The Green Girl went for a run at Bolsa Chica State Beach last night.
Bolsa Chica State Beach is known for its year-round surfing, bonfire pits, RV camping, and bare-handed grunion fishing.
The cement fire pits are on a first-come, first-served basis and beach goers will stake their claim early in the day.
Unfortunately for me, the wind was blowing all of the smoke from the bonfires in my direction last night and I ended up having to cut my run short. I had no idea the fumes from the bonfires would make me so nauseous.
It was so bad that breathing through my mouth didn't offer any relief. I had to stop multiple times in stretches without fires to get some fresh air. Folded over, I'd concentrate on not puking all over the bike path.
At each break, once I'd managed to settle my stomach, I stood up and took some time to admire the beautiful sunset before I continued running.
Even today, my stomach feels uneasy. I guess I just inhaled too much smoke as I was running.