Saturday, September 15, 2012

When training goes bad, it's good!

I wanted to be on my feet for 4 hours today.  I ended up doing 3.25.

I started a bit later than I wanted to, but was glad to see George off to Bradbury and then get ready and head out.  I was experimenting today with a different water belt.  It seemed good for the Birthday FA, so I was pretty excited to use it today.  Not a mile into the run and I realized it wasn't going to work.  I thought, I should probably go home and change it out, but I was hoping it would work out.  It didn't.  I ditched it less than half way in to my intended run.

George mentioned to me what I should eat before I head out.  I sort of forgot to do it.  I also thought last night I should make a PB&J and take it with me.  I didn't.  So needless to say, I was craving PB&J about half way through.  I figured, don't ask me why, 2 Gu's would do the trick after having one before I left the house.  Some guy almost hit me on the dirt road.  OK, it was early for normal people, but he was heading right for me and it wasn't dark.  A squirrel fell hard from a tree right next to me as I headed up Abbott Mountain. I almost had a heart attack.  There was probably more, but it was really all good.

It was nice to run through Nature Conservancy Trails and head up Abbott Mountain.  I haven't run up there for awhile.  I'm glad I know that belt won't work and pretty glad the nutrition thing was a bust.  All good for next time.  So when training goes bad, it really is good! 

What a wonderful day it is out there!  I'm patiently waiting for George to come home with Bruce's Burritos and hear all about his run! 

I hope y'all had great runs today!

Keep dreaming!


pathfinder said...

I can't say I ever heard of a squirrel falling out of a tree....that's crazy. Think how startling that might have been if it was dark out.

Scout said...

What! A squirrel fell out of a tree near you?! Must be a sign; better ask Mindy :D