Sunday, December 7, 2008

Some socks, a hike and a run

Thanks Angie for the Recovery Socks! I wore them after my long run yesterday for the remainder of the day, and although my ankles were sore, my calves were great!

We took the dogs for a walk today on Yetman trail - it was the first time Kenny had been out there. It was Taos' first desert walk and she learned a little about cactus (good thing I reminded Kenny about bringing his Leatherman before we headed out!) Cracker is really a hiking machine for such a little dog and Dixie is starting to show her age. I'll be taking Taos out for a short run (2 miles?) in the next week or so to see how she does. She loves to run.

So, we hiked about 3.7 miles under super cloudy sky. It was really nice. I read in the paper that a hiker found 2 murdered people out in that area the day before. Eek! I'm glad I didn't run across that! Initially, it was reported as a Tucson Mountain Park area incident, but it appears like it was a little North of it. The trailhead for Yetman is at the end of Camino de Oeste, south of Speedway. Either way - scary! Here is one of the articles:

2 bodies with 'signs of trauma' are discovered in West Side park
Tucson, Arizona Published: 12.07.2008

A hiker discovered the bodies of two men Saturday who are believed to be homicide victims, the Pima County Sheriff's Department says.
Authorities say the hiker found the bodies shortly before 9 a.m. in a wash inside Feliz Paseos Park, in a West Side foothills area near North Camino de Oeste and West Speedway.
The men's bodies had "obvious signs of trauma," a Sheriff's Department news release says.
Deputy Dawn Barkman, a department spokeswoman, said she did not have any additional information about the victims, including their ages. Their names had not been released Saturday pending positive identification and notification of family members.
Barkman said it appeared the bodies were there less than a day.
There have been 26 homicides in unincorporated areas of Pima County this year, she said.
There are no suspects, Barkman said, but detectives were searching the scene for evidence that might lead to those involved in the homicides.
Anyone with information should call 911 or 88-CRIME.

Boy, and I thought falling was one of the more dangerous things that can happen on a trail! Sorry, had to inject a little humor. A later article indicated that it was drug related. I thought Taos standing in front of this 'No shooting' sign was apropos:
Later that afternoon, I went for a 4.5 mile run under more cloudy sky; I got slightly rained on the last 10 minutes, but only a sprinkle, really.

Total miles for the week - 24.5 running, 3.7 hiking. I only ran on Tuesday (8 miles consisting of 2 rounds of the Reid Park loop and several turns of 'Viola's Loop'), Saturday (12 or so miles on Phoneline trail) and today. Work was just super busy this week and I wasn't able to do more. I'll be getting a little more mileage in this week.

Thought for this week - some people spend most of their lives in fear of what people think and worrying about bad things happening. The best way to let go of fear? Clean up your past - pay back everyone money you owe, make amends for every harm done. Poof - good things start happening and the majority of our fears disappear. Really, it works, if you are honest with yourself and thorough about doing it.


HappyTrails said...

Yikes on the murdered men! On a happier note - Cracker Dog always makes me smile when I see him - he looks like he has a twinkle in his eye and maybe some rascal in him!!!
Have a great weekend!

angie's pink fuzzy said...

that's great to hear that the sox are working for you!

i thought of you when i heard about the folks finding the murdered people; i know you run in the mtn park alot!