Sunday, March 28, 2010

Humbling day but a neat deer encounter

Tackled a hilly trail course today and the uphills got to me, leaving the legs very tired. I'm still easing gently back into hills after living in flatland for years and having my Achilles issues in 2008-2009. I suppose I made some progress today, but it was hard.

Ran past a tom turkey but my neatest wildlife encounter of the day came earlier. I came up on a young deer, then realized there were two more near as well. They did not run off, but stood staring at me, the nearest maybe 30 feet away. One of the others bobbed its head at me repeatedly. I stood still for a time watching them, then slowly walked on before resuming running. Pretty neat I thought.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

No medium tights to be found

So there's an apparent national shortage of medium running tights right now. Who'd have thought my size was so hard to find? Is it because winter is ending?

Friday, March 26, 2010

Mud run

More spring rain had left the woods pretty soggy this evening. My Brooks Cascadias handled it all pretty well.

I saw four wild turkeys together.

Two weeks until the Bash trail race. I'm going to have to hold back in the early miles, until I get stronger. The last two racing seasons I've started with a 5k, but the Bash is twice or that... or more. It's billed as "10kish".

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Rainy day

Resting the hip I tweaked last week. Have a cold. Hope to run again soon.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Springing forward

21 days to the first trail race of the season on my calendar.