Saturday, September 8, 2007

20 Miles

A Pre-Dawn Start

This morning I finally go.t my 20 mile run in. I got up at 5:00 in order to avoid the worst of the heat. Unfortunately I got a rather slow start and did not actually leave the house until around 6:00. Still, the weather was a relatively pleasant 80 degrees. One new thing for the run was that I was trying a visor, I have never liked how they looked, but I was curious to see if they were any cooler than a regular hat. As it turns out they work great

Following the Tracks

I started the run by following the same route along the railroad tracks as I did last week. Because I started before it got light out, I did not feel comfortable running along the roads and the railroad tracks provide a nice look route that is separate from traffic.

A Burrowing Owl Takes Flight

While running along the tracks I came across one my favorite desert creatures, the burrowing owl. There is just something about the idea of a pocket sized owl that lives under ground the amuses me.

Through the Citrus Groves

It was a very successful run, the 20 miles went by as easy they could. Unfortunately the problems arose when I got home. When I got home I found a note on the door from K, saying that she had gone out looking for me. Apparently she though that I left right at 5:00, and such I was still not home an hour after I should have been. I did have a cell phone with me, but because it just barley charged I had off in order to save power for a situation where I would need it. Unfortunately it was K's cell, so I had no way of calling her and letting her know that I had made it home ok. So she was left to worriedly search for me while in actuality I was at home floating in the pool. I think we need a better system


Whitney said...

LOL. Poor K. I would have been worried too. That has happened to my husband and I many times. I have his cell and I can't get him, don't know where he is, etc.

So what do you listen to while running? what is your favorite running music?

FullQuieting said...

Congratulations on 20! Did mine on Saturday too. Is there a race coming up for you? Which one?

The Agent of Entropy said...

"So what do you listen to while running? what is your favorite running music?"

I like to run to things that are high energy with a very strong beat, so I listen a mix of punk, techno, ska, and heavy metal.

Whitney said...

With that kind of music do you feel like you are being chased by a bunch of make-up wearing crazies? LOL