Near, far, Up, and all around…

As evening fell, a maiden stood
At the edge of a wood.
In her hands lay the reins
Of a stallion.
And ne’er I’d seen a girl as fair,
Heard a gentler voice anywhere.
Whispered, “Alas…”
She belonged, belonged to another–
Another forever.
Yes, she belonged to
the twilight and mist.

(I’ve had that song, well, the melody, stuck in my head for a while)

The Near
18: Run 2 laps, 2.5 miles, 30:15 minutes. Walk/Jog 120/90 seconds. It was my fastest time so far. It’s annoying how slow I go when I’m walking, I got this quick cause I did more jogging than I was supposed to.

20: Bike ride. But more of that in the far.

21: Run 2 laps, 2.5 miles, 30:37 minutes. Walk/Jog 120/90 seconds. Slower, but it was easier to jog for the 90 seconds.

24: Bike 6 laps, 7.5 miles, 38:48 minutes. Fastest lap was around 5:40 or so. I was much impressed, but then the next lap was slower, like 8 minutes. All and all,  6:41 average time per lap. 11.6 miles an hour. That means it would take me, oh, forever to go 16 miles.

25: Run 2 laps, 2.5 miles, 30:17 minutes. Walk/Jog 90/90 + 180/180. Yeah, I was confused too. I had to read it four or five times before I understood what exactly it said. 3 minutes is a LOOOOONG time to jog.

The Far

The bike ride alluded to above was amazing. I rode uphill for four miles or so, then went on a 7 mile downhill mountain bike trail, complete with scenic detour (read: lost).  The views were amazing and the trail was pretty scary.

Father’s day I went fishing and caught this. Yep, that’s right, it’s a 17″ rainbow trout. It was pretty fun to be fishing again. And a blast to be out there with some amazing Dads I know.

The Up

It was a movie. A good movie. And pretty darn awesome in 3D, and with some great company. It was well worth the trip and the $14.50 I didn’t pay. But I would have, I swear!

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