November 15, 2015

Hiking in Hollywood

Another great hike marked off in the books. E and I worked our way through Runyon Canyon for the second time this year, and it was just as intense as the first. The breathing tempo started out great and my heart rate monitor was just fine until steep hills, slippery rocks and down hill trails had it beeping off the chart and my breath shallowing. It was awesome! 

The park's policy allows dogs, which makes for some cute, first introductions along your excursion. Hill tops and side roads give you a great view of the city skyline and offers the perfect backdrop for photo opps. 

If you have bad knees or back, a heart condition or asthma, I would recommend sitting this one out. But if you do go on this hike, bring plenty of water and, you know what else? Relax from time to time and soak in the view.