Sunday, November 29, 2009

25 miles this week!!

25.7 miles to be exact!!  The last time I had 25 miles was the week of September 7-13, I had 28 that week and thought I was right on track for the 25K I was planning to run a month later but I pulled my hamstring again the following week.  
Yesterday I ran 10 miles after work.  It was 45 degrees and sunny.  I wore a short sleeve shirt under a long sleeve shirt and took the short sleeve shirt off after 5 miles.  I ran a loop and came back to my car to drink then continued on.  I really slowed down the last 2 miles.  At times my right hamstring hurt a little but I never pulled it.  It was sore today so I didn't run.   It's not like when I pulled it and I am really hoping that I don't start pulling it again. 
After running I went to Panera Bread to study.  The music they were playing was very annoying.  I did manage to get a lot done.  I have 3 more weeks of classes and I am so ready for this semester to be over.  
I had pretty much given up on the idea of having over 1000 miles this year.  I have had over 1000 miles the last 3 years.  With all the hamstring pulling and low mileage I figured it was out of reach this year.  Well, last week I passed 900 miles so then I wondered if maybe I could do it.  This week I now have 929 miles for the year which leaves 71 miles to reach 1000 and there is still 4 1/2 weeks left!!  I think I can do it, I HAVE to do it!   I will have to run less than 20 miles per week to do it.  
I keep a running log book.  The one I use is by Runner's World.  I've used this same one for years, it's very simple.  Each 2 page spread is one week with a section for each day and a box for weekly mileage and year to date mileage.  I love watching the year to date mileage climb each week.  It's what keeps me going, I find it very motivational.  Then comes December 31/January 1 and my mileage goes from over 1000 to ZERO overnight.  If I do decide to run a spring marathon it won't take long for the miles to start adding up again.  I guess I better start thinking seriously about it because Feb. 6 is 16 weeks out from the marathon and I will need to start training.  If I keep up the mileage I am running right now I will have plenty of base to start training on Feb. 6.  Jan 23 is 18 weeks out, some training plans are 18 weeks.  The marathon I am thinking about running fills up well before the date. (Memorial Day weekend) The half marathon fills up in January.  I just don't like winter and snow and cold, it's so hard to get my butt out the door to run.  Last winter there were more weeks than I'd like to admit that the only times I ran were Tuesday mornings and Thursday nights, both running groups.  The Tuesday mornings were on an indoor track, the Thursday nights were outside.  Next semester both of my classes will be on Wednesday and I will have a 3 hour break between them so I am thinking that I could go running then go shower at the gym and head back to school with time to spare.  
If I decide to run a spring marathon maybe I should take a weekend to go somewhere warm to do my long run!!!!!!!!! yeah right!!!!!!!  I can dream!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Just say NO to shopping on black Friday!!

It's 2:30 pm on black Friday and I haven't been to a store yet!!! I will be going for a short run in a little while. I will be driving right past Best Buy, Kohl's and Target on my way to the trail to run!! I won't even feel the slightest urge to turn in!  I have no deisre to join in the madness.
My daughter was at JC Penney at 4am, she wanted to do it just once, she said.  She says she was in and out in about 5 minutes to buy a pair of jeans that were $14.00 in the wee hours of the morning only.  She then went to Walmart but turned around and left as soon as she was in the door, she said she had never seen anything like it.  It was crammed with people, she didn't know how she would have walked back to the DVDs which are in the back.  I wonder if she took a picture, I'll have to ask her later.  She then went to Target which was the late opener at a very late 5am!  She then went to Best Buy after that.  Then her and her friend had breakfast and she was home at 10:15.  She is now sound asleep in the living room.  I didn't even wake her up when I made myself some lunch!! 

I guess I should get back to my homework.  The end of the semester is so close and I am so ready for it to be over. 

If I ignore it will it go away?

HAPPY BLACK FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  

When did they start calling it Black Friday?  Eariler in the week I saw signs on a couple of stores that said they were opening at 4AM on Friday.  FOUR AM???? WHY?????  Where will I be at 4 AM? Hmmmm...oh, I know....I will be in my bed wrapped up in my flannel sheets and fleece blankies SLEEPING!!!!  No shopping for me, no lining up in the dark waiting for stores to open for me.  I would much rather go for a run.  Maybe I will dress in black and go for a black Friday run!!  I did see some black Friday races advertised but they weren't close by.  I need to do homework too, I did very little this evening. 
My daughter and I went to see the new Christmas Carol movie this afternoon.  It was in 3D. That was the first time I've ever been to a 3D movie.  

