Like the thousands of other like-minded San Diegans, it's the story of another individual ready to blister up and struggle through a 60-mile weekend waltz to help cure - once and for all - breast cancer in our lifetime.
Today started out pretty nice - a little on the cold side, but we had a nice sunrise. Still, when checking the weather radar before heading out the door this morning, it appeared as though a line of rain would be moving into the 3-Day Walk Route around 9am or so. So the plan today, much as it was yesterday, was to get on the trail and get done what you could - before the heavy rain hit.
Sure enough, after a brisk start and a healthy pace, the rain hit. Today's route took us into Old Town, and it was there that the Komen Crew held us up for about 15 minutes. Apparently a lot of walkers were interested in getting this 3rd day in the books, because there were about 10-12 walkers in Old Town before me - and we were held while they worked on opening the course down the road.
A trip up from Old Town through Mission Hills in the rain might have been more beautiful in the sunshine, but it was still a nice trip into Hillcrest and over to Balboa Park before heading through downtown to Petco Park. Once again, wet shoes and wet socks were there for everyone - including the crew. There was a lunch stop just before the Zoo, set in a large grassy area which would typically be a great place to sit and eat. Not today. The constant rain made it a mess, and even crewmembers had their issues with ponding water. (Again, we were held for about 10 minutes before proceeding to finish. Everyone wanted to get out of the rain!)
But ultimately the rain did cease while walking into downtown, so for the latter part of the walk some dry weather abounded - and the sun even came out for the closing ceremony!