Friday, May 16, 2008
A coyote, a pig, and a hot training run
Yesterday, I finally made it into the pool. With 100 degree weather, it seemed like the right thing to do. It felt good to feel my body skim across the water and my arms felt fine after a long layoff. Maybe the push-ups are working after all.
A co-worker told me the other day that my arms were so skinny and that they were practically just bones. She knows that I have been working my arms, and it was just a mean thing to say. I was so happy to feel that my arms felt strong swimming after that comment. Secretly, I think she is jealous.
Suz and I ran 25 hot miles at Lake Sonoma today. We saw among other things, a large spotted pig, and a coyote. That is just one of the many things that I love about trail running. There is so many beautiful animals out there that we would never see if we were not running in the mountains. Running 25 miles today two weeks after running Miwok, set me up for a very tired body. I thought I was totally recovered, but running in the intense heat and exposed trails just kicked my butt. I was definitely sucking donkey balls. I came home and took a nap!
Tonight I made spaghetti for dinner. Yeah, I ate meat tonight. After my low energy run, I felt that maybe I was not getting enough protein with my vegetarian diet. Frankly, I was running out of ideas of what to eat. I certainly will continue to try and eat a mostly vegetarian diet, but maybe eating a cow every once in a while will do this body good.
I hope everyone has a great weekend. My friend Chris is running Massanutten 100 tomorrow, so Good Luck, Chris!