Monday, May 24, 2010

Garin with Aron (because it rhymes)

Scott (Master Shop Tech) asked me to join him on a ride Thursday morning. He came over to my house and we rode up through Niles Canyon and then went up Calaveras into Milpitas and back. Total ride was 40 miles. As we were approaching Calaveras, I warned him that I would be slow going up it. He said he would be too. I asked him when the last time was that he rode up Calaveras. He said NEVER. I had no idea. He does a lot of mountain biking so even though I was able to stay with him, for the most part, I'm sure he was hanging back a bit. My quads were a little sore from the seven mile trail run and the class the night before. We were on the same road that the Tour of California was on just the day before!! It was cool to know that. The babies in the Bald Eagle's nest are trying to take flight. We stopped and looked at them for a few minutes. When we were coming back from Milpitas, the head wind was miserable. Wind serves no purpose and I really wish it would go away.

Saturday morning, Aron (runner's rambles) and her Emma girl drove down to run at Garin with me. We met at 8:00 (before the wind picked up) and introduced the dogs to each other. After things were established between the two, we let them off leash and started our run. The two of them got along quite well, although Emma lead most of the way. Considering she had never been there before, she did that quite well. Emma is probably three times bigger than Boomer but she had no trouble keeping her lead spot.

This was the third and final attempt at getting a good picture of the four of us. I fell into Aron the first time. Dogs just can't seem to learn how to look at the camera.

Emma sneaking off to see what she can find.

And, Emma coming back as soon as she hears her name. Such a good girl.

It was so nice to see Aron again. I really enjoy her company and conversation. After our run we went to Starbucks for some lattes and a couple of mini treats. Thank you Aron, for spending the morning with me. I hope we can do it more often this summer. ;)
I haven't been able to go to as many classes at the gym these past two weeks, because of my work schedule, and I miss them. This morning I went to a Step & Sculpt class. I find it challenging only because I am not familiar with the name of the movements so I have to keep an eye on the instructor. It's a good workout for the hour though and that's really what I'm after.
I am driving up to Sacramento tomorrow to have dinner at my Dad's house. It will be the first time seeing him in this kind of environment (outside of a hospital bed) in almost 20 years. I will definitely have to get a run in first thing in the morning. If I'm lucky, I will be able to go to a Pilates class too. I hope the time with my Dad goes well. I can't stay too long/late because, well, I have to drive all the way back home. I will be going up alone - both Keith and Sara have to work.
"MED2010" Accountability:
05/20 - 40 mile bike ride
05/21 - 2.5 mile walk
05/22 - 7 mile trail run
05/23 - 2 mile walk
05/24 - "Step & Sculpt" class, 3 mile walk
Until later.............


aron said...

your title definitely had me giggling at my desk :)

such a fun day out there and YES lets make a habit of this this summer.

emma looks so cute in those pics <3 she had so much fun!

trailmomma said...

I love the doggie butt in the four some photo! ha too cute!

RBR said...

Lucy always looks away or shows her butt in pictures, so I sympathize with you guys.

What a beautiful run. I am sop glad you guys had fun. Aron is such a doll! The fact that you run with her makes me even more afraid I will bore you to death on the 5th.

I can't wait for out 1/2 Mary. I know I will be slower than slug snot, but at least I know I can do the distance at this point.

Aka Alice said...

I'm so bummed that the Tour of California isn't going to be in San Diego this year. Last year it was, and I went to watch the start, but I wasn't really into riding then, so I don't think I got the whole thrill...sigh...maybe next year.

Good luck with your Dad. You are a'll be fine!

Southbaygirl said...

I hope you have a great dinner with your dad!!!!

It looks like you and Aron had a fantastic time at garin...still jealous!

Maryland Girl aka Michelle said...

As always I am jealous of your riding and running venues! Hope the dinner with Dad goes well.

Katie A. said...

Glad you and Aron had such a fun time! It looked beautiful there!!!
Hope the dinner with your dad goes well!
We need to run together!
But first I think I need one of those cool vests you guys have, they are handy!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

hopefully someday I'll be so lucky as to live in CA where I can run with all you fun gals!!

Marathon Maritza said...

Glad you had a blast, those pictures look so pretty!!!

Great job on sculpting class (those are HARD) and hope you had a great dinner with your dad!

Glenn Jones said...

Neat to see that things are still green there! Here our fields are starting to turn into that hue of brown letting us know that summer is close.