Sunday, July 9, 2017

This Week in Running 7/2 - 7/8

DayMileage / WorkoutComments
SundayOffDid some hiking -- about 4 miles
MondayOffTravel Day
Tuesday5Elko 4th of July 5K 
Friday13Legacy Half Marathon
Total miles for the week: 18; YTD: 1001

Week's Summary

Well this week was a lot of recovery.  With the temperatures increasing and my knee increasingly less happy I opted to take most of the week off.  It was also ungodly hot in the area.

I did some cross training by hiking to Adams Canyon on Sunday.  That is always a good way to get the heart moving, building some leg strength and getting some cardiovascular work in without the stress of speed work.  I still enjoy driving past people on my way up.

Thanks Atlantis for a nice stay in Reno

All the wrong food

After the race on Tuesday I spent the week eating all the wrong things in Reno.  Shari and I had scored some free stays out there so as part of a 4th of July getaway, we spent most of the week out there relaxing and seeing friends.

My knee was significantly better but as soon as I started to run on it on Friday night, I could feel it act up.  And throughout Saturday I felt it complain once in a while as well.  So the rubbing of what I think is the patella tendon rubbing against my knee cap is directly effected by running.  Go figure.

Hopefully I can muster up the motivation this week to log some miles.  It is just so bloody hot.

Cat Update

Well, who would've guessed?  I am now the owner of a cat, which I named Oreana.  Every time I've driven to Reno from Salt Lake, I'd see the exit for Oreana and Rochester Nevada and figured what a cool name Oreana was.  You don't hear it too often and it sort of has a mysterious vibe to it -- at least to me.

I was joking to Shari that if I had a kid that I'd name it Oreana (presumably if it was a girl) and Midas if it was a boy (another Nevada town).

During our trip to Reno we were concerned about the cat I had found and were worried about its treatment at the shelter.  I knew when I came home on Friday after work that I was going to be the owner of the one I found on the bike trail.

Oreana is a cutie and a total lover and seems to be really good.  I do not think she was a feral, but a cat that was either lost or had escaped.  She seemed right at home in my house.  She isn't spayed and has a full set of claws... so maybe she is a feral.  But she seems too well-adjusted and friendly to humans to be wild.

I am looking for "cat lost" signs on the bike trail every time I go, but for now it is looking like she is mine.

The vet gave her a clean bill of health and she appears to be 3 or 4 years old.

Upcoming Races

07/14: Glowstick 10K - South Jordan, UT (Confirmed)
07/22: Handcart Half Marathon - Bountiful, UT (Confirmed)
08/19: Dam Train Race - 12 KM Race - Midway, UT (Confirmed)
11/12: Las Vegas Marathon - Las Vegas, NV (Confirmed)
04/21: Salt Lake City Marathon - Salt Lake City, UT (Confirmed (2018))

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