Wednesday, August 26, 2009


First a little blog trivia - my last post was my 400th post!

For the first time in a month Monday was actually a rest day.

The big news around here is the Morris Fire. It is burning in the San Gabriel Mountains in plain view of my home and work. It is probably about 10 miles north of our home. There is no danger for us deep down in the valley. The fire had just begun to burn Tuesday afternoon so I went on over to Bonelli and put in my easy 5 miler. BPM = 0, even though I ran on the part of the trail that I dubbed Cottontail a few years back due to the abundance of the little critters. I'm not sure what that was all about.

Tonight on the advice of the news, our occupational nurse and most importantly my wife, I did tonight's easy 4 miler on the treadmill at the gym. It has been quite a while since I've seen a 4 miler on the schedule. I set the pace for 9:50 and cranked up my tunes and read the close captioning on the Ted Kennedy's death. The time went by fairly quickly.

One good part about running at the gym is that I finally got in a weight lifting session. I worked with my trainer last Friday and not since. I intended on going on Sunday after returning from the beach but didn't. I couldn't go on Monday because we had friends over for dinner. Last night after the run I came home after the run to have dinner with my wife intending to go to the gym later, but never made it back out of the house. So finally tonight I got in a back and biceps workout.

Tomorrow is supposed to be my last hill run of the cycle. I'll have to see how the fire and weather cooperate and determine the best course of action then.


Backofpack said...

Wow, that's scary about the fires. Stay safe! As much as I hate to say it, running on the treadmill was smart (I just hate running on treadmills!) Hope the fire dies down soon.

Wes said...

sounds like the bunnies have skipped town... They are smart critters ;-)

Anne said...

Be careful with air quality with all those fires burning near you. The effects last a lot longer than the flames.