After attending a wedding out in BF Orange County late into the night, the last thing I needed this morning was an early wakeup call to run the trails of Westridge. But that's precisely what I did, in hindsight against better judgement. Mostly in a rush to try out my new trail shoes.
Woke up pre-dawn after about 4 or 5 hours of sleep, and rushed over to pick up the lovely Miss Sara. We met the other members of the Trail Runners Club by 6am and shortly thereafter, we were off. The run from the Westridge Trailhead immediately starts on a climb and it was tough going right from the onset. The legs were still sore but I was also plagued with stomach issues stemming from last night. I tried toughing it out but it got worse as I went on so at about a mile and a half, I turned around dejected and walked back to the start.
A big fat DNF. If you don't what that stands for, it's the ugliest 3 letters a runner can hear. Even if it's not in a race.
Will do my 13 miles later tonight after work though.