The weather this weekend in Southern California was just like summer. On the coast where I live it was in the high 80's...perfect beach weather. As my husband and son headed for the surf, I drove inland for the Mud Run. My eighth grader and three of his friends were competing as a team. The start of the race was a run through the parking lot, while water tank trucks blasted everyone. The 5K course also had four giant mud pits to crawl through, haystack obstacles and a 500 foot climb up a mountain. With over 3000 runners, they looked like a trail of ants! They had a blast!