Break Away.

I am losing precious days. I am degenerating into a machine for making money. I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men. I must break away and get out into the mountains to learn the news.
— John Muir
 Today's sunrise- Coastal Trail, Marin Headlands

Today's sunrise- Coastal Trail, Marin Headlands

I am always astonished that the beauty of a sunrise feels new every single time. I definitely needed to break away from the news this week, to head into nature where there is no phone reception. No racist-infused Facebook posts. No text messages. No emails. 

Just dirt trails, coyotes, bunnies, snakes, and miles of ocean. Although I love to solo-trek most of the time, I know that remote trails like these are not only safer with a running partner, but they're also enjoyed exponentially more with someone who shares your joy and love for the outdoors.  Not sure where to start? Here's my simple criteria...

How to choose a running partner:

"Should we try this new trail? I'm not exactly sure where it leads to."

"Should we start at sunrise?"

"Should we grab coffee after this?"

If they always answer yes, choose them.

 I'm lucky I found mine. Enjoying the descent back down after climbing up from Muir Beach...

I'm lucky I found mine. Enjoying the descent back down after climbing up from Muir Beach...