Sunday, December 16, 2007

I Hear the Train A Comin'

Mile 1138, Chandler, AZ - What a fun day today. Click on the map below. That's Desert Breeze Park. I ran thru my neighborhood and got to the park around the 2 mile mark. On weekends the minature train and merry go round are running and there's lots of families with little kids having a good time. Today it was around 60 degrees and I got to see the train coming toward me. I always wanted to follow the train, so I did.

I took a quick picture and followed it. You can see on the aerial photo the loop around the tennis courts. That's the path of the train.

The sun was just setting and I got this shot. In all I ran 5.5 miles in a little over an hour. Some walk breaks, but garmin told me I ran 91% of the time.
In my neighborhood I got to take some more Holiday photos. Here's a Saguaro (SA-War-o) with a Santa face.



This cactus had snowflakes on it.

Earlier in the day I showed homes to two different families. This is the view from a condo in Scottsdale. In the distance is Camelback Mountain. But, on a branch just to the left of the peak is a Hummingbird. There was a cat in the branches about 10 feet below.

Now, if you don't think this was a great day for a run, read the reports from Lisa and Karen. Same city, same day.
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Obrat (Dan) and I are neck and neck in career mileage. Both of us are trying to reach milestones before the end of the year. Me - 800 miles for the year. Obrats - 1000 miles. Go visit Obrat's blog and cheer him on.

Pat's distance totals Obrat's distance totals

Week: ......19.7 Mi......................... 24.2 Mi

Month: ...62.8 Mi .......................49.2 Mi

Year:..... 767.2 Mi....................... 955.9 Mi

Total.... 1138.6 Mi ....................1194.6 Mi

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Running Schedule:
January 13th: Rock N Roll Full Marathon
January 26th: Run for the Islands 5k
February 17: Lost Dutchman Half Marathon
March 1: Ostrich Festival 5k
March 9: Valley of the Sun Half Marathon
March 29: Laughlin Half Marathon
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3 comments:

Pokey said...

Wow, it's crazy to think that we live in the same state today!!! I liked the cold this morning, for the most part. But I literally think that it took me until noon, after coming home at 8 and taking a hot shower, for my body to figure out what temperature it was supposed to be!

Sounds like a great run - we missed you!

It was great having Lisa's friend T as a pacer though...to keep us trucking...and we figured you should stop being so nice to us and make us move a little faster :)

Cheryl said...

What a beautiful place to run! Love the park, love trains, guess I could get used to cacti dressed up for Christmas. :-)

At the risk of sounding whine-y... I am so jealous! First thing I noticed when I clicked on your blog was the weather report on the right side,"62 and sunny". I'm just about ready to say, "Find me a house!" But I'd have to convince the rest of my family to move there, too.

Hope the cat didn't get the hummingbird! Our hummingbirds left in September. :-(

J~mom said...

Great photos. Don't know where you took them from though, it was freezing at my house. ;>)