountains National Rec Area, Malibu Creek State Park, Topanga State Park, Westridge, etc looks like it’ll be a good place to hit up. The only problem is I’m not really sure where to start? Oh, and Justin and Erin don’t realize yet that I’ll just be turning their house into a training base for the Angeles Forest.
This weekend is totally turning it a recon mission. Oh, and also a wedding.