Sunday, September 6, 2009
The title of this blog post reminds me of a joke we used to tell when we were kids. Tim Horton was a professional hockey player, who died in a car crash in 1974, but not before starting a highly successful chain of coffee and doughnut shops that still bear his name today.
Kid A: Did you hear that when Tim Horton died, the police found LSD in his car?
Kid B: NO! Really?
Kid A: Yeah, the back seat was filled with Last Saturday's Doughnuts.
My LSD stands for Long Slow Distance run. Yesterday I was hoping for 12 K, but only managed 7.5. Reasons: out-of-shape mainly, but also because it was STINKIN' HOT (I ran in the afternoon as I didn't have time to run in the morning). And an alarming new development - every time I did my requisite 3 minutes of running (I run 3 minutes, walk 2 minutes, routinely), my stomach and esophagus just started burning - very uncomfortable.
I've been having issues with acid reflux since the spring and am going for an endoscopy later on this month to check things out. Let's hope this episode was a one-of.
Other than the heat (external and internal), it was a lovely run along the Toogood Trail in Unionville and reminded me of all the things I love about this time of year.
I love Queen Annes' Lace, above. I love fields of goldenrod and milkweed, and seeing teasels in flower, below:
Canada Geese, Running through the Marsh:
Wild Purple Asters against Goldenrod, White Asters and Red Leaves:
I think this is called Joe-Pye Weed. I love it and want it for my garden someday:
Wild Cucumber, White Berries on Red Stems:
Mr. and Mrs. Mallard and a lovely little turtle:
More Mallards, paddling in the shade of a willow, and a Great Blue Heron:
Toogood Pond Trail: