Sunday, June 2, 2013


I really don't care that the summer solstice isn't for another 19 days, the area kids are out of school, and it's summer!

I slept in a bit-okay I woke up at 6 am, but then didn't get up until seven am.  I meant to get out early to get my run in.

Since we had waiting on my foot verdict, the Coach had said run 5 or 6 miles or whatever over the weekend  ( I am pretty sure he said whatever) so I ran 5 miles Friday, none on Saturday (out of town trip) and Sunday I decided I wanted to revisit my "road 11 mile loop."

I have not been on this since sometime last year. It features a 1.5 mile climb, although pretty gentle. Sometimes I run "up" the hill, sometimes I power walk it.
For Sunday,  it was already in the game plan for me to "run" all the ups, as that is something I need to work on.

 Some clear cutting going on for pipeline work.  I live in southern Ohio where the Marcellus and Utica Shale will be "fracked".  In order to get those gases to where they need to go, there is also major pipeline development occurring.

I really want to run up this "right of way" as it's gnarly steep, the next picture might illustrate that a bit better:

As you can see by my Garmin Data, there is a bit of climb about mile 3.2 to almost mile 5.  I kept the leg turnover to a "running" motion.

View from the ridgeline at the top.  Dark clouds kept rolling through, yet no bad weather happened.  It was actually a cool but very humid morning, even with wind!!

Windy but sweating like a pig on top of the ridge.

I spent the rest of the day working on my "farming tan" versus my running tan.  That meant I donned my knee high leather boots (we are having copperhead snake issues around our estate) and went out and raked up enough hay  for the garden beds.  Then I covered the garden beds.

Then I assembled Miss Daisy:

and planted a few more plants.  Part of my garden got hosed from the frost last week, so I have some replacement plants on the way.

So I have not gotten any domestic (read: inside the house) work done, outside, where I like to be,  things are shaping up nicely!

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