Day 61 and 62

Time goes too fast I noticed as I look back on this weekend.  I completed 12 miles early Saturday morning before heading to dog-sit.

I thought I had planned a perfect out-and-back route that involved looping around East Lake.  What I had felled to think of was almost a fatal error.  Who thinks about Cyotes in a heavily populated area?  As we rounded a corner and listened to the ghostly houl that seemed to be on our heels.  It came from the lake so between Melissa and myself, the water was maybe 20 – 30 yards away. 

Lets just say we sped up a bit.  At the first opportunity to cut out I read a sign, “Beware of Cyotes.”  It spooked the crap out of me.  Lesson learned – think of wildlife when planning routes, especially in nature reserve areas. 

After that scare, I remember getting to mile 6 and taking my PowerGel.  Vanilla, yum.  I gave a running tip learned from last week’s presentation a try.  Sixteen ounces of water and a tablet of nuun makes a drink that replenishes the body with electrolytes.  I like the idea of getting away from Gatorade and the amount of unnatural things in it.  Less is more I have learned. 

The new drink was fine.  Tasted like 7-Up.  It wasn’t all syrupy.  Spill a little Gatorade on the hand and I’ll spend the next mile trying to get it off.  This was water.  Think I fell in love. 

After the half-way point the sun began to rise.  The mountains were painted into the blue sky.  The air stayed cool long enough to get home.  This run went rather smoothly.  I got home and thought about running an almost half-marathon and feeling relatively good. 

Word of Advice:  Give some new products a try weeks before a race.  I’m hesitant on changing routine.  Luckily I have a girlfriend who tires of routine.   But the other important part of that statement is the time.  Don’t try something new on race day – that’s a must – but routine is important to me.  I want to try it more than a few times before I conclude it as a part of my routine.

Get out and fill your passion bucket,



About kdenny01

I became a father at 32 years. Hadley Elise has given me so much joy and has been another chapter in my life telling me not to be afraid. Fatherhood is awesome.
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