Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Morning Run

Well, running in the morning is DEFINITELY the way to go! It has to be about 20 degrees cooler, and that is NOT an exaggeration! I am training for the New York City Marathon on November 1 and I'm using Focus-N-Fly, an online training program. I love it because, much like when I trained with Team in Training, they tell you how much you should do each day, intensity, etc.

Anyway, this morning I was scheduled to only do two miles, which I did not mind at all because I'm still getting used to the heat. Two days ago I did 3.5 miles at 8:00 pm and the temperature was 93 degrees and the heat index 101. I seriously thought I had melted. This morning was great because it was soooooo much cooler. I would say it's in the low 80s with humidity, but just felt better. I also picked a less traveled path. One mile into my run a deer and I spotted each other. We were on opposite sides of the road. I stopped and slowly continued forward, she stopped grazing and watched me and we did a slow walk-by with each other and continued on our way. About 200 feet later there was another deer and we had a similar encounter.

It is a gorgeous morning here in Sulphur and I thoroughly love having the time to get up and go for a run in the morning before work. The smells are great, the trees are awesome, and it is truly wonderful to live 1/4 mile from the park entrance and have the opportunity to use the park as my running grounds.


dtenright said...

Bison, your favorite ice cream, good coffee and the uniform! You look wonderful in your uniform!! So glad that you are able to continue your marathon training. Be careful in the heat!

Danielle said...

Woo hoo! I jumped up and down at work when I saw the pic of you in your Ranger uniform. It suits you to a T! I absolutely love that pic of you next to the park's sign.

I am heartened to hear that you are already scoping out the cuisine of the local area. But tell me, are you getting enough fountain Diet Coke? ;-)

We miss you but will be tracking your blog closely!

Kaye said...

Loved the hat - definitely a fashion statement.

Horny Toads! They are Ft Worth's TCU(TX Christian Univ)'s mascot.

Anonymous said...

Loving the blog Ms. Trenkle! It's so cool that you're a park ranger.