Yesterday Christina and I planned to drive up to Orange County, go to church, do a 5 mile trail run, and eat at one of my favorite Mexican joints. Things mostly went as planned. What we didn’t expect was the rain! We did see the potential in the forecast so we did go to the run prepared (ie I’m glad I wore a long sleeve.) We met up with Kayla after church for the 5 mile run in Whiting Ranch. Christina had my mountain bike since that is more up her alley. The sky was definitely threatening to rain all morning and by the time we arrived at the park it was an occasional sprinkle. Within 5 minutes into our run it was raining and it got gradually heavier as we went. I’m pretty sure somewhere into our run they closed the park but we were already out there. We cut our plans short since it was starting to turn into a skating rink and we didn’t want to go down dreaded hill like a slip and slide. Our run ended up being about 3.6 miles but it was a lot of fun! Yes I didn’t like running in the rain in Portland – mostly because there is a big difference between 45-50 and rainy and 60 and rainy. Also because it will be 63 and sunny here today. The rain never lasts long (usually). We went over to the Rose Canyon Cantina for lunch then headed back to Carlsbad. I didn’t take any pictures because I didn’t want my phone to get wet. I need to buy a “real” camera!
Happy Running & Muddy Feet,