If I ignore the holday season that is upon us will it go away?   I really feel like digging my John Grisham Skipping Christmas book out and re-reading it.  I like that Dude's idea and how he sticks to it!!  (too bad he doesn't get to go on the cruise in the end) 

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Turkey Trot

I got up early this morning to go run 6.2 miles!!  I ran a very informal turkey trot held at the YMCA I belong to.  It was fun.  The course was a 5K course with the option to run it once or twice.  I suggested that last year and everyone thought I was nuts!!  I wanted to run 10K since there is no Thursday night group run tonight. My friend, Carol, said she'd run with me.  Carol has been running good lately, she has been Miss Speedy lately!  She's been winning or placing in her age group (same age group as me) in everything she enters lately.  I didn't want to hold her back but she insisted.  She took off at the end and finished just ahead of me on the UPHILL finishI had just over 55 minutes which is right around 8:50 pace.  I haven't run that fast that far in a very long time so I am happy with it.  She was talking the whole time, I had a very hard time talking.  9 minutes is about where running becomes a non-conversational pace for me.  
I can't believe what I did, I forgot to clear my last run out of my Garmin before the race.  
Well, just got a call, time to head out to Grandma's for dinner!!  Good thing I've already pre-burned 600 calories!!!!  

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Give Thanks

O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. --Psalm 136:01

6 miles

Yesterday was another great November running day!  Once again in late November in Michigan I was able to run in short tights and just one shirt layer!!  How often does that happen?  Late in my run I was pushing up the sleeves thinking I should have worn short sleeves!!  Just before the trail parking lot I saw one of those signs with the temperature that said 52 degrees.  I ran 6 miles!  I even managed to stay under a 9:30 pace!  I feel like I am on my way back to running like I used to.  This weekend will mark 10 weeks since the last hamstring pull.  

Hard to believe it's that time of year again. Yippie.  If I ignore it will it go away? 
My mileage is so below what it usually is and I'm not doing the workout classes I usually do since going to school this semester which sounds like a holiday weight gain disaster waiting to happen. 
I will be running a 10K in the morning.  Right now I'm not even sure what we are doing for dinner so maybe there won't be any huge dinners!! My daughter will be home from college and we are planning on going to a movie in the evening.  

Happy Thanksgiving to anyone who may happen to read this!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

running in shorts on Nov 21

Is it really November 21st?  I ran 10.5 miles this afternoon in shorts & short sleeves!  It's weird but I'm not going to argue!  I had a great run.  I ran at my 2nd favorite running place, Gallup Park.  I parked in the boat launch parking lot, ran the loop to Furstenburg Park and back then continued on around the other side of the park to the loop to Parker Mill and back to my car which was 7 miles. Stopped at the car for a drink and gu chomps (they're ok) then I decided to do something I very soon regretted!! I decided the loop around the arboretum would be just the right distance to make 10 miles.  I guess I had forgotten that trek up Geddes Ave to the entrance to the Arb....UPHILL ALL THE WAY OVER A MILE.  I finally got to the Arb and by going this way I got to run DOWN the famous Arb hill!!!!  (all because I like loops and not out and back runs)  After that it was pretty flat all the way back to Gallup. I ran along the river and through the something-prairie (can't remember the name)  crossed the RR tracks (shhhhhh don't tell anyone) and back to Gallup.  It was a little longer than I remember, I hit 10.5 miles when I got back to the main parking lot so I stopped and walked around to where I parked, about 1/4 mile, which is good for me anyway.  I brought my bio books with the intention of going somewhere to work after running.  I changed in the back seat of the car.  I took a wet washcloth in a ziploc baggie.  I put the baggie in the window when I stopped at the car for a drink because sun was shining in on the dashboard.  After my run the baggie was warm, the washcloth wasn't really warm but it wasn't cold either.  I used it to wipe the sweat off, changed and headed off to Panera Bread for lunch and studying.  I got quite a lot done.  I knew that if I went somewhere I'd sit and actually do the work, at home I'd have taken a shower first and would have found a way to get distracted.  Oh, I almost forgot, I saw a pair of mallard ducks right as I was getting back to my car.  Nobody was launching any boats at the boat launch today so they were just hanging out.  I got my camera out of the car and took a couple pictures.  I will add them to the post when I get home as I don't have the camera cord here.
Here is the Garmin map of my run:  my 10.5 mile run
Well, it's time to head home.  It was a great day for a run.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Once again...the old lady comes in 1st place!!!

