Showing posts from December, 2015

Saturday Recap

Did a beautiful trail run Saturday morning starting at the Nimbus Fish Hatchery.  Really hoped to eek out 10 miles but spent the night prior tossing and turning so I was feeling a bit sluggish as we got moving.  The air was so cold, that the warmer water created a mist above the river and the lake that was ethereal.

A couple of river otters appeared and started eating while watching us watch them.  Patrick had never seen a river otter.  Once we got our fill watching creatures watch us, we continued on our run.

This run I've nicknamed the "hobbit run" because it is among lush green wild grass and trees, not unlike The Shire.  At about 3.5 miles though, I was suffering badly.  I didn't drink enough water and was generally just was feeling lousy.  Laurie and Patrick were happy to turn around and we headed back.  Got back to the cars in just under 2 hours with nearly 8 miles on my garmin.  I hope to run again tomorrow morning in the rain and then spend the day doing som…

Friday Five.. the 2015 edition

6 months? really?  Ok, lets dive in with an easy Friday 5.

CIM-- deferred to 2016.  Training was going well until mid October when a whole host of issues came up.. Illness, medication changes, lack of motivation...By the time early november came along, I knew my quest had to be postponed.  Luckily, CIM instituted a deferral program just. this. year. New races in 2016!  Not just CIM on the docket.  Shamrockn' half marathon is on my calendar -- I even registered the first day so I could get the awesome gift of a trucker hat. Also on tap is the Super Sunday 5k and the. vancouver. marathon.  I think that's enough.Did the local turkey trot for the second year in a row.  Ran it 20 seconds slower than last year, BUT since i hadn't run at all in the 4 weeks prior to it, I'll take that as a win.Read an awesome book by Elizabeth Gilbert called "Big Magic." I cannot say enough good things about it.  Please pick it up. Buy it for your friends for Christmas.  Buy it for y…