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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Tuesday Run

Although the temp was about 74 degrees, the humidity was about 98%.I was really hoping for rain, as it would have cleared the air and cooled me down. I did my 9 or 11 mile "around the block" in around 2 hours. I didn't carry a watch or Garmin, just one of those good runs where it felt good to get out there, although I was wearing a ball cap which just makes my head hot.

Around the halfway point, I found my Montrail bottle of water that I had stashed there...oh about a week ago. I was happy to find it still full and looked okay to drink. Which was good, because I then unscrewed the cap of the hand held I was carrying. I had added Gatorade to this handheld, and it had been in my gym bag for, oh, maybe a week...nice black stuff growing on the sides. Yum!! Well, since I had already drank the bottle, I just added the water to the bottle and went on my merry way. If it doesn't kill me it will make me stronger.

I almost had a dog altercation. On my way back to town, I run by a house with a dog. Actually dogs on either side, very narrow drive (road/street) between these houses, more like a driveway. I hear the barking as I go by the house. 3 Golden Retrievers are galloping toward me on the left--no worries, there is one of those awful "invisible fences" but the mutt on the other side is total free.
He comes into the road, hackles up. I had no karma with this dog, I have met him before. I am actually raising my water bottle in defense and hissing at this dog repeatedly " go back. Go HOME. GET BACK" as I continue to move forward slowly. For some reason I wasn't really scared of this 50 lb mutt, but really annoyed at him. He left me at the bridge, at the end of his property. Hmmmph. I might need to stop in and have a talk with the property owner. This isn't the first time this dog has challenged me, and this is a normal route I run!

My knee is feeling fine now, thanks for all the concerns. But I believe the streaking will have to be put into the "difficult" category for me and may best be avoided in the future. Snort.

7 comments:

  1. Keep showing those dogs who's boss! I like the baseball cap look on you.

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  2. well, you know you can only do the difficult sections when I am around to save you and Mike is around to take pictures, so next time you go streaking just make sure Mike and I are there and you will be fine.

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  3. Thanks Josh you are just a true friend!! But I think I need to avoid the difficult and streaking sections of the trail-far too dangerous for me. You guys can't be there all the time!

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  4. I know....and if you had your normal result on the difficult while streaking, the twins could suffer. Don't hurt the twins.

    I HATE dogs that bother me while running....

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  5. www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzwWj3gOz5U

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  6. Nothing more annoying than dogs interfering with runs, I hope you can work out something with the owners.

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  7. Kim, I'm with Red, you look great in the backward baseball cap! Sounds like your running is going well, keep it up!

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