This is getting to be so much fun!!  Today was exam day in Human Bio class.  This test was hard, very complicated stuff like the nervous system and endocrine system and a bunch of other stuff too. 
I again got the highest grade in the class!! 
I had my laptop with me today and I checked for grades just before heading to lab but they weren't posted.  When the teacher got there he said he got them posted but since it was time to start lab I wasn't able to look.  When we were cleaning up another student asked if I had my computer with me so we could look up the grades.  I was all nervous, I wasn't sure how I did and I didn't want to click on the word "grades" but when I did there was my ID# right up there at the top of the list!!!!!  The student who was looking at the grades with me had been .02 of a percentage point ahead of me but I had passed him!!!  The teacher was laughing at us!  We admitted we were total nerds!! 
Tonight I ran an 8K in a big park where they put up a huge drive through light display every year.  Opening night they have a run through it.  It's fun, there are no bibs or time or winners, I think they do it for the $$ to help pay for the HUGE electric bill they must get every January!  The tshirt is really cool this year.  I like it. I remember doing this run last year, it was FREEZING.  This year it was somewhere around 50.  I only wore 1 layer! 
Well, I have a paper to work on, I totally ignored this paper and another assignment I have for english class all weekend so I could study for the bio test. 

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Is it really November?

What a beautiful day today! It was in the high 50s and maybe even low 60s all day.  I had to work until 4:30 and after work went to the park to go running.  I ran in shorts and short sleeve shirt on November 14th!!! The only problem was that I ran out of daylight and could only run 5 miles.  I wanted to run more.  I didn't think I should be out alone after dark even though this park is in a good area. 
The wooded trail is so different than the last time I ran through there, the leaves are all off the trees now and the weeds have died down so you can see the river clearly now.  The trail was covered in a thick layer of leaves which made it slippery and hides the tree roots and rocks.  I stumbled on a rock once but didn't fall.  Even though I was running in the last hour of daylight I saw lots of others out there running too!  I love being out running and seeing other people doing it too.  When I run the roads around where I live I never see anyone else running. 

This is one cool dude!!

I saw this in last Sunday's Detroit Free Press and went looking for more information online.
In Illinois a 101 yr old dude just bought a new 2010 Camaro!! YES, one hundred one years old!  I found youtube videos of him and the car.  His name is Virgil Coffman.  I absolutely love what he says..."Who cares what you drive, whether you're 100 or 50."  In other words, no old fogie Cadillacs for this dude!!!  Who knows, in 2063 I could be buying a brand new Jeep!!
YOU ROCK, Virgil Coffman!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Info from Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009 Detroit Free Press print edition, page 2B and youtube video.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Runner party tonight!

Just takin a break from studying. 
Tonight the running group I've had to give up going to this semester is having a party!! I can't wait!  I miss those ladies so much.  I can't wait to see them again.  I can't wait until this semester is over so I can again go back to Tuesday morning speedwork torture!!!!! Maybe I will actually get my speed back up again! 

Last night I ran 7.5 with the Thursday night group I go to.  We start out together for about 1.5 mile then the speedys go on ahead and we kind of spread out.  I wonder what we looked like when we were still all together, it was dark, there were 8 of us running in a group all wearing either reflective vests or reflective stripes on jackets, and headlamps, wonder what that looked like to oncoming traffic!  We start out on a main road but it has a sidewalk so we weren't in the road.  Most of our run is on dirt roads.

OK, back to studying.  I have to work tomorrow so have to get as much as possible done today before I go to the party.  Big exam on Tuesday in bio. 
I'll go running in one of the parks after work tomorrow--can't wait!!!! 

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Another Nicholas Sparks book is made into a movie!

