Monday, 5 May 2008

Mother Nature Loves Me...

Mother Nature may love me, but my legs are having second thoughts!

After just a wee bit of riding this weekend (yuk, yuk) I ran for 2 hours tonight. Why? Because I'm a glutton for punishment. Well, that, and I have an appointment on Wednesday so I had to move that run to tonight. Ah the things we do to accommodate our training eh?!

I was wondering how my legs were going to accept the run tonight because their attitude today was less than pleasant. For some reason they got really snippy when I walked up five flights of stairs at work today. I'm not actually sure why I felt the need to do this, but when I finally made it to the top (I was considering taking the elevator at about 2.5 floors) my legs were screaming obscenities at me. Whoops! Needless to say I took the elevator for the rest of the day.

As I headed out for my run today the semi-grey clouds started to spit at me. I figured I was in for a long soggy run tonight. Not a big deal as I'm from North Vancouver and therefore have webbed feet. As it turns out though, Mother Nature loves me and she made sure that after a few moments of spittiness it was fine outside.

The run was really nice and peaceful. I followed the river and noted that it seemed to be running quickly tonight. Oh to be out in a kayak!! I was having fun listening to the river rush by, the geese honking and the vast array of birds all doing their night calls. All I needed to complete the scene was Snow White singing with wee blue birds flitting about, and the odd bunny hopping by!

The first hour felt pretty good. I was getting a little bit tired after that, and my knees were bugging me at the 1:30 mark. I'm not sure why, perhaps the old bod is just tired. As I was running back home (in the west direction) I noticed there were some very dark clouds moving in. Somehow I lucked out and didn't get rained on, phew!

Oh, there was some excitement on the run!! I had my ankles attacked by the smallest, yet most vicious daschund I've ever seen. I don't think I did it's ego any good as I turned around, laughed and said 'ooooh, what a cute puppy!!'. That's when it growled at me, well, attempted to. Heh, heh. Too funny. The other dog that was there pushed it aside and came in for some loving. He knew he'd get unconditional love from me! Smart puppy.

Overall a truly excellent jaunt tonight. A little slower pace than normal, but perfectly acceptable.

Huh, wonder what my legs are going to think when I do hills on the bike tomorrow. I really hope dear, sweet, ever powerful Mother Nature blesses me again with no rain during my workout!

Peace out my friends!


  1. lol nice run. Glad you made it, my ride was much the same way, some rain but I avoided that dark monster of a cloud. Maybe it was the same one you were looking at.

  2. Susi you are such a NUT!! Your knees started bothering you at 1:30 and you didn't know why? LOL!! Maybe because you walked up a zillion flight of stairs, and rearranged your schedule giving your "old bod" less time to recover? :P

    Frig, if your some part of your body WASN'T hurting with all the pain train you've been driving, something would be wrong!!! LOL!!

    Keep up the great training!!

    Susi -- Defender of Small Animals, and Nature Queen. LOL!!!! :) :) :)

  3. Awesome job!! Keep it up...we are all going to ROCK this summer!!

  4. Susi - are you really Snow White? will i find you in a forest some day with bird holding up your blue dress? Great run :)

  5. nope, can't take credit for being snow white...hate dresses!! lol.

    i am a peace, love and granola girl though, so savour being one with nature!