Friday morning I went for a (non-trail) run! Boomer and I did four miles along the Alameda Creek Trail. I was so damn happy. I was on the trail before 7:00 because I had to work 9:30 to 5:00. It was overcast and cool. I wore my brace on my knee and was able to run pain free! Yippeeeeee. I am definitely happiest when I can run. No doubt about it. I'm still most comfortable running a 10:00/mile pace. I said this when I first found out about my arthritis in my knee, and I'll say it again, "I will never take for granted, the 30 minute flat run!" If I can do this even once a week, I'll be thrilled. I know, shocker!
Today I joined my husband for a game of golf. We had to wait about 30 minutes before we could tee off, so we hung out in front of the clubhouse. I watched this squirrel hop from golf bag to golf bag, looking for food. Son of a gun, he pulled something out of our friend's bag and ran up the tree with it. It was a fruit roll. He sat in his tree, opened up the wrapper and ate some of it. After a few bites, he jumped down and checked out a few more bags before finding pretzels in a golf cart. He snagged a pretzel and ate it under the cart. I'm sure he's been doing this for a long time. Such a little thief!
Obviously, golfers must feed these animals because this duck got out of the pond to come up to me and see if I would feed her. I didn't.
We walked the course today and my feet were SO SORE afterwards. I think it was from all the standing around too. From the time we got there until the time we got back in the car, it was six hours. I said my feet felt better after running a 50K than they did after walking today.
Something very funny/interesting happened on the golf course. Keith carries a GPS for yardage when he golfs. He always goes to my ball with me and tells me how many yards I have to the pin. (I know, what a nice guy, huh??) Anyway, a few times after he told me my yardage, I would think to myself: 75 yards, hmmm, that's three laps in the pool. 56 yards, oh, that's just over two laps. I even noticed I did that on the Alameda Creek Trail yesterday morning when I would pass a 1/2 mile marker. I was thinking how it seems A LOT shorter on land.
Exercise wise, this past week was pretty good I'd say. I swam three days. I did two trail runs, one flat run. Two days of Pilates. One day of golf. And yes, I worked three days.
I am working 11:30 to 7:30 tomorrow so I plan on swimming before work. I have also decided I'm going to ride my bike to the pool instead of drive. So, as you can see, now enters the bike.