Monday, March 16, 2009

A run, a walk

Saturday, I busted out of Funky Town, and went for a run. It was not stellar, by any means. I didn't even make 3.5 miles before pulling up lame. But, I went out, at least.

The dishes in the sink were emptied (but the thing filled up again by this morning.. what's up with that?). Some of the Christmas decor was taken down (rest assured, the tree is still up..)

Let's see.. what else? Oh yes, I watched some basketball. The local college made it to the big dance. I'm a total bandwagon fan with them. I admit it.

Sunday.. I did some painting. Yours truly didn't buy enough paint, so I get to do it again in the near future. Whee

Also, since my ITB/knee was acting wonky, I didn't run on Sunday. I did go for a walk/hike, though. No idea how long of a walk it was, but it was nice. For visual blog interest, here's some pics:




There's some nice paths to walk nearby. Before the local area went in the toilet years ago, a golf course had some paved paths for golf carts to drive through the woods and the like. The golf course was sold off, went out of business, etc. Now, a nature group owns at least part of the preserve. Either way, it's still nice to walk through it. This is some of what it looks like.



A good 15 minutes into the walk, you can come across this bench. I do like sitting down here. It's very peaceful. There's a small stream that you can watch and listen to. These woods generally have very few people visiting them, as well. On Sunday I parked my can here for quite a while just to reflect and such. Since I can't run long right now, this has to serve as a substitute. :)

Looking around, I saw this "sign":



It basically says.. "The vine growing around this tree is poison ivy." (along with a description of what poison ivy looks like). Cracked me up, for some reason. Interesting tidbit.. when I was younger, I was immune to poison ivy. I always tried to be careful, but that fact got me out of a few scrapes. :) I don't know if I still have that, but I'm not about to go find out.

That's about all I've got for the weekend.. It's supposed to be around 60 today, so I'm going to try to get out and do a couple of miles.

Keep on rockin'...

12 comments:

Sun Runner said...

I never had poison ivy in my entire life until I came down with an absolutely horrible case courtesy of our puppy three years ago. She dug up a poison ivy vine in our backyard and then sat in my lap with her paws on my arms.

Well a week later I had a "sleeve" of oozing blisters from my wrist to my bicep on my left arm plus scattered patches all over my other arm, neck, and upper torso. It was ghastly. I ended up having to go on Prednisone.

I cast a wary eye toward anything even remotely resembling poison ivy now.

Enjoy the lovely weather!

P.O.M. said...

Immune to poison ivy? I got it BAD once... ick.

The hike sounds nice.

Melanie said...

glad you got out for a run! Never heard of being immune to poison ivy, but i also never got close enough to know if i would be :)

Marcy said...

Was it all muddy up in there? The poopy thing about being in the woods this time of year is that all the snow melts and it gets nasty.

joyRuN said...

The trail looks beautiful & peaceful.

Pisses me off how there's dirty dishes & stinky laundry even before I get all the clean stuff put away!!

My tree's still up too. This week, I swear...

X-Country2 said...

What a beautiful trail. Perfect place for a spring time walk. Assuming you don't come home with poison ivy.

Cindy said...

Immune? Are you one of the xmen or something? I've never had it knock on wood!! Long live the Christmas tree!

Denise said...

I think it's so funny that your tree is still up.

Shannon said...

I love that little bench.

Poison Ivy sucks and I usually end up getting it in a weird spot. Great job on getting out of Funkytown!

smellyshelley said...

I hope the Christmas Tree is a fake one, otherwise you have a fire hazard! Dishes are like laundry - both suck and never end. Glad you are unfunking.

Lacey Nicole said...

hahaha poison ivy warning!!!! who is your school?! i couldn't believe syracuse, felt bad for them to go that distance/ots and lose to louisville in the champs, but... they made history anyway. can't wait for the madness! great job getting ou]t there!

aron said...

I hate poison ivy!!! I have had it once or twice, not fun!