I am down in the Bay Area this weekend visiting family and thought it would be fun to get out and do one of the old trail runs that I loved when I lived here.
To my astonishment when I left to run at 8am this morning it was already 80 degrees. California and much of the Western United States is in the middle of a heat wave but it is still jarring to wake up with this kind of heat instead of the normal coolness left after the retreating fog.
So it was a hot morning run but still beautiful and a good way to start the morning.
If anyone is ever in the East Bay, I would recommend hikes on Mt. Diablo but if you want to do the full loop (I only went out a mile and a half into the park because I wanted to keep my total to just 5 miles this morning) you'll want to leave really early or go during a much cooler season.
It is going to be a hot week and I will be enjoying some beers now.