Saturday, October 8, 2011

Snow, Calves, Weekend

I awoke to drizzle near my house and snow on Green Mountain in Lakewood, a mere few hundred feet higher. It may be a squat brown hill, but it behaves like a mountain, catching snow and thunderstorms.

I parked my car up there and started a walk, but my shoes were getting soaked -- time for the wool socks!

I also spotted Cujo and his owner coming down, and at about 1/10 of a mile away the dog came to alert when it saw me -- a walker on a popular public trail -- as if I were a bear or a burglar. I turned around, because I was cold and needed to get going anyway. He probably thought nobody else would be out in this weather.

I spent all week working on the inside middle of my left calf, and I only got down about a 1/2 inch. Some of it produced a stinging sensation as I worked it sideways, gradually softening it (over days). There's still a ton of tight muscle in there, so it may take an entire month to loosen both calves! What the heck have I been running with, if so much of it is firm and less elastic?

Not up on the Ironman races/athletes, but I'll be interested to see how the Slickrock 100 turns out. Also happening this weekend, a traverse.

I'm heading west again for a long weekend.


  1. i hate irresponsible dog owners. that behavior is not ok....

    I am excited about the weather. I would have been out in it running if I didn't have to work, dang it.

    Hope your leg gets better!

  2. WildChildT - Yeah, the snow will be a fun change. The meadows around Green were a bit muddy, but that's just the way they are. The higher elevation trails with granite sand would have been fine.