This past week in San Diego was pretty crazy.
Growing up in New England, I’ve experienced everything from minor earthquakes to hurricanes to blizzards. Plus whatever is in between that.
I have yet to experience an earthquake out here, but those don’t really scare me. And I hadn’t thought about other natural disasters that would happen in Southern California, but only because it’s easy to get so distracted by the beautiful weather that you forget that mother nature is a very real threat sometimes.
Last Monday started the week off with a high in the 80s. Maeby and I went for a run after I got home from work, and it was definitely a hot one.
On Tuesday, it got up into the 90s, and that is when the fires in North County began. The first one, on Tuesday, was in San Bernardo. We could smell the smoke from our office, and see it too…
For me, this was really scary, because I’ve never seen anything quite like this.
By Wednesday, the temperatures rose and San Diego experienced nine fires throughout the county.
Several of my colleagues left work early, and some, who live in San Marcos, had to evacuate their homes. Again, I’ve never experienced anything quite like this, and while blizzards and hurricanes come with warning, the outbreak of fires and the path they took was completely unexpected. It’s really scary stuff.
All day at work, everyone had their laptops tuned to a live stream of the news to find out where the fires were popping up and where existing fires were spreading. Fortunately, everyone I know from work was safe and those who had to evacuate were able to return home yesterday to a house with no damage.
The hot temperatures continued Thursday, and many of those affected by the fires saw relief, as the fires’ containment increased throughout the day.
Maeby, who had no energy all week due to the heat, found relief when we took her to Dog Beach, in Ocean Beach. She loves it there, and we enjoyed walking through the cool water as well.
This little pug had a life vest on and it was kind of the cutest thing ever.
On Friday we had friends over to watch hockey and have a barbecue. Good drinks + good food + good people = a really good time.
Exploring San Diego continued on Saturday, when I met up with Kayla and Stacey for Painting and Vino. Most people know all about this trend that is all over the country, but Stacey and I had never tried it so when we saw a Groupon, we all signed up. We had a lot of fun painting and seeing how different everyone’s turned out. Obviously the wine was nice too. Usually my artistic skills are lacking but mine turned out pretty good (the far left below)! We are going to hang it up in our office.
And last but not least: Sunday.
I spent too much money at Target, went with Adam to buy a suit at Banana Republic (which, if you knew the kid would make you laugh because seriously, Adam = skinny jeans and band tees).
I also went for a run with Maeby…
I came home and did some stretching because unfortunately, my IT band is still acting up. It’s a little frustrating, but I’ve heard this is the case with this injury.
I foam rolled and did some special exercises that are supposed to strengthen the IT band, along with some situps and pushups.
We only made it 5k before my knee started bothering me, but it’s better than nothing!
And it helped make up for this treat last night (a Sunday night tradition).
Happy Monday everyone! Hope everyone had a great weekend and your Monday is off to a great start.
I’m pretty excited because I have a four-day work week, and then I’m off to the east coast for baby showers, weddings, and a lot of time with friends and family.