Over the weekend, we decided to take the Pacific Crest Trail to Grass Mountain. I’ve been on a few sections of the PCT, including San Francisquito Canyon and Willow Springs. I was excited to explore the Pacific Crest Trail to Grass Mountain, which also starts at the same spot as the San Francisquito Canyon.
We arrived around 7:30, and there were a few cars. It wasn’t until we were heading down we saw plenty of people out. This was the busiest I’ve seen the PCT. Since the where is now cooler, you can see more people on the PCT. I also appreciate the PCT doesn’t allow bikes so you don’t have to worry about avoiding mountain bikers on the trails. For the most part it was peaceful, and we really only saw people as we were heading back down.
Recently I tried Avanza Skin. What caught my eyes is skincare made for athletes. Their products are designed to meet athletes’ specific needs, including sweat, acne, chafing, hair damage, and even hardened skin. It can be hard to find a skincare-related product designed to combat our specific needs as an athlete.
Avanza Skin was started as nonprofessional athletes that needed real dermatological solutions. This isn’t limited to running and biking, swimming, or any athletes. They were looking to find solutions for athletes that didn’t exist on the market.
I was excited to try the New Balance Fuelcell Elite 2 (also known as the NB Fuelcell Elite v2). The original Fuelcell Elite was ok but not great. It was heavier than many other carbon-plated models and not as responsive. I was hoping New Balance stepped up their game with the update, and thankfully they did. The newest version comes with a more stable ride, breathable knit upper, but it’s still one of the heavier options with less Traction.
The Asics Cumulus 23 is one of the longer-lasting shoes in the running industry. It’s a great option if you prefer a lighter version of the Nimbus or a more versatile shoe. This year it’s more flexible as well as softer. For a while, it felt like the Cumulus was getting too firm!
I had written “negative training logs.” Training logs where you admit you’re injured, or you are injured. I’ve been blogging since 2010, and somehow they never get easier. Anyway, November started off great. I thought I was finally getting into “running shape.” I ran a 1:29 half marathon on a fairly difficult course.