J had an 8:00 soccer game, so I got up early to get in 9 miles before kickoff. I had a little trouble getting out of bed, though, so my 9 ended up being 5.5. Oh well. We grabbed breakfast, I showered, and then I headed 2.5 hours south for lunch.
My mystery date? The Pensive Pumpkin herself...and her charming husband! We had a fantastic BBQ lunch and talked for...ummm...3 hours or so? I'm pretty sure the waitstaff were considering charging us rent.
For a while we were afraid we might actually be the same person, but it turned out there are a couple notable differences...one of which being my serious lack of self-protection skills. It was a great time. We could definitely hang out together any time. Pretty sure if we hiked the PCT together we'd have a blast.