A few miscellaneous things today... Went on a short 2ish mile recovery run last night. My hamstrings are pretty sore but other than that things are feeling pretty good. Still having a weird breathing thing - almost like I would imagine asthma to be or something so I may go get that check out. But I feel much better today and those 2 miles then about 30 minutes in the hot tub!
If you haven' t heard, there is a fire burning in Santa Barbara right now. It started yesterday afternoon and I think has burned more than 400 acres last I read. No homes have been damaged so far and no lives lost which is the most important part. It also happens to be burning on the Santa Barbara 9 Trails course AGAIN! This time the fire is around Tunnel Creek which is the first/last aid station in the race if you have run that before. Here' s to hoping they get this fire under control quickly.
A mountain lion encounter in the Cleveland National Forest at Blue Jay Campground left a dog with 40 stitches (the dog is okay now). The lion and dog saw each other around the same time (about 40 feet away) and the dog gave chase. The mountain lion swiped the dog open no the way and the owner helped scare it off. The owner said he had been hiking and camping in that area for 21 years and this was his first mountain lion encounter. This happened in the middle of the day and not at dawn or dusk when most people are concerned about spotting lions.