Thursday, July 9, 2009

Betty, Molly, and Isis

Yes, it is very hot again, and running is not the smartest activity for mid-day. Plus it's against my rules for hot weather running to run mid-day, but I did it anyway!
I went down the easement. That is a gravel road next to my house that peters out in the forest about 4/10ths of a mile down the hill. It's a drop in elevation of 263 feet. Coming back up my calves started feeling it...very steep terrain!? I thought how this would be a good workout, down and up 10 times would make eight miles?!
Then I hit the road to make a three miler out of the day. Recovery pace only. It was hard to run that slow.
Coming back home I stopped and introduced myself to one of my neighbors. She was getting her mail. Her name is Betty. She's 81 yrs old and going strong! Her yard is beautiful and well kept. Her dog is Molly. We became friends. Earlier Molly had chased me!!:) Then I met the kitty, Isis...Betty says she was dumped. We have a lot of that out here. This cat was beautiful, and Betty says she's smart. I'm glad I ran today! I'm up to 29+ miles for the week with speed work tomorrow. Peace!


Beth said...

Betty, Molly and Isis... sounds like the makings of a reality TV show! Up and down the hill sounds like a great workout. It would be easy to leave some water at the bottom of the hill to help with the heat.

Marlene said...

You're brave to even consider running up and down that hill 10 times. Could be something good to work towards!

Have a great weekend and stay cool!


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