After school today I went for a run then went to a movie.  (Ok, I came home and showered first!)  I went to see the Amelia Earhart  movie.  One of the previews was for Dear John which is a Nicholas Sparks book.  I read it a few months ago.  The movie doesn't come out until February.  Why do they do that?  They go and show the preview then say you have to wait 3 months to see it???  Oh well.  I like Nicholas Sparks' books.  Every time a new one comes out I anxiously wait until it comes out in paperback to buy it.  They can tell you when it's scheduled to come out in paperback at Borders or Barnes & Noble when it first comes out.  Why don't they just make books in both hard and paper covers right away?????  Anyway...back to the movie I saw tonight...
This is kinda funny...I don't know that much about Amelia Earhart but I do know who she is and I know that she disappeared flying a plane many years ago.  Sooooooo.....knowing that, why was I sitting there during the movie on pins and needles hoping that she finds the little island and lands safely??????  I already  knew what happened to her.  Did I really think they were going to rewrite history??  I never knew that she was married so I learned something new!
I can't wait to see the new Christmas Carol movie, maybe next Tuesday.  (Tuesday is $5.00 day at NCG Cinemas.) 

Saturday, November 7, 2009

I am officially a nerd!

Yep, I'm officially a nerd now! Today I was inducted into Phi Theta Kappa which is the National Honor Society for community college students. I'm pretty excited about it!  They said that less than 10% of the students at the college I'm going to are elgible to be in it.
Here is a picture of me with my sash on that I will wear on my gown when I graduate.  Until then I have to put it away and not lose it!  I put it in my closet, folded and in a plastic bag. Now I have it written down where it is!  I was surprised that they gave the sashes out today, I figured they'd do that at the time of graduation. I am going to my first meeting on Wednesday.  The first thing I am going to volunteer to help with is a food drive for a womens shelter. 
After the ceremony I celebrated by going to the trail, changing out of my dress into running clothes and running 10 miles!  This is the first double-digit run I've done since September 12.  I pulled my hamstring again during the following week.  It's been 7 weeks now since I last pulled it, do I dare dream about running another marathon?  It was a beautiful day today, I ran in shorts and a sleeveless shirt!  I ran pretty good for 8.5 miles, the last 1.5 got tough.  I am sore now.  I ran on the Falling Waters Trail, it's a paved rail to trail.  It's very nice, most of it is wooded and there are some ponds at places.  There aren't too many road crossings after the first 1.5 miles. It is a great thing to have in this area...however...I don't like out and back runs, I much prefer loops. 
This is the map of my run of today:
This is the map of my favorite running route at Bandemer Park in Ann Arbor:
You have to admit the straight line is pretty boring!! I know, part of my favorite route is out and back...but that is a very scenic section!  It is right alongside the Huron River and I will try to explain this: the section between Broadway St. (the trail actually goes UNDER the road) and toward Main St. (it looks like I ran down the middle of the river on the map) is a dirt trail with the Huron River on one side and the other side is what is called a headrace (I think that's what it is called) from a dam (where I cross from one side of the river to the other-that is a bridge over a dam).  It's really cool running through there, I like it.  That dam is probably going to be removed and, as I understand it, the headrace will no longer be there.  I'm writing a paper for my writing class on the dam removal!  I was against it until I started reading more about it; I still hate to see it go (and hope it doesn't) but can understand the reasons now.  Maybe I will write about that here after I finish my paper.  I am facinated by that dam!  When I cross over the bridge the water on one side is barely moving but it comes rushing out the other side all white and foamy.  It is so cool, sometimes I pause from my run and watch it.  I guess it doesn't take much to amuse me! 
Well, this honor student/runner is tired and needs to get some sleep!  I didn't do any homework today so guess what I am going to be doing tomorrow!

Friday, November 6, 2009

What happened to college in 25 years?

