The California newt (Taricha torosa)
On my 2nd to last run I passed this little guy. Everything I passed seemed new, fascinating, and photo-worthy that day, as always seems to be when I am able to get out and run so infrequently. As you might imagine, I’m getting pretty frustrated. You know how I love running.
Or perhaps, if you are a fairly new reader, you don’t. I’ve been doing battle with back pain since sometime after completing my 19th marathon, and the Boston to Big Sur Challenge (May 2011). Completing two full marathons so close together did quite a number on my ankles, but taking a 6 month break from running for them to heal seems to have set me back more.