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"...In the end, people either have excuses or experiences; reasons or results; buts or
brilliance. They either have what they wanted or they have a detailed list of all the rational reasons why not."
~ Anonymous (taken from Matt Erbele's, It Takes Time to Get Good)
Thursday, April 10, 2008
I wanted to get a run in before I had to go to school to do a lecture for AP Biology (yes, I made them come in during spring break for two lectures. I am evil. Muh wah ah ah!)
I got up early and went to my pet sitting job, Blackie Picture: Blackie, 15 yo, blind cocker spaniel that I ADORE! Here he is taking time to smell the daisies! This was the best picture of him I could get, he is a fast little sucker for a 15 year old, blind dog
Then I went to the Rancho trail to do a 4 mile trail run, so that I could get some hill work in. I
wasn't up for hill repeats, but I did want to push it a little. I have two runs this weekend, the Santa Cruz 1/2 marathon on Saturday and then the Sacramento Zoo Zoom 10K on Sunday. I ran a different trail today that was much tamer than the trails I have run here before. It is nice that I can get a four mile trail run that is not crazy on the elevation gain. It was challenging, but not a quad fryer. Picture: Pretty trail head. It came out fuzzy, sorry.
Well, it was a great run but I misjudged my time and at the end I had to push it so I would get back to my car in time to get to school for lecture. I was hauling ass at the end and when I hit the 4 mile mark I slowed to a walk and stopped my watch.
An old man that was walking on the trail and watched me panting as I came in says, "whoa, did you win?" and laughs. With a devilish grin I said, " I beat you." He looked a little surprised and then said, "Atta girl" and winked at me.