Friday, 28 March 2008

Bad Blogger!

This week I have been so preoccupied with family problems I haven't been blogging here. I also missed a run this week.

Tomorrow I am planning on a 12 mile run. One of my co-workers came to visit me this afternoon and suggested I try running at Waterton Canyon. It is 6 miles uphill, through a beautiful river canyon - then you turn around and run 6 miles downhill - which sounds like fun.

Here is my problem. See the picture of the bighorn sheep above? Well, you really haven't lived until you have seen one take that pose, head down, horns up, and start running at you. I did have that experience 7 years ago at Waterton Canyon on a bike ride. I turned my bike around and pedaled as fast as I could uphill and waited for a group to ride down with. The same bighorn in the same spot did the same thing when we came down, but another buffoon just whizzed right past him and he ran off. I never rode a bike so fast in my life - to get down that hill.

Do I really want to face a bighorn sheep without a bike even? Just me and my feet?

My friend suggested that if I didn't go so early in the morning, I wouldn't have all the run-ins I have with wildlife.

So that is what I am thinking about tonight. I will update tomorrow.


Running Knitter said...

I don't think I'd want to come across a bighorn sheep - either on foot, bike or anything else. Good luck tomorrow!

Wes said...

Just think of it as interval training :-D

Jess said...

I guess a bighorn would be an excellent opportunity to do some speed work!