The fire season has begun! But this is the first time a fire had been so close to me and was burning places I know, have been to and places where I run! It really makes you think!
Rancho Palos Verdes is a very densely populated area-the fire was racing up the canyon to all these houses! Horses and thousands of people were evacuated! There was smoke in the air and helicopters all over the place!
I was sitting glued to the tv watching the news thursday nite not knowing if they could gain control of the fire! It was about 5 miles from me!
I went to bed at midnight on thursday and woke up friday to crystal clear blue skies and ash on my car! The firefighters had gained a little control over the fire after fighting it all night! Helicopter drops were made all night long(they were using night vision to fly) and when I woke up the fire was about 35% contained and the winds had shifted! The winds were now blowing the smoke up into LA and away from the Palos Verdes Peninsula(which is where I live).
So I ran! I was tired but I ran! It wasn't far and I had been working all week and was working friday, but I ran! And as always, even though it was way too hot for me when I started running! I ran! The heat and the sun sucked the life out of me, but I ran!!
When I left the house friday, I started driving north to Santa Clarita. I was driving into the smoke filled area! We've been super lucky by me! The winds have been blowing the smoke away from PV and the harbor and up into LA. I drove into a smoke bank! It was unbelievable to see! It really looks like LA is under siege or a nuclear blast has gone off with all the smoke!
I had a headache all day yesterday! Luckily we were working inside-but the smoke damage had already been done to my sinus'
This morning-slept in! By the time I got up it was 8am and way too hot to run!! It hit a whopping 103 at my house yesterday! And I'm expecting it to be around 99-100 today! My pale white scottish self will not be running in this weather until it's dark!
I had to put in the rolling ac unit into my bedroom on thursday nite! I had to have a room that was cool where we, me and my furry babies, could escape to from the heat! It is UGLY here right now!
So that being said-i'm in my cool air condituoned bedroom typing this on my Blackberry....my tv is in the non-air conditioned rest of the house as is my computer! Maybe I should go see a movie!!
Friday: RUN: 3.14 miles w/ Velcro (41:38)
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