This past week has been so hectic, with work and other projects (more later on the “other projects”), that I opted to cross train three days in the gym. Finally, on the last day of the week (or first day for some), I made it out to the trails in the coastal hills above Laguna Beach. I ran fifteen miles, and I tried to kick up my heels a bit. But I was so dang fatigued. Still, I tried, and that has to amount to something, if not a tiny bit of improvement.
The best thing about Sunday’s run, besides the fact that my feet were finally pounding dirt, was that the heat had finally broken. Yes! There was a cool(ish) breeze blowing my way, and all I could think was, “Thank God!” I have really let this summer’s heat take its toll on me. I needed it to end. And on Sunday it did. At least for now. Autumn, my friends, has stepped through the door. And with autumn, I spotted my first cluster of crawdads. I don’t know if they suddenly come out in autumn, or if I just happen to notice them in autumn (because I’m not dying from heat otherwise).
Crawdads playing in the autumn waters