Tuesday, December 05, 2006

I know ! ! !

I'm like the worst blogger in the history of really bad bloggers!

I'm still running, but mostly just the important runs, without most of the junk miles in between that I love so much. In truth, I've been struggling a little - too much racing I think. I miss the days of the racing moratorium and the running streak, and the loads and loads of useless miles that made me fitter than ever.

Since the last post, I ran 3 good loops on Señor Bridgio last Thursday and a good 14 miler last Saturday. I'm going to Memorial Park tonight for 4-5 miles.

What else... Ah yes, I was running down on the Seabrook Trails on Sunday night, and I was running by that part by the gazebo and I was thinking about the little lake that is back off the trails. You know, the trails are nice, but sometimes they creep me out. Like those wierd cows that I see sometimes across Pine Gully - they just stare at me the whole time, and they're really skinny, you can see their whole skeleton - it's wierd. And the wild pigs occasionally freak me out too. One time, I was running by and there was a big black pig on the ridge looking at me, and all he did was snort a little and run away, but the size of him and how quickly he can move makes me uneasy. Anyways, I was running by the gazebo, by the turnoff to that creepy lake - oh yeah, there's a wierd creepy lake off the trails to the west, and I went there one time, and there's a small lake that was perfectly still, and the water was bright green, and there was a bunch of lilly pads. It was kind of beautiful, but still kind of creepy, and then there's like a little rusty old shack that's there too that creeps me out even more. Anyway, I was telling my friend about the creepy lake, and how it seems haunted and how there's a creepy old shack there and it's probably haunted too, and to be honest, I was trying to freak her out a little, but I ended up totally freaking myself out. I mentioned how it is perfectly still and how there are no animals anywhere around it. And on Sunday, I ran really late and it was dark by the time I was returning back and running by that stretch, and I couldn't see very much, and I was thinking about that haunted lake and the haunted shack, and I heard some noise from on the ridge, but it was dark and couldn't see into the trees at all, and then as loud and obvious as anything can be, I heard one of those pigs squeal at me, and I took off and ran like crazy.

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaanyway, the Sunmart 50K is this Saturday, and I'm a little worried. The fourteen miler last week was easy, but I'm still worried. That was the longest run since the San Antonio Marathon, and it seems the mental barriers have been rebuilt a little.

Maybe I shouldn't worry. Maybe it will be easy. Perhaps I'll run my first ultramarathon without effort and be relaxed and refreshed at the end, and ready for another loop. Hmmm... Perhaps.

Listening to: The Killers - Bones (But the message relayed is the same; Wait till tomorrow, you'll be fine.)

Keith out.

13 comments:

Holden said...

Hmmm, I hear that there is this creepy lake and a creepy shack up in Huntsville too. I'm thinking positive thoughts though, like it's the black lagoon with Brooke Shields in skimpy outfits when she was younger and like it's the love shack or something. But then again, I shouldn't be mixing dark Wisconsin beer with cold medicine. I hope I feel better by this Saturday, otherwise, I'll have to call in sick.

Crosstrain said...

You do know that the Seabrook Trails cross Todville Road and that "Tod" means death in German. There is also a creepy movie called "The House on Todville Road" about some bizarre and sinister cult. I think that cult makes people run long distances without stopping and has them infect the minds of other innocent couch potatoes through blogs.

JustJunebug said...

oh my goodness i havent laughed this hard in...well...since last night, but you understand...

toooooo funny!

kick ass this weekend.

Steve Bezner said...

I was going to sign up for the Seabrook marathon again, but wild pigs and ghosts might keep me away! Funny Post.

Now go beat the hell out of that 30k!

Day Dreamer said...

I've run that darn Seabrook trail and I thought this was a great post. :)

Knock'em alive at the 30k!

Sam

Sarah said...

Dude, where is the creepy lake? I totally can't figure out where you're talking about, but now I want to go see the lake. And find a pig.

Keith said...

I think this is it: Creepy Lake

I think there's a normal looking trail that goes out that way from the main trail, right by the gazebo. The lake may be off that trail a bit, I don't quite remember. And that trail also goes a way back to the west and stops by this large oak tree where there's a big clearing under the canopy and it's kind of wierd back there too.

WalkSports.com said...

See you in Huntsville tomorrow. :)

jamoosh said...

Hey, it's Keith. I guess you got the hole in the brain whole again. Good to see you back. Many people have mentioned that Sunmart is easy if you just take your time. So just take your time - you will do well.

TX Runner Girl said...

Great post! And I think I do remember hearing about a creepy lake and creepy house in Huntsville too. ;-) Have a great run on Saturday!!!

Jessica, a Houston Runner said...

i have to add that i think i am the worst blogger of all times! i hardly to get to visit your pagesx anymore and only update once a week!

jen said...

Ahem, I think I get the award for worst blogger. ;-) Can't wait to read about how you did at Sunmart.....

Holden said...

Where's your Sunmart update? Can't wait to read yours!!!