after he left, we decided we'd run far enough, so we settled in to grab some fiddleheads. tons of them in the fern garden!
is that the chattanooga choo choo'
wednesday i took the mighty alex out running - took a trip up k2. he said something about it being 'dirty' after taking 12 minutes to get to the top. it was at the bottom of the first hill on the dingle that things started to go wrong. i believe it was the left ankle that got twisted first . . . and with my usual amount of concern, i told him to walk it off. he seemed fine after a few minutes, and we were able to carry on. we made it to the extension of innis lake before heading back. i had 'just' finished asking about his ankle, and him responding 'fine', when i heard the sound of a large tree crashing down behind me. uh oh ! this sounded really bad ! upon inspection, i discovered that it was the other ankle this time. and it was way worse than the first. for the love of pete, why couldn't he have twisted the same one! and more importantly, HOW THE HELL WAS I GOING TO CARRY SOMEONE THIS SIZE OUT OF THE TRAIL????
now according to pylon rules, it's each man for himself, but technically, alex is not a pylon, and i felt obligated to stick around! (that and i'm sure he'd get me back with some diabolical wod once we got back to the gym.) in true tuff-guy fashion, he sucked it up and was able to walk back up the trail. i got him to head out to cooli's, while i ran down k2 to get the car, and drive over to pick him up. he sure was a sight walking half-naked down the side of a dirt road !!! and, turns out it was just a sprain, and he was back to working out the next day.
crossfit this week was insane as usual. alex is determined to get me to do a real pull-up, and has so far in april had me do 788 jumping ones. sorest muscle of the week had to be my abs - with 75 glute-ham situps, 75 hanging knees-to-elbows and 75 regular situps. owwww! also determined that my max deadlift for 3 reps is 195lbs. cool !
saturday i had a couple of clients - the artist and the glp - and then i headed out on the humber. saweet morning for sure. and thankyou alice, my legs felt amazing! my right foot sucked, but it just felt so good to have strong legs for a change that i kept going. got up into albion even.
after almost 18 miles in 3:22 i felt great - other than my stoopid foot of course. i finished up on castlederg, and got the bright idea to soak my feet in the humber just under the bridge. it was pretty chilly, but definitely numbed some of the pain. it was really nice sitting there, soaking in the sun and listening to the river bounce over the rocks.
and check out the artwork on the side of the bridge. pretty amazing !
finished off the day hiking with trailman on the rail trail, where we spotted 3 beavers by the big lodge almost at the gore. i just devoured a couple slices of pizza, and am planning on watching a couple episodes of 'picket fences' before heading to bed.
this is for you liz'bet . . .
'it's my life
and it's now or never
'cause i ain't gonna live forever
i just want to live while i'm alive
here's a pic of christine and mrs. gally. hard to believe she's 6 months pregnant - hell, i look more ready to give birth than she does!
after the run we hung out at timmies and discussed future adventures. something was mentioned about the leadville 100 - but that's for when babies have been delivered and feet are healed . . .
i had great plans to take the misfit over to inglewood in the afternoon, but i was beat. i had a nap, and then later lay on the deck of the treehouse, eating pizza and listening to my new windchimes.
here's alex and jim doing knees-to-elbows. whereas it took me 41 minutes to do this workout, it only took them 15. i think i have to practice a bit more!!!
check out the new team shirts !!!!
my legs were pretty much done from saturday, so i just puttered along, enjoying the weather and taking pics. here's one of a trillium just waiting to open.
and i knew the guys wouldn't believe me, so i had to get a pic of this little dude, sunning himself in some pine needles. good thing homey didn't see him!
what a great day! big thanks to the captain for designing and ordering our shirts. can't wait to show them off at one of the ous races this year. we're going to look especially fine in tennessee this june . . .
made it back to the 5th line still feeling good. stopped to pull some of the dirt out of my socks. check out the stoopid fly on my foot. oh, and check out my big toenail that's about to fall off!
it was at airport road that i realized i was out of water. gee, i should be fine, it's not THAT warm out. argh! it was the longest 30 minutes i'd run in awhile. i was very tempted to grab a drink out of the creek, but just couldn't stand the thought of potential beaver fever. knew it was bad when my tongue was firmly stuck to the roof of my mouth. stoopid dora !! finally made it back to my car and just lay in the grass for 10 minutes. will make sure NOT to do that again! AND must remember to get me one of these gadgets!!! thanks derrick!
this morning i had a great run on the humber. started before 8 so it was really quiet. did my final crossfit session of the week - another killer - and am about to head over to the grumpy little portugueses' for an easter egg hunt. just love all these holidays dedicated to chocolate! (hmm maybe that would explain the problem with the 'tights' . . .