Today's Long Run
Today the training plan called for 6 miles, but it was so nice out and I felt so good I went 8. No stopping, at a nice easy 10 min pace. It was a great run, and I think I am going to sign up for the Oklahoma City half marathon today or tomorrow. That will give me a target date. I had been looking at possibly the Abilene half or the St Louis half, but due to family scheduling activities I think the OKC one will work out best. Plus it's only a couple hours away.
The excitement on today's run happened at about mile 6 when two dogs, a pit bull and a St Bernard, charged out from a house and started barking and nipping at my heels.....I had to speed up and cross the street, but they chased me for about 100 yards. It was just a little scary. My wife said I should call animal control, but I think I'll just try to avoid running by that house.
There's a snake in my boot!
Last night we didn't have anything to do, so we went to the rodeo. Actually it was the PBR (professional bull riding) event. I have never been to a rodeo, despite living in Kansas for all of my life. I'm more of a city slicker. The kids were excited and had fun. They put on their cowboy hats and boots. I put on my Dallas Cowboys jersey. Throwback retro Troy Aikman.
Here's a pic of the three cowboys:
PS -- The rodeo was quite a cultural event...... I don't think I've ever seen so many pickup trucks, camouflaged shirts, people chewing tobacco, cowboy hats, etc. in my life.....