Run of the Day: 5 miles, untimed
I am happy to report that there was no lower back pain during or after today’s run! Yay! Cautiously hoping that Sunday’s issue really was a one time occurance…
As usual on Monday, I swept the beginner trail running group. I ended up running with a lovely lady named Jennifer and I enjoyed getting to know her. It was intensely humid, as you can see from my completely drenched selfie above, but it didn’t feel too hot thanks to the elevation. We ran along one of my favorite trails, Mountain Mist, and we even saw a pretty little doe chilling out not even a few feet from the trail. She was laying on the ground beside a fallen tree and surprisingly didn’t run away when we approached. We stopped to look at her and after a few minutes she got up and trotted away. Tamest deer I’ve ever seen!
Before the run I left some chili at home on the stove simmering away. I asked Scott to stir it occasionally and turn it off in about an hour. Well… he got caught up working on something on his computer and completely forgot about the chili. When I got home— MONSTROCITY. I didn’t realize it was possible to burn something that is primarily liquid. Ha, poor scott, he felt SO BAD. We ended up laughing about it and just going to Panera Bread to get a salad for dinner. We shared a chocolate chip cookie for dessert, all was well.
(I just hope my Le Creuset is salvageable….)