Going back to the old days for this weekend's topic, in honor of Big Sur Marathon weekend on the Monterey Peninsula this Sunday. Big Sur used to be the end-all, be-all race for me ... but then triathlons and ultramarathons came along, and nowadays it seems like just another race.
However, it doesn't take much for me to recall just how amazing the race experience can be, and just how incomparable the Big Sur coastline is as a backdrop for a race. It was these kind of recollections that formed the topic of our Monterey Herald column this week, which follows below.
And we may as well stick with the theme for our Random Shot of Beauty:
To anyone who is running this Sunday: be sure to savor the experience, because it's truly one of the best you'll ever have. And to anyone who hasn't run Big Sur yet: be sure to put it on your list someday. You can thank me later.
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