Lori called me last night and invited me to join her and her running group on the Alameda Creek Trail this morning. Boomer and I met up with Lori and Mikey at 8:30.
We ran with Sue for a couple of miles, before she turned back around. Evidently her calf was a little sore because she ran a sub four hour marathon on Sunday, up in Redding (otherwise, I would not be able to keep up with her). Sue is a really fast, strong runner. She has done quite a few PCTR events and if my memory serves me right, she was third woman in the Diablo Marathon (PCTR) in 2007. She reminds me of Victoria in a lot of ways. Anyway, Lori and I kept going. We wanted to run about eight miles today.
We saw a lot of the Fremont Fatass 50k people on the trail. Catra told me about 20 runners showed up. The weather is cold and foggy this morning but at least it's not raining. Boomer and Mikey had an absolute blast. There were SO many dogs out this morning. Matter of fact, when I was almost back to my car, I saw my neighbor Jerry with his puppy, Sophie. He said he'd be over in the morning to pick up Boomer so the three of them could walk over to the school and play. Nice neighbors ROCK!
I am now enjoying a strawberry soy protein smoothie I made when I got home. According to my Garmin, I was able to complete 7.5 miles this morning. I hope there will be enough breaks in the rain so I can get some single track runs in this week. I'm not asking for the world, just a couple of hours each morning so I can stay sane! Sounds reasonable, doesn't it?