Tuesday, July 20, 2010

07/20/10 (3.5 mi)

Tuesday runs ALWAYS kick my butt.

Not sure what it is about them exactly.

I'm sure the thunderstorms and power getting knocked out, twice, last night didn't help me any. And Sam (our 8 month old black lab pup) kept jumping up on the bed...then back down...then back up...then back down.

The thunder and lightning had her wide awake.

But's not just this's Tuesday in general. Does Monday wear me out, mentally, that badly?

There was another skunk on my route this morning. Sunday, it was alive, and walking across the trail right in front of me. This morning, it was dead...and laying on the side of the road.

I almost stepped on it.

It was laying on the white stripe on the side of the's own white stripe lining up perfectly.

It was sad...but I still giggled about the perfect placement.

The clouds still hanging around this morning made things darker than usual. I REALLY need to get a reflective vest, or something, to wear.

Have to hit the running store today or tomorrow to get new shoes anyway, I'll see what they have.

I've not been a runner until recently, so getting new shoes when the ones I have look perfectly fine.....well, it's taking some getting used to.

As far as hobbies go, though, it's a fairly inexpensive hobby, over all. :-)


Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work Jen! I just discovered your blog. Sounds like you are doing great. I started running about 5 years ago and now do about 25-30 miles per week. Just take it slow and gradually build up your stamina and endurance. The Omaha Corporate Cup run in September is a lot of fun. You should check it out.

(Matt C.)

Nej said...

Hey Pig!!! Blast from the past!! How the heck are ya?!?!?!

Yeah, they finally figured out what was causing the insane shin splints, and I can run for real. It's nice!!!

I'm at 14-15 miles per week right now...taking it slow and easy.

Our company always gets a team together for the OCC. I'm usually heading up the walking team...but not this year! WooHoo!!!!