United States of America · 5 Days · 5 Moments · September 2015

Ruby Watson

Tesseract Girls California Team Trip

22 September 2015

Pictures from the trip that other people took. Day one - 1, day 2 - 1 pic, day 3 = next 4 pictures, day 4 is last 3

20 September 2015

Friday - Day 2 I forgot to log today, so I'm just going to do it now. This morning, we went to Mt Sac for an easy run on the Footlocker race course. After lunch, we headed to Central Park in Valencia were tomorrow's race would be held. We walked a portion of the course, and then Bronwyn gave each of us cards which she had made (super sweet of her). We stayed at the park for a while, and then got dinner near our hotel. Petra, Kristen, and I started watching If I Stay, and lights were out by 9.
Woke up thus morning, and drove to Chesboro Park for a run. The trail starts off in the grassy hills, and we followed it into the canyon. The run was absolutely gorgeous, although I was pretty sore from the race yesterday. We changed and packed pretty quickly so we could have more time at the beach this afternoon. We stopped at John's Garden in Malibu on our way to the beach for a quick lunch. At the beach, the waves were really tall, so I didn't go in too far (plus we didn't have access to showers afterwards!). After spending the afternoon at the beach, we drove to the airport to catch our flight back to Bellingham.

19 September 2015

Wow, can't believe that it was only this morning that I raced. I was really nervous since I've been sick, and haven't trained as much this month, and my stomach was bothering me. There were like 200 people in our race, and I kinda accidentally elbowed this one girl when I passed her during the race. Anyways, ran a decent time all things considered, and the team placed 9th and beat a D1 team! Went back to the hotel, cleaned up and drove to Magic Mountain. It was killer hot out, and we waits in line for 2 hours to go on a water ride, during which I got soaked (I think my shorts are still wet)! I didn't go on any rides after that, but I got ice cream, and had fun people watching... We just got subway for dinner, and at the hotel we went in the pool, although it was dark out and pretty cool by then. We finished watching If I Stay which Petra, Kristen, and I started last night, and turned in for the night!

17 September 2015

Arrived in California this afternoon, and went out to Olive Garden to dinner after a long wait for a rental car (the model is Flex, which I think is appropriate for the team!). I'm traveling with Kristen, Petra, Bronwyn, Brien, and Peter. Kristen and I made a little adventure from our room to the lobby to get towels, and were maybe a little too freaked out about the sketchiness of the hotel. When we got back to our room, we burst out laughing since we'd been so dramatic! Room/suite is actually pretty nice and big!