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Tryin’ To Catch Me Runnin’ Dirty?

The Wildcat Loop Trail at the Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve offers a little bit of everything—meadows, woods, single-track, and plenty of climbs.

The Wildcat Loop Trail at the Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve offers a little bit of everything—meadows, woods, single-track, and plenty of climbs.

It felt like spring in Northern California on Sunday—with clear, sunny skies and temperatures creeping up to the mid-60s, so I decided to celebrate the incredible day with a trail run in the Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve. (I googled “best trail runs near San Jose, CA” and this one was at the top of the list.)

Looking pretty while getting dirty!

It got warm out there in the woods, so I stripped down to my pink t-shirt, which just so happens to match my sunglasses. Looking pretty while getting dirty—love that!

A short, 25-minute drive from where I live, the preserve boasts more than 23 miles of trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding.  The website said the Wildcat Loop Trail was great for running, and it wasn’t kidding! I got in a fantastic 3-mile workout (plus the warm up and cool down jog from the car to the trailhead) and counted several other runners burning up the track out there, too.

Pretty Muddy $10 OffOn a high after running on dirt, I signed up for another messy kind of experience when I got home. I’ve been invited to join Team Pretty Muddy and participate in the Pretty Muddy 5K in Sacramento, CA on June 29. This will be my first obstacle mud run ever—and I’m psyched to be able to share the experience with you. But instead of just reading along, I’d love for you to join me! You can get $10 off the registration fee if you sign up by March 1. Click to it already!

Did you discover a new trail this weekend? Have you ever done a mud run?

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2 Responses to “Tryin’ To Catch Me Runnin’ Dirty?”

  1. Kayla @ Fit Life Forward

    I love trail running and have heard that the bay area has a ton of trails. We are pretty lucky in Oregon to have lots of trails to run on, too. I’ll be running in Sacramento’s Pretty Muddy Race too!

    Reply
    • Kimberly A. Daly

      Awesome! I haven’t been to Oregon, but I’ve got friends in Portland so a trip is imminent. Can’t wait to meet you in Sacramento–it’s going to be a blast!

      Reply

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