So, after my game last Friday night, I headed south. As in I had what I needed in the car. I drove two hours south and made it to Oceanside right about midnight. Found a room in a hotel and crashed for the night. Unfortunately, I didn’t fall asleep quite as quickly as I had hoped, but I did eventually get a few hours of sleep.
And then I was up and at them for the Camp Pendleton Mud Run!
This now makes the sixth year in a row that I’ve done the mud run. And, despite the added pressure of the distance and therefore finding a place to stay, it remains one of my favorites. I enjoy running around the base. We run through some beautiful areas. I like the added obstacles from the first few years (although they could do away with the tire flip). Everyone is out there having fun. It’s just generally a great day.
This year was no exception. I was on my own with no one to meet up with afterwards, so I enjoyed a more leisurely pace. I still finished about 15 minutes slower than my best time (when I’d been running longer distances), so I wasn’t upset with my time. Especially considering how much ultimate I’d played the night before. I looked around the festival a little afterwards, but I didn’t spend too long at it.
I was hungry, and I wanted to head down to a diner I’d visited last year in Oceanside. The Pit Stop diner has a wonderful chicken nugget wrap. Yum! Definitely didn’t need the fries that came with it. Absolutely delicious.
I made my way home after that, stopping at Downtown Disney for a little pin shopping, and then headed to the Aviator’s game. Sadly, they lost. So both of the professional ultimate Frisbee team games I’ve been to, my team has lost. I did figure out that one of the guys on the team was on my summer league team a couple of years back. Really nice guy, too.
Going to the game meant I made it home late, but it was a great day.