I woke up with the roar of thunder and pouring rain on my tent hours before my scheduled wake up time. I knew the rain was coming, so I just turned over in my sleeping bag and went back to sleep for a while. 5 am rolled around and the rain was still going strong. My plan of waking up, having coffee while putting my tent away seemed doomed, so I decided to sleep more, and deal with the wet tent later. Finally around 6, I got up, grabbed the rain poncho from my car and packed everything away. I sat in the front seat eating my breakfast and thinking about the race to come. My Escarpment Trail Run adventure was about to begin.