Kind of excited about the run this morning. My first "training" 10k under an hour. Ran at the HS track. Kept track of the 400 splits. Slowest was 2:28 and fastest was 1:53...which was my last one. I always try to run the last one fastest. Still a long way to go for those 8 minute miles; but making progress :-)
Couldn't resist :-) A pic of our kids at the Grand canyon from our recent vacation. Their mother was always nervous when they were close to the edge!
Didn't feel like running a 10k in the heat and humidity (how's that for motivation and discipline!) Went to the gym instead and did 60 minutes on the elliptical. Figured at least I got a good workout in. Plan on a swim today sometime.
Caught a coon in our live trap today. We've had a few getting into things. Didn't really feel like hauling him somewhere so I let him go. It was pretty funny watching him race down the hill in our backyard to the woods. Looked like a blur of fur! He wanted out of there....
Goldfinches....saw a small group of them today on my ride. One flew in front of me, then I watched him go in the brush and about 6 others joined him. They were brilliant yellow w/ black wings. Very cool.
Workout....rode to a neighborhood pool a friend lets me use...swam...rode a different way home.
Driving to Iowa tonight to attend my Dad's wedding reception. Might drive to where I raced a few weeks ago and do the run portion again. I'd like to see how fast I could run it fresh. Why? Who knows :-)
Joined Maple Creek Fitness center before vacation. Decided to try it out today. The elliptical sounded better than running outside...pretty humid. (heartrate...avg 145, max 160)
Sidenote...reading Ezekiel and preparing to preach from it this Sunday evening. Wow...he saw some amazing things from God and had harsh words for Israel. Looking at ch16 vs60-63 where God promises to keep his covenant with them and provide an atonement. Pretty interesting......especially considering all the stuff on Israel I saw on the news this morning. Makes you wonder how God's plan is all going to work out.
Did the 4 mile out and back...to 67th st. Don't know what happened today, but that was a struggle. Guess I'm still recovering from vacation. It was very humid. But I must have walked 4 times. About the last 1/2 mile I was finally starting to feel good.
Did a lot of stretching. Went to the Chiropractor and he said I was very tight.
Didn't get the swim in today; will try and do it over lunch.
Quick swim over lunch. Felt REALLY good to get back in the water. Hadn't really swam since my race.