Ugh. I felt my lungs constrict just looking at those photos!!!
When we have fires here, at first I think things like "what a pretty red sunset."
Then it starts looking like you live on Mars or something.
Too much orange/red haze instead of a blue sky, not being able to see in the distance, and the acrid stuff that goes in your lungs....yuck! Sometimes I can even taste it. Do you wear an N-95 face mask to go to work, go shopping, etc ?
It only takes me about 15 min to get up in the mountains from where I live. 6,000 feet is a nice height in the summer. (However, in the winter, there is thigh-high snow, so snowshoeing is the exercise of the day!). 6,000 is high enough to get out of the smoke, but not so high that you feel winded from a hard run like at 9,000-10,000 feet.
kiwiinoz wrote: Are you kidding me about the shoes? I have tones of Asics. I have to be diligent in chucking out the old ones as I run out of room. I use Kayano for my long runs at the moment and for intervals I use DS Trainers. I have GT2000 for my recovery runs and I have a few pairs of Noosas as I love the funky colours they have. I must admit that I chose the shoes that match my outfits so I have 8 pairs of shoes that I currently use.
Ooooh.... I need to see your shoe collection!
I used to wear Asics, but I get a Nike discount for being a competitive runner so that's been my brand of choice for the past two years. Before that, it was Brooks and Asics all the way! I have bony feet with a high arch so I need a bit of padding, but I also need soles that can handle rough trails with stones, gravel, twigs, etc. Nike's Air Zoom Wildhorse 5 are my current favorite.
Here's to a good run tomorrow morning for both of us!