Spartan Race & Hiking At Towsley Canyon Trail 12/18/15

I recently signed up for a Spartan Race.  I am starting off easy on what they call the “Sprint” which is a 3-5 mile course with 26+ obstacles, mud, hills, etc.  You get the point.  I decided I would take down the whole family and signed us all up.  Well, not my wife, when she heard about it she said, No way.”  She is more of a Yoga person and not so much running through fire kind of person.


So it is just me and the kids and the race is January 31, 2015 at Vail Lake Resort in Temecula, CA. so i have about 6 weeks to get ready.  Not enough time, but gives me the motivation to get to the gym and workout.

I called a friend who has done these races in the past and asked her advice for getting ready. Her advice was to hike.  I had not even thought about it, but apparently there are lots of hills to climb.

That’s why we headed out to Towsley Canyon yesterday to do our first hike.  We did the short loop and my plan is to try to get to the trail every day and try to improve my cardio and time on the trail.  I am starting with the short loop and plan on moving up to the larger loop just to get the time and distance in.

I have to keep checking my phone to see the date and can’t believe another year is almost behind us.  My Daughter is on college break and my son is on Winter break.  He said they don’t go back until the week of January 11th. That seems like a long time.

I have decided to totally take advantage of the business slowing down around this time.  I have written several articles about how the amount of divorce cases we handle reduces by about 50% between around Thanksgiving and the end of the year.  But really slows down when the kids are out of school.  This allows me to catch up on work, reflect on the year and spend much needed time with my family.

We are still making plans on our end of year trip to San Diego.  This will be our only real vacation of the year.  That is if you consider 5 days and 4 nights in San Diego. We usually only get away for a weekend camping trip, so this is a big deal.  This, while we watch our friends go to Jamaica and Hawaii.  That is okay.  Since my daughter has applied to 3 colleges in San Diego, we will be visiting the campuses while we are down there. Hopefully the weather continues to be nice.

Time to hit the trail this morning and get my hike in.  This time just me and the dog.  Then off to work for client meetings and then to do some marketing.  I am really going to bring the heat with videos for my business this year.  I have recorded over 700 videos at this point.  I want to do a video a day next year at least which will increase my video production quite a bit.