"...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)

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Back at Baylands, Baby!

Today was my first run back out at one of my favorite places to run, Baylands Nature Preserve. 

This place makes me happy
 On the schedule was an 'on your own' run and this is a recovery week, so we were told to run between 2-4 miles. I decided on a 4 mile run since I joined the team late.

Thursday's 3 mile midweek run was in a word, fucking miserable. Oops. That was two words. My bad.

I know that the return to running outdoors from the treadmill is always hard. I also know it hurts a bit when you up your weekly mileage by like 200%. If you add to that the additional, ahem... "donut damage" I inflicted on myself during my running laziness, and it becomes downright painful, and not pretty to watch. I was hoping that by returning to one of my favorite running spots I could offset some of the pain.

I was right. Sort of.

My white pelicans were there. Shitty picture, but cool birds. 

This time I ran along the single track trail that goes closest to the water, so I could watch my feathered friends.

Pretty day out there...
 Now you may have noticed that it was a nice, bright, sunny day. You may have also noticed my bright, butt-white, winter skin shining in that bright sunny day.

That lead to my first flesh tank top of the season

Molly Melanoma at your service.

 It was slow,

Calling this run slow is like calling Lady Gaga odd, it is a massive understatement 

but it was really great to be out there again. I almost felt like a runner again.


IronSnoopy said...

Yay for getting out there! What a gorgeous run. W00t!

Ewa said...

I don't get a lot of opportunities to go to Baylands but when I do, I love running there. What a gem that place is.
Great that you got to run outdoors and got some vitamin D.
And you ARE a runner.

SteveQ said...

Lady Gaga is not odd, just attention-seeking. Trust me, I've seen ODD - and it doesn't earn $100M.

My favorite running place gets overrun on weekends and can be a little iffy at night, but on the right day: all is right in the world. Glad you had one of those days.

Jo Lynn said...

If there's ever a single track trail next to a fire road or paved trail, I will hop on it. Let's get a little run in together since you are out of school. I am "newly running again" as well. Been biking more than running. ;)

Bob said...

What a beautiful place to run!

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

Man, I keep coming back here trying to think of something to say? But I'm just so fried these days that I can't think. And then I'm like, Man, if I start to comment in that frame of mind, I'll just ramble on and on like some kind of lunatic, talking about stuff that has nothing to do with anything, and who would want that, right?

But in fact, I did leave a comment here a few days ago, but it got all eated by your blog. I'd call your blog a fucking whoo-wer for doing that, except it was partially my fault. You see, I had signed in to a different google site with a different i.d., and so when I came back here, that login was in conflict with this login and so when I hit "Submit", it took me back to the login screen for blogger and eated my comment.

And I know you're thinking, "Well THAT sounds more like it's totally your fault."

Well, fuck you! Take responsibility for the evils your blog does for once, would you!

Geez! GROW UP!1!

In closing, welcome back to the wild and wooly world of running.

Maryland Girl aka Michelle said...

Celebrate them all!

RoadBunner said...

I am glad you are back to blogging and getting back to your favorite routes!!

Theia said...

Haha, I love the random pic of Lady Kaka, oops I mean Gaga.