Last Sunday was one of those fall days in Eugene that helps you see the potential in light. WHOA! Read that last sentence again! What the HELL man!? It's DEFINITELY the off-season. What I MEANT to say, (in a deep macho voice), is: I went on a run with my buddy Scott... and it was bitchin... ummm... and we checked out some chicks... and uhhhh... scratched ourselves. Bah ha ha! (But it was really purty)
No seriously, Scott and I went on a roughly 5 mile run at about a 7 min/mi pace. That was probably one of the last sunny fall days we'll see here in Eugene. Generally, once the rain starts... it doesn't stop until late spring... seriously.
Like today for instance. It rained like it was going out of style! Of course... it didn't START raining until I was 15 minutes into my run! PERFECT! The drops were the size of DOTS (you know... the candy). THEN it started to hail a little. Then it occurred to me that most of the population of Eugene is inside and MISSING all this! Seriously... most of you that read this blog have experienced being out there somewhere... riding, running, suffering to some degree. You've experienced being frozen, heat exhausted, blistered, strained, cramped, sweaty, dirty, hungry, tired... and HAPPY! I just love being out there. Being fast or slow doesn't matter at that point.... it just matters that you're out there and ALIVE! (Oh no... here I go again). It was fun.
Oh... I also swam 2 miles this morning. The drills that Coach Gina has me doing are beginning to feel more natural. I feel like I'm not fighting the water as much and I also feel more at home. Pretty cool.
You know what's NOT a really good recovery food? Snowballs. You know... the cream-filled chocolate cakes covered in marshmellow and faux coconut? Well guess WHAT? They have a Halloween version! YEAH! They're called "Glowballs"! You know WHY? B/c they're BRIGHT freakin ORANGE! Yeah... orange. So after my run I stopped at the DairyMart and bought a pack... and I freakin LOVED them! But I wouldn't recommend them for recovery.