A Change in Weather
All over California, storm warnings were issued, flood warnings, heavy snowfall warnings in the Sierras and a bleak forecast of rain, rain and rain from Northern California to South.
This guy kept smiling. Really, by our perspective it was feeling pretty tropical with the high humidity and mild temperatures. I say that now, but by the end of this run - we had to flag down a car and hitchhike back to the car. It's a fine line between being cold and being hypothermic. It can strike pretty fast when your wet and tired and there's sub-freezing temperatures, wind and exposure. I was surprised by how quickly I got cold.
|He Really Likes Snow|
We had plans to meet up with our friend Gretchen from Truckee, but the plans went array when Mother Nature dropped about 6 feet of snow in the High Sierras over the weekend. The roads were closed and our friends spent the weekend digging themselves out.
Fortunately in Auburn, the snow didn't stay. The rainstorm continued throughout the night, with driving rain and howling wind pounding the windows of our hotel. By morning it had disappeared like a drunken memory.
Solitary in the Oaks
Naturally, the next day I made plans to go for a run - a long one. The next day I got up early and joined up with a group who were doing a training run for the American River 50 Miler. My feet were wet just walking through the parking lot to get to my car. :) I was stoked to get my run on.