I am sick or ‘estoy enferma’ (I’m taking beginner Spanish and likely got that wrong). I decided to run today regardless and besides, the razor blades in my throat only feel dull now, not too sharp. I also heard that you can run sick as long as you don’t have a fever – probably heard that from an unreliable source, but I’m sticking with it. I also hit the pool bright and early this morning and had my butt kicked by the instructor. Sprint after sprint after sprint and I didn’t drown or faint so I figured I could run. Besides, Kobi needed a run regardless of my cold.
I decided to run after work on the trails in town as the trails out my way are nothing but mud right now. This way I could just haul Kobi back to town with me and then we’d hit the trails right after work. I also needed some running gear so as I was pulling out running attire, I realized that was coordinating everything to go with my purple runners.
I have to digress here for a minute as this is kind of funny. I was on-line window-shoe-shopping the other day and found some Saucony Kinvera 4’s in my size so I was all hot and bothered to order them as I wanted to try them so bad. I didn’t buy them as I know I need to give myself a “time-out” on any shoe purchase as I tend to buy things I don’t really need (kind of like giving yourself 24 hours to calm down before replying to an email that you gets you all fired up). Anyway, I was on my “time-out” and then forgot about the shoes until this morning when I saw these cool purple shoes tucked into my running shoe collection. Guess what they were? The Kinvera 4’s I wanted to buy! I already had a pair and totally forgot! How bad is that? I either have: A) too many running shoes, B) a very poor memory or, C) a dislike for them and therefore forgot about them. The answer is A and B as how could I not like a purple running shoe!
Now back to my fashion coordinating. I select some Lululemon capris with a purple highlight, a black Nike shirt with a subtle white/reflector highlight and a black hat with white highlights. This outfit tied in very nicely with the purple shoes and of course Kobi’s purple leash. Remember how I think the colour purple makes me run faster?
The run was good, but I was cold. In all my fashion coordinating, I neglected to remember gloves or ear warmers. I had also wanted to run intervals, but I ended up sort of doing a tempo run as my throat and lungs weren’t up to intervals.
As far as wildlife encounters: Kobi chased 3 grouse, 1 raven and 15 squirrels (6 on the way up and 9 on the way back, likely some repeats). She also had two poops conveniently by garbage receptacles so I could be the responsible dog owner and clean up after her without having to carry a poop bag for miles, although it did help with the cold hands (gross hey?).