Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Thankful for routine things
Two Rock Repeats today, followed by a few miles with the Buffaloes. Tonight, 6 miles with the Wednesday night group at Runner's Roost. I'm feeling good and recovered from the race, just sleep deprived. I'm taking care of all sorts of errands and business this week, all the pleasant things I get to do this time of year, like taxes.
But I am thankful for these routine things. Any unpleasantness is forgotten when I think of the alternative. I have a job, I get to pay taxes. I have my eyes, teeth, and breasts, so I get to get my eyes checked, go to the dentist, and get a mammogram. I have two beautiful Australian Shepherds, and I get to pick up after them, in our backyard.
I did have my eye exam Monday and I'm getting new glasses. Not quite ready for reading glasses, but getting closer all the time. I had to wait until after dark to go running Monday, my pupils were still huge for 10 hours after my appointment. They always say it will resolve in 4 hours but it always takes so much longer for me. Same with the dentist, it never wears off until the next day. And next week is my favorite, the mammogram, the giant two-way ironing board. Can't wait.
The Southridge trail at Horsetooth Mountain Park was snowpacked and icy for about half the distance. Slowed me down a little, but I felt good climbing. I haven't worked on my powerwalk much so this was a good chance to do it. With Old Pueblo coming up, I needed to inoculate my quads with some downhill running. This whole winter has consisted of running on pavement, mostly the concrete bike paths! It felt so good to run dirt during the Pemberton race and today on Horsetooth Mountain.
Still waiting for some warm weather to happen, so I can clean up the yard. For now, we're just adding to the spring cleanup with every bowl of dog food...
But I can be thankful that the grass will be green this spring.