1. I have to admit I have been a little jumpy since a mountain lion was spotted so close to my house, but at the same time I don't want to live my life in fear and be stuck inside. I ran later in the morning today and carried my pepper spray. I also ran along the wheat fields that have been combined recently so that if there was a big cat he wouldn't be able to sneak up on me. No good hiding spots...just acres and miles of empty wheat fields the perfect color to camoflage a mountain lion....
No I didn't see any. I also left my ipod at home and watched my dog very carefully, hoping he would be able to see one before I did.
2. 8 miles. That is how far I ran yesterday with no foot pain. Longest run since the marathon earlier this month..YAY! Felt so good. I originally planned 6, but it felt good so I kept running. Once I got to 8 I considered 10, but then decided the smartest thing to do would be to call it a day. So I went home biked 2 miles and rode the elliptical for another 6.5.
Marathons really take a lot longer to recover from than half marathons.
3. I recently canceled our Dish Network subscription and for the most part have not missed it. I got tired of paying 70 dollars a month for hundreds of channels I don't watch. I miss the DVR part, but for the most part am so happy with my decision.
I went ahead earlier this month and signed up for NetFlix. What a great thing. I started watching Grey's Anatomy from the beginning. Some episodes I had never seen, or forgotten. I am almost done with the second season already. It is like an addiction. I put it on the iPad while I am cooking supper, while cleaning the house and while I am cross training on the elliptical. I can think of several other shows I want to watch once I am done with Greys.