Saturday, April 24, 2010

20 Deer , 1 Skunk, and an Earth Day Challenge

Well, I arrived in the Buckeye State in the wee hours of Friday. 9 hours and 2 movies later, it was just me, Nancy and Leopold who were still awake.

Yesterday, I ran an easy 3-miler on the beautiful Kokosing Trail with Nancy, Ty and Leopold. Considering how my runs have been going lately, I was slightly trepidatious as we set out. However, I immediately knew that I felt GREAT. My legs felt fresh and springy. Amazing! It sent a chill up my spine.

That was yesterday. Today is very low key. Just a lot of relaxing, eating and stayin' off the feet as much as possible. Ssnarfing up the carbs like a rabid Ms. Pac Man.

Also, yesterday: we saw 20 deer and a skunk. Yep. There are so many deer here, we started keeping count. As we gathered around our awesome bonfire last night, roasting marshmallows, we heard a branch snap nearby. We thought we were about to witness our 21st sighting of deer, but lo and behold, the flash light revealed a... SKUNK. Visions of winning my race by default immediately flashed in my brain. Just so ya know, those are not the first thoughts of a normal person when they see a skunk. Hey, I don't care how I win, I thought...

Yes, I am given to flights of fancy. I dreamt I won the 100-meter final in the Olympics, too. Let me be. It's all I have.

So, now we're (and when I say we're I mean Nancy) making dinner, and preparing our race gear for the morning. I'm beginning to get excited. I'm getting some serious good good vibes about tomorrow. I'm strangely relaxed. I'm sure if Nancy had a blog, she's be busy typing away right now, about how she's been feeding me valium in my snacks..

Before I go, a shout out to everyone for their great comments and solid support. All my blogger friends mean so much to me. I feel stupid saying that, but it's true. Earlier, I was thinking about The Sean and LawMonkey, who raced today. Guys, if you felt a sudden jolt of adrenalin, you can thank me later:).

I hope I get to meet the awesome AZ tomorrow. Considering there's 500 people in the race, there's a pretty good chance (because he probably has nothing better to do than to wait a full 45 minutes for me to finish).

Wish me luck!


  1. I hope you have a pr kind of day. Enjoy the moment! Can't wait to hear about it.

  2. Good luck to you Psyche!!! You are going to do fantastic....I feel a PR coming on:) I hope you get to meet AZ too...he seems like such a nice guy and he is from Minnesota:) Take lots of pictures and have fun!

    I kept on looking for your Friday joke post...I missed it:(

  3. Good luck tomorrow! I can't wait to hear about what an awesome race you've had. Have a wonderful time!

  4. You are going to rock this race today!! Good luck and have fun...I can't wait to read all about it.

  5. Not a bad day out there today, huh? A little warm but at least we stayed dry.

    Too bad we didn't meet up. Maybe we'll get another chance sometime.

  6. I've been checking the race's site for the results, but they aren't up yet, dammit! Well, I know you had to have done better than I did yesterday. At least you didn't have tornadoes chasing you into the finish! I was thinking aboutcha!

  7. Bummer - I'm late on this comment!!! I'll keep reading to find out what kind of race you had!

    All that I can think of when I see your picture is "watch out bambi, that skunk gonna GET you!"