Yesterday was a different sort of Thursday. It turned out to be pretty decent after a melancholy morning. After a presentation to my advisory board last night, I dawned ye ol' head lamp and went out for a 13 miler. It was glorious. Took it at a moderate pace that felt effortless. 7-7:30. No wind for the entirety and total darkness for only the last 4 miles or so. By the end of the thing snow began to fall. It was really a great run. It was nice to switch things up and run at a different time of day. It was just what I needed to reinvigorate. The cows were free-ranging on the road higher up in the hills - what a beautiful pastoral scene. As I passed I gave a tip of the hat and a "eve'n ladies" to the herd.
I have a couple of ounces of desire to run again. Nice to have over 24 hours of rest.
I took today off to veg out and change up the schedule for once. First day off since I started working in August. Feels good. I need to do this more often.
Oct. 30th, 2010 - 100 mile stationary bike ride (3:58:28)
Nov. 2009 - 967 stationary bike miles
Sep. 18th, 2009 - 2nd metatarsal stress fracture, the result of a 70 mile barefoot week (120 total) July 2009 - Paced 3 ladies to Boston at the Missoula Marathon March 2008 - Feb. 2009 (365 days) - 6000 running miles 2008 - Montana USATF 50 mile state champion (6:22) 2007 - 1st, MountainAir Marathon, Crested Butte to Gunnison 2006 - 1:10 ascent of 10 mile peak 2005 - Double traverse of Grizzly Peak (13,900), Torreys Peak (14,267) and Grays Peak (14,278) in winter. 2004 - Rode a lawn-mower from an auction in town to our house in the country (2-3 hours)