Monday, March 30, 2009

A spring in my step

I did, I had a spring in my step the entire six mile run. I felt so strong today. Both of my ankles finally feel normal again. My legs felt light as a feather (and we know they ain't!). The hills that were steep six months ago felt like ant hills to me today. All of this really took me by surprise because of skiing Saturday and being on my feet for eight hours yesterday at work.

Boomer and I went to Garin this morning. We played around on the northern end of the park this time. Scenery is a bit different - no bridges for one thing. More fire roads, less single track. But, the single track is absolutely breath taking.

Today while running, I saw turkeys, a black cat, a Jerusalem Cricket, black beetles, horses, another snake, and of course cows. What I didn't see was another person (or a mountain lion, THANK GOD!). One cow tried to cop an attitude with me. I faced it head on, pointed my finger at it and shouted, "NO!" The cow took a step back and let us run on by. Good cow!

I was thinking today about how lucky I am. I don't have to work 40+ hours a week like a lot of you guys. I don't have any little babies at home anymore. I have a very supportive husband that knows how important running is to me. I have the perfect dog for running the way I do. A week ago I was running in the Marin Headlands with the Golden Gate Bridge in sight. Two days ago I was skiing at Squaw Valley at Lake Tahoe. Today I'm running around in the mountains, less than 20 minutes from my front door.

My first of three days off was excellent. I only work part-time, yes, but I don't always have three days off in a row! I will have my Tuesday donut date tomorrow (first time in a month), but only after getting some type of run done in the morning.
Until later.............


RBR said...

GORGEOUS!! I love those runs that are just magical and light!

I am so jealous. I am so consumed with work and training for this really stupid idea I had about a year and half ago, that I have not been on a real trail run in a month. Everything is 'fit it in', 'just fit it in' right now.

Such a whiner, I know. Sorry!

Southbay Girl said...

I'm so jealous!!! can I come and hang out with you and Boomer!!???

We, you me and RBR need to pick a race and meet!!! That's it. I'm going to pester now to do it!~!

Must go to bed now since I have to work my minimum of a 12 hour work day tomorrow!

You are a lucky lady!!!

Rick Gaston said...

I had a donut today:) Mmmm... Well that is such a good feeling when your legs feel like they can go on and on and on. And how is Boomer doing? Is he feeling in "shape" as well?

Missy said...

I want donut day...I want one right now. Yeah, you don't have a bad deal out there...that's fo sho!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

It is so pretty there. Much of the rest of the country is having icky weather. NOT FAIR!! ;-)

Marcy said...

Ahhhh that looks SOOOO nice! You really are so darn lucky!

mtblawgirl said...

Thanks for sharing and letting us run vicariously through you ;-)

aron said...

soooo pretty :) yes you are lucky!! enjoy the rest of your days off! its a beautiful week for it :)