...but only for 6 days. But, that's a lot. And I felt it - sluggish and just down. So, tonight, I headed out and ran on the Riverwalk Museum Reach. It's not a fast run, especially with tourists in town for the Alamo Bowl and holidays, but it was nice. Then, I hit the mini Wednesday night farmers market for veggies for dinner. It is amazing how much an easy run and a fresh meal clears my head - and gets me back on track when I'm not on a training schedule. Next 'race' up - Cobweb Chaser, January 1. Yep, it's the way to start another running year.
Every year, a bunch of us 'stray dogs' get together for a holiday celebration. This year, we had dinner at Picante Grill (their service just keeps getting worse), exchanged small gifts (I returned to giving out reusable shopping bags), and headed to the University of the Incarnate Word to admire their lights. I always enjoy this gathering of buddies.
Thanks to Jill Acha for the pics!
and here's my little podcar, enjoying the Christmas spirit!
Happy holidays to all - and may you run many miles in the New Year (or laugh at me trying to). Love, Sal
I woke up Saturday morning and did not even feel like running a 5k. Unfortunately, I was registered for a 10 miler. So, I made it out to Mission County Park and gutted this one out, bouncy bridges and all. But, the weather was decent (not as cold as past years) and it was a nice run.
Well, the course was a little short, but this was a nice fun run in the fog along the riverwalk. I run this route a lot, and it was fun to look across the river and see the fast folks heading back. A couple of Marines "threatened" to steal my MCM jacket (the race is a Toys for Tots benefit - and so I dressed in appropriate Marines gear). Afterward, I hit the farmer's market for postrace chow of beet and gargonzola salad. yum. This week is very very busy - and there's the SARR 10 miler on Saturday.
I should have carried my camera. I ran an easy run along the Riverwalk North tonight - along the way, I stopped at the boat locks and talked to the tourists in the boat - they were planning on Mexican food for dinner downtown and I gave my recommendations. I ran into a very friendly possum on the way back - he was content to lie there until I gave him a nudge (dogs were coming). Then, I returned to the Pearl Brewery, where I replenished my vegetable stores at the farmers market and played with the San Antonio Nature Hounds (I did not bring my hounds - they would have pushed me in the river). And then (and then) I ordered a veggiewich at Wheelie Gourmet and, while I waited for my sandwich, watched the cop do a pretty good job at Wii bowling (on the side of the mealtruck) and listened to the band. Surely (and don't call me Shirley) a nice run.
I was going to run the Jingle Paws 5k with Gwen tomorrow, but my shoulder still hurts and I do not feel like be dragged around by a pitoodle. So, tonight, I went for an easy run along the Riverwalk North and snapped some pics of the F.I.S.H.