Because I run the same course so often, (I’m not complaining, just stating) I know exactly where each mile marker is. The gate to the neighbor’s pasture is mile 1; the crazy bent tree is mile 4; just before the big corner is mile 5; etc. Today’s morning run was going smoothly: blue skies, and a good audio book in my ears. Then at mile 6 – I hear nothing – no announcement of my distance, no stating of
how slow I’m going my pace. I keep waiting and running. I know this is 6 miles, 6.25, 6.5 miles. Finally I get to my 7 mile mark (my scheduled distance) and pull out my phone. Its on some other section of my running app. I frantically (yes, I can get frantic if my gps is not correct) try to fix it. Then it says I have run 6.6 miles. WHAT? So I turn around and continue running until it finally says “Distance: 7 miles”.
When I got home, I retraced the route on my app and of course it said my mileage was actually 7.47 miles. I could sit back and smile. Now how silly was that? I am so hung up on this equipment that I let it take over my run! I am one of those crazy runners that if I get back to my car and it says 4.9 miles, I’ll run around my car till it says 5.0…..
I did make friends with some horses on my run. The gray came over to the fence and nuzzled with me. Very sweet. Hey wait a minute – maybe I can blame the horse for screwing up my GPS!
It was such a beautiful day, we decided to go for a drive. No where special just anywhere. Wyoming is where the deer and the antelope play….
Some amazing roads and views right near our house.
This is looking back at the road we live on.
Some adorable new calves.
Even the horses think this little calf is cute!
Plenty of last year’s leftovers for the critters.
We found a nice trail to get out with the dogs and stretch our legs.
Apparently this is a “curly-tails only” club.
When we got home, dinner was ready in the crockpot. Its something that I just made the first time by throwing together a few things but it came out surprisingly yummy, so I make it a lot now. Another recipe without red meat.
Chicken strips or pieces
1 onion sliced or chopped
6 carrots cut up
2-3 sweet potatoes cut up
2 jars of spaghetti (tomato) sauce
seasoned salt, basil, and/or any of your favorite seasonings
Place all into the crockpot and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
You know how when you really have a big workout and your legs are exhausted and walking downstairs seems a little to much to tackle?
I hope your weekend was awesome and your new week starts out on the right foot.