Saturday, July 05, 2008

The Green Wall

No, it's not a running analogy, just my weeks project that goes on and on..
The cedar hedge is about 10 feet tall and it's getting harder to keep it under control. Might need a chainsaw instead of a trimmer next time around. But no harm done except for the sore muscles I've got. It's weird that when I start my arms are achy and sore but after a few minutes of swinging around they just feel tired.

Short easy 5 miler today in bright sunshine at 8:30am (temp of 17C/63F) after a night with little sleep due to the party and late drive back home. It was my sister Carol's 25th anniversary and we tried to give her a little surprise party. Unfortunately, they arrived early before most of the guests (they are always late but not this time). No harm done and we had a great time. Here are a few pictures I took. Note the lineup at the end of the original wedding party. Comparing this with the original 25 years ago is a real hoot but I don't have a copy of it right now.

Ran into a tri-running friend and we did a few miles together which was nice, though we did end up going a little faster than I wanted. This topped off a nice 57 mile week in 8hrs of training and I'm happy with how things are going so far. I was a little draggy early in the week but felt much better over the last few days and am looking forward to next week with more holidays to help keep me rested when not running or yard-working. Have a great weekend!

7/5/08
Training: ~5 miles easy (8:18 pace) watch stopped for 2 miles 8/10
Health: right ham still sore in center of muscle 7/10
Stretching: time for only a bit of stretching last night

1 comment:

J. Garry Power said...

Great pictures! I got get down there someday.