I love early morning runs. They are so peaceful and calming. I have really missed her nonstop chattering next to me. We haven't had a run together in a long time. We were almost to the turn to get to the house and I saw something on the road. I run without my glasses and it was still dark out so I asked Rachael if it was a bird along side the road. She said no, thought for a bit, and said, it's a skunk! It must have been a baby one because it was very little. She said, its tail is up!! Holy crap. I kept trying to focus in on it to see what it was doing. It was running long the road, on the other side, tail up. I think our pace increased a little and I must have been thinking of ducking into the ditch because said, "You're pushing me off the road!!" After about 2 electrical poles of panicked running, he finally ran into the ditch. Phew. We almost stunk more than just sweat. So much for peaceful morning runs.
Temperature: 70 degrees
Weather: clear, 3mph SSW winds; 93% humidity
Motivation level: 3
Energy level: 5
Today's Quote: "You don't have to be great to start, but you do have to start to be great."
today's mileage: 6 miles running
weekly mileage: 11 miles running; 6 miles walking
monthly mileage: 24 miles running; 21 miles walking; 2 miles biking; 1.16667miles swimming
annual mileage: 167 miles running; 241 miles walking; 58 miles riding; 2.19792 miles swimming
TOTAL mileage: 447 miles