As I've written before, I went back to college in January of this year.  I am now in my 3rd semester.  Until this semester my classes were all online. This is my first semester of on campus classes.   I knew it would be different than when I went to college in 1980 but I had no idea how different.  The first day of my bio class the first thing the proffessor said is NO CELL PHONES IN MY CLASS.  He was very adamant about it, said he did not want to hear a cell phone ring.  I was surprised that he had to announce that, I would think it would be the way it is.  So far I've never heard any cell phones ring but all during class students get up and walk out the door to answer their cell phones!!  The lecture is an hour and a half and people are in and out the door the whole time, I don't know if they are going to the restroom or answering cell phones or what but it's just weird, that never happened when I was in college before.  Two young girls sit behind me and they talk most of the time class is in session.  Yesterday the teacher looked up there and asked if they had a question and one of the girls said, "oh, no, sorry, we were just talking."  Apparently she didn't see anything wrong with it!
I also have an english class, it's a writing class.  It's one of those classes that is required for any major, I think everybody takes it.  The english classes I took years ago transferred but they were not the equivalent of  this one so I had to take it.  It's a writing class and we write essays.  The classrooms in this building (a rather new building) are clustered around a central room that is full of laptop computers.  When class starts we go into the room and get a laptop and when it is work time we use them to work on our essays.  When the teacher is going to talk he first asks everyone to close any open laptops and won't start until they are all closed.  Last week he forgot to do that, he just started the lesson.  I could see 3 students using their laptops while he was talking.  One of them was on her Facebook page and was chatting in the little box in the corner.  I could not see what was on the screen of one of them but he was sharing it with another student and they were definitely watching something on that computer screen and not the teacher, I have a feeling it was youtube videos.  Yesterday the same girl was chatting on Facebook and the girl sitting next to her was posting pics on her Facebook.  The teacher also caught a girl working on homework for another class.  My favorite thing is when the teacher gives a due date or an instruction of some kind and within 30 seconds someone asks the due date.  Last week he handed out a paper with information on an assignment and the due date was on the paper, sure enough less than a minute after handing it out you heard the familiar, "when's it due?"  It's also surprising how many just don't do the work.  The last paper was a research paper requiring at least 2 sources.  Our book outlines how to cite sources using the MLA format.  There is an example for every possible thing that could be cited.  Each example is broken down into sections, even spaces and periods are pointed out.  Each section is highlighted in a different color, even the spaces and periods.  Yes, this is complicated but with these examples it is very doable.  The teacher actually showed several works cited pages that were turned in with essays, there was no resemblance at all to the MLA format.  I can only wonder where they got the ideas that they were doing it right.  Our teacher said over and over and over many many many times (yes, really that many times!) that URLs are no longer given but over half the essays had them in either the in-text citations or the works cited.  The guy was soooooooo frustrated. 
I'm also surprised at how many younger students miss class all the time or they never stay for the whole class.  I didn't know it was an option to leave before class was over, you never saw this when I was in college before. 
One thing that is different now that I really like is that after taking an exam within a couple hours the grades are posted online!  The last exam was on a Thursday and during a break in english class I logged into the class website and saw my grade about 2.5 hours after taking the exam.  I like that!  I would not have liked waiting until the following Tuesday to get the exam back and find out what I got for a grade.  Emailing professors is a very easy way to ask them questions or get information.  I don't email professors very often but when I have they have responded right away. 
Well, this post is getting really long so I will wrap it up.  I could go on and on about the things I see in classes but I will stop! 
This Saturday I will become a member of Phi Theta Kappa which is the National Honor Society for community college students!! 

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Singing in the movie theater

Tonight I went to see one of those special one showing movies.  It was about a christian group from Australia called Hillsong United, the movie was called Hillsong United We're all in this Together.  It was about the things they've seen as they've travelled the world performing concerts.  The first 30 minutes was supposed to be the band singing new songs that have never been performed before and it was live.  I didn't know that but that's what people were saying.  Anyway, the live part started but there was no sound and the people at the movie theater said they were working on it then they said that they had called somebody to find out what to do.  A man stood up and said that while we are waiting to hear Hillsong United 2 boys from their youth group would lead everyone in singing their songs.  It was really cool!  I just recently discovered Hillsong United so I do not know any of the songs but I was enjoying the young people singing.  Then they got a girl to sing a song that they said was too high for them.  She didn't want to do it but many people in the theater were asking her to do it.  She had barely started (and she had a beautiful voice) and the sound came on so we got to hear the last 2 songs, I really liked what I heard.  The movie was good, it was a lot to take in.  Since I've been home I have been sitting here watching and listening to youtube videos of Hillsong United instead of studying for tomorrows classes.  Oops!!!
I just thought that was the neatest thing for those 2 teenagers to do at the movie theater when the sound wasn't working!

"Make a joyful noise unto the Lord...come before his presence with singing." --Holy Bible

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

OH YEAH! The old lady aces another test!

