Friday, August 16, 2013

Ali Run

Just a nice afternoon run to get the juices going. I managed to remember my squats and pushups before I started my run so I was happy to get those out of the way first. They seem to be a little bit harder after a run.

During the run I think I managed to see all of two cars go by me. Guess the other end of the street isn't as busy. Or maybe it's because I ran down a gravel road that's rarely used. Anyway, the peace and quiet was nice. I was tempted a few times to turn on my music but instead enjoyed the sounds of my heavy breathing and shuffling stride.

I tinkered with a Vine video, watched butterflies float around the road, and killed a horse fly that decided to bite me on my knee. Felt like a damn needle. Hope my smack felt like a damn brick. And the Vine didn't upload so it was lost in the ether. Oh well.

Aside from the horse fly, the run as pretty nice. I even managed to push it up nearly every hill. Not that they were large or anything but they were big enough to make me work.

This is one side of the swamp I ran past. Very pretty.

And this is a tiny lizard I nearly stepped on. Oddly enough, he didn't scare me. He's hard to see but he's right in the middle of the picture.

Temps were about 75F to 80F. Sun was out. Light breeze. No humidity.

Fluids and Fuel:
Breakfast was a burrito, donut, and iced latte (it was a cheat day). During the run I had a bottle of Hammer Fizz and most of a bottle of plain water. Recovery was Hammer Recoverite and a salad with salmon and edamame.

Aches and Pains:
None really. For the most part I felt like I was floating along.

No special gear.

Took my .380 and ID. I keep forgetting that the lower pocket bounces too much for the gun. The upper pocket worked great.

Outbound - 32:13
Inbound - 31:07
Finish - 1:03:20

1 comment:

Lauren said...

Scared of lizards? ;) Looks like a beautiful place where you run.