Thursday, October 23, 2008

A girl and her dog

Boomer is so happy when he's out in the woods. He could spend all day running on single tracks. What's so wonderful about him is he doesn't require a lot of water. I carry a little cup in the front of my hydration pack and he will signal me when he wants some water and then I just get some in the cup from my pack. What? He signals me? Yup. He comes up on my right side and looks up and me and licks his lips. No lie. He drinks a few ounces and off he goes. He is pretty good about staying with me (on single tracks). On a fire road, in an open area, not so much. Usually too many squirrels, (or cows, or turkeys, or wild boar, or deer). The longest run I have taken him on is 13 miles. I'm sure he could do more but I think three hours of running is enough for him. Honestly though, when he's not with me, I miss him.

We went to Garin (again) this morning and put in five miles. Even though I'm not running, I still feel like I'm getting a really good workout. And, I could say it a million times, I just love being out there on those gorgeous trails.
I work all day tomorrow so I won't be getting a hike in. In the evening, Keith and I, along with my friend Christy and her hubby Steve, are going to the Fright Night Classic at Deep Cliff Golf Course in Cupertino. We get to play with glow-in-the-dark golf balls. Should be a lot of fun. They're lighting up the tee boxes and the greens and that's it. I can only imagine how well I'm going to do. I have enough trouble on a bright sunny day.
Saturday morning, I'll be helping out at the SF One Day (Oct 25), watching those silly people go 'round and 'round and 'round. For 12 and 24 hours they're doing this. Lots of people I know are either running in it or volunteering. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone.

Miles today: 5
This month: 93.5

1 comment:

209Mike said...

I love playing Nite golf. I think I actually hit the ball better when I can't see what I'm doing. See you tomorrow morning.