July 18, 2007
how'd you like to meet the donkey
Yesterday I finally ran a medium-long run the way it ought to be run - warmup, faster, faster still, then hold-til-the end. It was at the short end of medium-long (12 miles), but felt good and maintainable. The only annoyance was being dripping, soaking wet after 9 miles.
My husband delivers mail out in the country, and last year he noticed that someone on his route keeps a donkey. I love donkeys, even though I know very little about them. Yesterday afternoon we had to drive to his post office, so we stopped at the donkey's field. The donkey took one look at me, moseyed over to the fence and started braying. After 30 seconds or so she stopped honking and wanted to sniff me. I didn't want to get my hand too close to her mouth (I've heard donkeys are very crafty about biting), but she did let me pet her on the back. What a great day! Good thing her owners weren't around to see these crazy city people playing with the donkey.
The rest of the day passed uneventfully. We hemmed and hawed and in the end decided to avoid the nonstop singing and dancing at the memorial show. I don't want or need anyone else's drama, or more of my own. Instead we met a friend at a nearly-empty bar, had a couple of drinks, and talked most of the night. Much better. Perfect.
This morning: 6 miles slow slow slow, a little hungover. Track this afternoon.
Posted by joe positive at July 18, 2007 8:52 AM
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