-While running on the trail yesterday I went by a guy fishing in the creek. Without taking the cigarette out of his mouth, he said to me “I wish I could run like that” and then proceeded to tell me “I’m gonna get me a little rascal and go to the Grand Canyon”. Huh??? Note: Barry informed that there is a scooter called a little rascal and some commercial that talks about riding it to the Grand Canyon.
-Also while running on the trail another guy told me “Watch out for ticks, ma’am”. I said “okay!” but thought to myself “10-4. I will keep my eyes peeled.”
-I saw a bear at work today as I was driving through the Jefferson National Forest
area. He walked out into the road, stopped and looked at me for about 5 seconds, and then hopped the guard rail and went off into the woods. This is the 4th or 5th time I have encountered a bear while at work. Luckily I have always been in the car.
|Not the actual bear I saw, but this is what he looked like
-It was 80 degrees outside today
-Today’s track workout. I set out to do 6 x 800 and that’s what I did. About halfway through I fell apart and then was able to regroup a bit for the last two. I did an 800m warm up and cool down, and 400m recovery jogs in between intervals. I ended up doing recovery jogs after intervals 3-6 as 200m walk and then 200m jog. This seemed to help a bit. Here are the splits:
3:55 (too fast) / 4:03 / 4:18 / 4:11 / 4:03 / 4:06
This was my first time ever doing 800m repeats, but it nearly broke me. After number 3 I got my head on straight and tried to redeem myself on the last 3. This workout was tough on me both physically and mentally. I was feeling pretty down on myself afterwards. I guess I have some work to do. Note: I’m not looking for sympathy or anything, just being real with you about how I felt during and after this workout.
-I currently have a blister on the bottom both of my feet, right on the ball of each one. No good.
-My ankles/achilles area on both of my legs are all messed up and have been since my Saturday long run on that trail. I rolled each of my ankles at least 3-4 times during my run, and I think my muscles and tendons are out of whack from that. They are very tight and feel like they are on fire while I run. Stretching them out after running is very painful until they loosen up a bit.
-Barry was watching The Breakfast Club on TV when I got home. Need I say more :-)
-I also met this cute 4 month old Beagle puppy at work today named Charlie. He was so sweet!
Have you ever encountered a bear or other wildlife?
Did you have summer weather today?
Who else loves The Breakfast Club (and Sixteen Candles and Weird Science)??
I love the ‘Brat Pack’ and I think John Hughes was a genius.