Pretty boring Thursday - dreary and rainy here in Calgary so that's probably affecting the overall tone of this...
1. I've actually been getting some writing in! Wheeee! But not on The Loracian Stone. I had a great idea for a non-fiction book and decided to run with it while the idea was hot. Now, I guess we'll just need to see if I can make it work as a decent length book. I think I actually might on this one! Stay tuned as I will probably start taking about this more in the coming weeks if the manuscript continues to grow at the current rate!
2. I realized last night that I still have a great deal of anxiety about Red-wing Blackbirds. They weren't even swooping me and I was ducking with every scream as they lined the country roads.
At least my speedwork got done as I sprinted past the power poles.
In another month, I won't be able to run country roads at all, which makes me really sad since I have started to really love running past the rolling fields. It is a great way to get the distance done without feeling it. So, I have been brainstorming strategies to get over this fear.
a) Stop running anywhere a blackbird might be lurking
b) buy a blowgun and use the swoopers as target practice (not particularly PETA friendly but then, I don't have great aim so I doubt I'd ever hit one)
c) Buy body armour for my head and shoulders
d) Poison their nesting area (again - not PETA friendly and I don't think I actually have the balls to do it)
3. My Yoga for Runners DVD arrived yesterday. I am so excited to hit the yoga mat. Probably not tonight, since I saw that the run I thought was 6k is actually 8k...in the rain. But tomorrow night- definitely! My legs feel like they could use a good long stretch.
So, what do you think I should do about my little birdie problem? Have you ever been swooped by an angry papa bird on your runs before? Do you enjoy running in the rain?