Monday, December 26, 2011

Burning Off the Christmas Turkey

As everyone in the house was still stirring themselves awake, I ducked out for a run before breakfast. I picked a route that hit some dirt/Jeep roads for the first two miles before rejoining the paved roads. Good run. Ended up being a true progression with the first mile in 8:54 and working down to 7:03 for the last.

Christmas yesterday was great. We spent half of the day in Gainesville and the other half down in Inverness with family. The weather was warm (70's) so we fried a turkey and ate outdoors. Kate and I also did some exploring on the ranch:

I found these hip bones from cattle in a swampy area.
African Spiny Leg Tortoises
In this Jeep's better days, we used it to go boar hunting when we were kids.
Kate with some cattle. I'm just glad my southern roots aren't scaring her off. 
Ran 6.8 miles @ 7:49/mile pace.
Dirt/jeep roads and paved roads. 
Slightly hilly. 
Upper 50s to lower 60s, humid, overcast. 
Saucony Kinvara 2, shorts, short sleeved shirt. 

1 comment:

Andrew said...

Enjoy the great weather!