Seen on the run (August 6, 2017)

We did the longer Dobie Mountain circuit, plus a little extra AT mileage to make it an even ten.

It was a beautiful morning for a run. Almost chilly at the start.

Lovely

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Seen on the run (August 5, 2017)

Super salty shorts

Fun with alliteration and crusty shorts (and arms and legs and face…)

Hey, at least it’s a dry heat, right?

First turtle I’ve seen in a while.

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Seen on the run (August 3, 2017)

I’ve run more miles this year than I ever have before, but they’ve all been slow, easy miles. The lack of intensity is probably how I’ve managed to avoid injury.

Now that I’m adding some hill and speed workouts, I’m paranoid that I’m going to end up injured again.

It’s hard to reign myself in, but I’m thinking I should keep the speed workouts to once every other week for a while (even though all I’m doing is trying to see the underside of a 9 minute mile for a few in a row.) 

Morning light.

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Seen on the run (August 2, 2017)

Rooftop overlooking the downtown mall. 

Not a bad place for a cup of coffee in the morning.

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Seen on the run (August 1, 2017)

A small bunny rabbit supervised my hill repeats. He was sitting in the grass munching away all three times I passed by.

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Seen on the run (July 30, 2017)

sor·row

ˈsärō,ˈsôrō/

noun

A feeling of deep distress caused by loss, disappointment, or other misfortune suffered by oneself or others

synonyms: sadness, despair, woe, heartache

I tried to save a tiny bird that had been hit by a car. It was stuck on its back with its little legs twitching, looking terrified. I felt like throwing up. I couldn’t just leave it there, so I gently scooped it up, but it died within seconds.

Its death was a relief, though. Seeing anything suffer makes me sick.

Watching a fish flopping and struggling on a pier in much the same way when I was fifteen is what made me decide to stop eating meat.

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    Seen on the run (July 29, 2017)

    Twenty miles, a bear and a swimming hole plunge. Followed by a beer and lunch on the patio at Smoked

    Pretty close to Saturday perfection.

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