I was off Friday and ran my typical 5 early-morning miles. I have nothing to report as I left my Garmin at work and couldn't even tell you my pace. Our mission for the long holiday weekend was to break in our boat's new engine (we're still reeling from this sticker shock!). You aren't suppose to run it at full throttle for so many hours (blah blah blah). So, this was my view for most of the weekend. I enjoy riding backwards. I guess I like the view. And yes, I need a pedicure.
This is what I see on my dog walk Friday evening...the third one this year. It's hard to tell, but this one was about 3 feet. My dogs were highly upset that I stopped. Later, we get caught in a horrible storm. Lightning was popping, wind gusting, and the hair standing up on my arms. We hightailed back to our house...half a mile, uphill, running at full speed in flip flops and bluejeans. (Shoot -- no Garmin stats.) I'm practically dragging Special Dog as he is terrified of thunder. Smart Dog was up for the challenge and loved every frightful second of it. Maybe she's not as smart as I thought?
After spending time Coffee Talking Saturday morning, the 4th was spent on the lake again. Riding, riding, riding. And finally...this happened. I think PoPo felt sorry for me and asked if I wanted to try to ski. Let me give a little background here. I do what they call a deep water start. I rely on the boat and PoPo to gun it and snatch me out of the water on one ski with both feet already secured in boot bindings. But, there could absolutely be no gunning it today. I was willing to try...and I did it. It was not easy but worth the effort
|Photos are never very good as this is 75 feet from the boat|
Thunderstorms eventually drove us from the lake. We rounded out our 4th by grilling chicken kabobs in the storm. We had fresh white corn and homemade blackberry cobbler -- which I must say was the best thing I've tasted in a long time.
Sunday morning, I woke up to this. Uh oh. It's long run day. I'm not running in this after my close call Friday night. Miraculously by 9:30, it had all pushed south. Even though it was so much later than I wanted, out the door I went for a 9 mile run at a 10:09 pace (Garmin's back!). You can guess what the weather was like after the storm. HUMID and HOT.
Sunday afternoon was spent in the backyard. I'm returning to work Monday so I can get some much needed rest.
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