Saturday, August 22, 2009

Another great week!

Thursday didn't quite pan out how I had planned. I slept awful Wednesday night and woke up in the morning feeling congested and very low on energy. I went to Pilates, which was great, but bagged the rest of the plans for the day, including PT. By late afternoon I was feeling back to normal so Keith and I went out to dinner and did some shopping at Santana Row in San Jose.

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.

But Keith did.

Inter-racial ducking........

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.
Until later.............

14 comments:

Iris said...

Nice work! I'm in complete agreement about not taking 30 minute flat runs for granted. Glad you had no pain.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Best wishes today with the bike ride to the pool. May your tire stay inflated!!

Good job this week overall. :-)

Willie said...

A non-trail run?? That's pretty big step for you isn't it? Although looking at that picture it sure looks like a bit of a trail to me.
Non-asphalt == trail to Willie

Thiefing squirrels. Very gutsy though, gotta give 'em props for that.

Never take running for granted! Lovely

René said...

Nice! Have fun on the bike!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

oh - and does that mean you bought a bike?!?!? do tell!!

sneakersister said...

Yay! I'm glad you were able to get out for that run. I know what you mean about how it makes you feel happy.

My husband wants to get one of those GPS golf computers. Worth it?

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

FYI I posted my race report Sat night so you would "have it with your coffee." Thanks for the positive comments, I never tire of being called fast :)

Love the Golf pictures, especially the ducks, that is too funny!

Southbay Girl said...

you will be entering a tri very soon-I can feel it! I'm so glad you are able to get all this exercise in and you're smiling!! And running with no pain! YEAH!!!!!!

jen said...

I love that trail! And I know what you mean about appreciating those short runs- thanks for the reminder that every time we GET to run is a gift! Great photos and keep up the great work. :)

Missy said...

Interracial QUACKING...niceee, I love that. OK, how the hell did you get a picture of that squirrel?!? That's perfect.

Victoria said...

You're becoming a triathlete!!!

p.s. I'm finally back blogging.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

LMAO at the duck pic, too funny. And yes, I agree with those that said you'll be doing a tri soon :) Can't wait to hear about it!

Lily on the Road said...

You're a machine!! LOL, wow, I need some of your energy...

Irene said...

Glad your knee is doing so much better and the running is going well. Do you take fish oil caps or flax seed oil caps? I've had less arthritic knee issues since taking fish oil caps. I also have arthritic knees.

Any triathlons in the not so distant future?

Great pictures! Those ducks are so spoiled!