I was a bit sore when I got up Sunday morning but I knew I would be better off if I didn't lay around all day. After we took Keith to lunch for Father's Day, my step-daughter (Loren) and I went for a three mile hike at Garin. I had to run down the hills (my quads were too sore not to). Climbing up some very small hills felt like a chore. But I was very happy to be out on such a beautiful day. And you know who else was happy about it? This little guy:
Yesterday, Loren and I, along with my neighbor Jana and her two dogs went to Sunol for a four mile hike. This big snake greeted us, about five minutes into our hike:
Izzie cooling off in a water trough
Bella and Boomer aren't into swimming, like Spike and Izzie are. I threw this stick in the pond and they both stood there while Boomer barked at it, trying to will it back to him. You can see the other dogs in the pond, swimming away, if you enlarge the photo.
Last night we took BART up to Oakland to watch the Oakland A's and the SF Giants play some baseball. Giants got beat 5-1. Boooooo! The food at the Oakland Coliseum is nowhere near the caliber of food at AT&T Park in San Francisco. All I had was a chicken burrito. Nothing fried, nothing sweet. Actually, that's a lie. I found some red licorice and enjoyed that. ;)
This morning Boomer and I went for a little 3.25 mile run at Garin. It's finally warming up around here. This just means we have to get on the trail a little earlier when it's cooler.
I have been stretching, rolling, and icing my legs. The outside of my knees were only sore on Sunday. Now it makes me wonder if it is indeed my IT bands or just my knees, in general. Perhaps they were just so sore from the hard pavement on Saturday. I don't know. I will be running more on flat (dirt) trails over the next couple of weeks and see if the pain flares up again. For now though, I can definitely say my legs feel great considering how much they hurt on Saturday.