Friday, August 18, 2006

Early AM Company

I had such an excellent morning run this morning that I just had to share it…got out the door at 5:27, that was even with getting up and deciding I needed to wash my sheets so pulled them off the bed (yet make the bed back up without new sheets, as I didn’t have time). I had gone to bed early last night so I was awake before my alarm and actually felt awake for the first time all week (at 5:15). I was out the door and we are under rain storm threats right now, so it was humid, which was actually good cause it was warm, probably 65, feeling to me, it’s been kind of chilly all week (remember I don’t like the cold running!!). Anyway, I got about 1.5 miles into my run and saw a deer in the street ahead of me, as I got to the point where it had been running too, I was looking for it and saw it now running the same direction as me, across the front yard of one of the houses I run past often, and then it stopped and as I came up to where it was stopped I noticed a fawn standing next to it, and as I was going PAST where they were, I noticed a second fawn…right there in the middle of the city I live in, a first tier suburb of Minneapolis, a city of 350,000 or so people (entire metro of about 2 million) was a doe and two fawns…I wish I had had my camera, but the picture shows what I saw, only imagine a nice suburban house behind them instead of the woods!! This isn't the first time I've seen deer (saw one a couple of weeks ago on a Friday long run) and I've also seen, at different times, red fox...I tell you, the city I live in is where everyone wants to live!!

I finished off the 3.75 miles I was running at an easy pace of 8:41 and headed off to strength train and get to my desk, still just before 7:30 even with the hours change I have to make (tonight my boss and boss’ boss are gone so I’m leaving at 4!! I’ve been given a week to adjust my hours). Tomorrow is a planned 22 miler…it’s supposed to rain…starting tonight at 9…continuing into the AM tomorrow…oh well…good thing I like running in the rain!!


The Spandex-King said...

Makes you wonder how anyone can shoot them. Good luck in the rain

Firefly's Running said...

AWWWWWWW! HOW COOL! I just HOPE that the rain holds off tommorow AM. I do NOT want to run 4 or 6 miles on the treadmill...PLEASE!

Kurt said...

Hey running in the rain is a manly thing to do!

We have deer all over the place here. They are cute but a real issue with the cars here.

Send some of your cold weather here, it is still hot and I am having to suffer by going to the beach a lot still!