A couple newsworthy items as far as Me goes: 1) We got a couple days worth of rain (though light) here in Southern California, and 2) I have officially killed another camera. Yes. She is dead.
Because I couldn’t drag myself out of bed this morning, I didn’t hit Arroyo Trabuco Trail until 1 o’ clock in the afternoon (13:00!). And I paid. All that rain put some water into the creeks, but it also put some humidity into the air, creating what seemed like a sauna. After wasting way too much time fretting over my camera, which I feared dead and have since deemed dead, I took off into this sauna only slightly sluggish, but also with a slight pep in my step. Why the pep? Because I missed the trails. Even in this love-hate relationship I’ve got going right now with my running and fitness, I still miss my wonderful, yet sauna-like friend today, the wonderful meandering rolling hills of Arroyo Trabuco Trail
Aye – just because my camera has died doesn’t mean I can’t snap photos – I have my trusty (non-smart) phone which can conjure up some pleasant photos. This one was taken crossing Tijeras Creek, on my way to Arroyo Trabuco Trail. I was already sweating buckets, but was okay with that.
Coming up on Arroyo Trabuco:
It all looks so shady and cool in the photos above. Truth is – the humidity was sweltering. I was able to tough it out, only because I know that misery comes in much greater forms, and in comparison, today was really not that miserable. I was after all on the trails, and I had all this familiar ground to visit – like seeing an old friend. And seeing an old friend is one of the most joyous things in life.
I’m hoping that these sauna-like conditions will help push me out of bed tomorrow for an earlier start. Here’s to hope!