I had a test in Human Bio lab today.  The test was on the muscles and organs of the cats we have been disecting for the last 4 weeks.  The test consisted of pins with numbered flags pinned in the organs and muscles of the disected cats.  We had a numbered answer sheet on which we had to write the name of the structure next to the proper number.  I (the oldest student in the class) got them all right!!!  I got the only 100% on the first lab test which was on bones.  I won't know how I did in comparison with everyone else until scores are posted on Thursday after the other section of lab takes their test. 
I'm actually really glad I don't have to look at those dead cats again.  It didn't bother me disecting them but it wasn't exactly enjoyable.
After school I went over to the trail, changed in the backseat of my car and went for a 5 mile run-2.5 miles out and back and I even negative split!!!  I forgot my Garmin but I know where to turn around to run 3, 4 or 5 miles so I used my watch and hit the split button when I turned around.  I was almost a minute faster coming back.  I picked it up a couple times paying close attention to my hamstring, if there had been even the slightest twinges I'd have stopped but everything was ok.   I do speedwork with a group of mostly women on Tuesday mornings but have had to reluctantly give that up this semester since I had to take a class on Tuesdays.  I will be back with them as soon as this semester is over.  I already know that both of my classes will be on Wednesdays next semester, I will be at school ALL day on Wednesdays.  I am excited to get back running with them again but also a bit afraid of the hamstring.  It was during one of those speed workouts that I first pulled a hamstring muscle.  We were doing 800s and I was running good, I surprised myself on the first one, I think it happened on the 2nd lap of the 2nd 800.  It felt like somebody stabbed me in the back of the leg with an ice pick.  It just happened out of the blue, no warning, I went from running fine to almost falling it hurt so bad.  It's been a recurring thing all summer but it's been almost 7 weeks now since the last time so I am hoping I can get on with running again and build my speed and endurance back up again.
Well, it's off to bed, I have a huge day of studying tomorrow.  We are studying the nervous system, what a complicated thing that is!  Soooooo much to learn.  The teacher records the lectures and puts them online so I listen to them and go over my notes and add to them and change things I wrote the first time.  Sometimes I wonder what I was thinking when I wrote something, it's kind of funny.   It definitely helps me but I was asking others if they use the recordings and it seems that very few do.  Told you I have become a total NERD!!
I tried a new recipe using quinoa tonight.  I had never used it before.  I like it.  It's not a pasta; it's a grain.  I am going to try red quinoa next. 
Time for bed

Monday, November 2, 2009

the sights and sounds of fall running

Yesterday I got out and ran! I ran 8.5 miles. I am running slower these days since the hamstring pulls but I am slowly working my way back to around a 9 min pace. I ran good for 7 miles then started to feel some twinges in the back of my leg. I told my hamstring muscles to behave. (Yes, I said it out loud!) I concentrated on my form and keeping my upper body upright because it tends to start sagging when I get tired. That seemed to help. I was starting to slow down too, I've really lost my endurance. I really ran slow the last half mile but afterwards I felt good. I was a little stiff later on but overall I felt great.
Some of the sights and sounds from my run: Leaves everywhere! I saw people raking leaves at 2 different houses. I saw (and heard) a guy blowing the leaves across the road to the edge of a field. I saw someone using their lawn mower and a big bagging thingy on it to pick of leaves. No burning leaves, thank goodness. Many times in fall when I go running someone will be burning leaves and I end up breathing in the smoke and then I can taste burning leaves for the rest of my run EWWWWWWWW!
I saw a combine in a soybean field and was passed by a tractor pulling something behind it.
I saw an unusual and unexpected thing for this time of year, I saw a newborn calf. It was in the corner of a pasture at the intersection of 2 roads, The mom cow was standing by it. I stopped and looked at it, it was sooooo cute. He tried to run away but he was still wobbly on his legs. I continued on and passed this spot again about 30 minutes later and the calf was still there in the corner of the pasture, this time all by itself. I wasn't that far from home so when I got home I drove back to that spot and took a picture of the little guy! I will try to put the picture on here if I can. That is odd for this time of year, calfs are usually born in spring.
I run on rural roads around where I live when I run from home. The road I live on is a main road so it is quite busy. I run on some roads that have very little traffic and I am able to run in the middle if I feel like it! I don't listen to music when I run so I am able to hear a car coming. Tomorrow I have a test in Biology lab. I'm very confident that I know the material. I didn't get to run today. I had to work a few hours today. I work part time and since going back to school it's more like part part time! Tomorrow I will run after school at a paved trail near school. I pack running clothes then change in the back seat of my car in the trail parking lot!! That's why they invented tinted windows-so people can change their clothes in the car!!
Well, I just did the picture and it came out at the top of the post!! That's the little guy I saw yesterday on my run! Isn't he/she soooooo cute!!!!