San Diego was fun. My folks took care of the kids while Pat and I attended firefighting classes and stuffed our brains full of new information. This was a rest week for me and it was much needed. My lower legs are really killing me. Not sure if it's muscular or bone. It hurts anytime I run and even walking or going up/down stairs hurts. I took a couple days completely off hoping it would help but it didn't. Running or resting doesn't seem to make it better or worse but it's getting frustrating. I will probably call the doctor on Monday. I feel like I'm in the same boat as Sarah and Addy, we're all dealing with injuries that are hampering our training and I know we're all very frustrated by it.
I was able to run the majority of the days, mostly on sidewalks and bike trails which are concrete which didn't help. I was actually seeking out asphalt! One day we headed about 1 1/2 hours NE of San Diego to our family ranch. I'm running the Big Sur Marathon in April with my 2 cousins so we were able to get out for a trail run around the ranch property. The pace was very slow and we ran through burn areas from the Witch Fire. It was great to see parts of the ranch I'd never seen before. The fire opened up roads that had been severely overgrown with chaparral. As it is everytime we get together, more time was spent jabbering than running. Thanks to all the rain both lakes are full and overflowing. Unfortunately, it was cold and overcast. At one point it was even snowing a little bit and then the rain came (not during the run but later). Welcome to sunny Southern California! One of the reasons for the visit was to affix my grandma's plaque on a rock in our family cemetery. She died last year on my birthday and I miss her very much.
My family at the cemetery
Caitlyn with her cousins PJ and Bailey at the back lake
Running through part of the burn from the Witch fire
Pat and Sara getting some pool time
Past and present