Monday, October 13, 2008

Always When I Don't Have my Camera

My hubby, (to be known as Hub from this point on) is baffled by why I carry a camera with me on my runs. Hub was looking for pictures in my files this weekend and saw all of my trail pics and was perplexed. He couldn't believe that I carried a camera with me on my last race. Hub is officially out of the loop and on his way to geezerhood.

Yesterday I went on a 6 miler or so in the neighborhood. I was trying to get something in with some flats, as when I run trails around here it's only hills or mountains all of the time. It's great for training, and I'm glad that we have such rugged terrain but sometimes the bod needs a break. And I wanted to work on some technique and maybe a little bit of my non-existant speed. I didn't bring my camera. I thought about it because there are some cute decorations up around the neighborhood, but the less to drag around with me the better.

So up in the hills (I can't avoid them totally) in one of the woodsier neighboorhoods I passed by a house with a long walkway to the front door. Right near the street in the middle of the walkway stood a large statue of a buck. I thought it was a wierd place to put a statue...then it turned its head and watched me trot by. I stopped. He was quite lovely. Beautiful healthy coat, shiny wet nose and multiple points on his antlers. Behind him stood a more nervous doe. The three of us admired each other for at least a minute before the buck was startled by a walker coming down the road. It's been a long time since I've seen deer in the neighborhood, it was so nice to see them again. And it would have been an awsome picture, so of course I didn't have my camera with me.


Sarah Ridgway said...

Hi Tanya - I just found Leslie's blog today!! I've also put a link to your Coyote Girl blog on mine - really relate to your last post - its always the days I dont bother carrying my camera that something magical happens!!! Also relate to the problem of trying to find flat training runs!


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Leslie's Keith said...

Hi Tanya!

Leslie and I have a GIANT male elk that loves to hang out on our front lawn...(we've namesd him "Mittens" he's as quiet as a housecat...and you never know when he's around)...I came out in the dark the other night, and almost walked right into him!..can be a wee bit dangerous...

I'll get Les to post a picture of him next time he's over for a visit...


PS...see you at the Stinson Beach race!!