As opposed to "bright-eyed and bushy-tailed". Because that's how I felt this morning when the alarm went off at 5:30am. My eyes were still closed as I thought, "Really? Remind me why I get up so early to run on a Saturday again?"
Today was supposed to be hot, so I suppose it was a good thing that we started running so early at 6:45am. My body just didn't believe me that it was a good idea. We got down to Mission Bay High School around 6:30am to meet up with our running club West Coast Road Runners. The turnout today was pretty small. I ended up running with Cathy the whole seven miles. We ran west on Thomas street and then north along the beaches of Pacific Beach and then La Jolla.
Cathy pointing out the cool pier with the cottages on it in Pacific Beach.
Lifeguard station in PB.
Another lifeguard station about a mile further north.
It was really humid and I felt pretty slow and energy-less. But alas, I ran 7.13 miles and made it back. When I got back to the parking lot, Todd was waiting for me, sitting in a lawn chair reading a book. He ran three miles with his group and then waited for me. The good news is his knee didn't feel hurt. The bad news is he felt out of running-shape after not running for about a month. Well, I can't say I felt that great today either, and I actually have been running lately!
We got back to our house in time for the 9am kickoff of the football game between our Ohio State Buckeyes and Toledo. I don't know why, but they played the game at Cleveland Browns Stadium in Cleveland. The game wasn't on TV, but it was on ESPN 360 on the internet. So we hooked up our laptop to the TV and watched it that way. It wasn't in HD, but at least we were able to watch it. Todd made his standard gameday batch of popcorn and enjoyed his big glass of Coke immensely. The game turned out to be no contest as we crushed Toledo 38-0. Then, in a stunning development in the afternoon, the same USC Trojans who beat us last week lost to Washington Huskies 16-13 on a last second Washington field goal.
We decided to drive down to Point Loma Seafood for dinner, and watch the sunset at Sunset Cliffs. Todd has his usual halibut sandwich, while I tried crab sandwich for the first time. I didn't take any photos because I already have four or five sets of photos depicting eating at Point Loma Seafood this year. :| It was delicious, yet again, and such a bargain for fresh seafood!
A view of downtown San Diego from outside of the restaurant.
It was very cloudy, but we decided to drive to Sunset Cliffs anyways for the sunset.
Even though it was cloudy, it was a different kind of beauty in the scenery.
I used a Kelsey Smith Lightroom preset called "Ain't No Sunshine" on this photo. I like how it looks like a vintage surf photo.
I love this photo of Todd. I used another Kelsey Smith Lightroom preset called "McDreamy" on it.
Todd had the foresight to bring a tripod, so we took some photos of the two of us together. It was getting dark outside, so the photos turned out somewhat grainy. I used that same "McDreamy" preset on this to fade out the colors a little bit and make it less grainy.
After such an early start to our day, I'm ready to get some good rest tonight!