Much more satisfied with my behavior today. At some point early in the process the phrase, "You are what you are" popped into my mind, and that got me thinking the right way. So I had a nice round, finished up with an all-world up-and-down on the 18th (under the branches, over the junk to a fast green with a big slope going away from me, just don't ask about the shot before...), if you gave me 100 more tries I wouldn't do it again. Had a chance to play with a guy who was really good, he finished 2-2 (par was 4-3). Nice to see how it is supposed to be done.
Miserably hot, so feeling quite wiped, put off the run/hike until after dinner, but then the weather was looking very iffy. Storms all around, moving west to east, made me really glad I wasn't up there in a plane, and not too sure I wanted to be out at all.
But the plan called for exercise. Biking seemed unwise, as did a trip to the top of Toby, so I drove over to the gate and did repeats to the top of the ridge and back, walking up, running back. That way i figured I was never more than 5 minutes from the car if the boomers started in earnest.
Planned 5 repeats. Quite dark even on the first one, pulled out the headlamp for the trip down (just holding it in my hand, had version 2a on the head and it is not yet headlamp compatible), still tweaked my right ankle once. Back up again, lots of rumbles of thunder but nothing close, saw a bunch of fireflies but virtually no FDF action. Back down, no light this time, tweaked the ankle twice. Not good.
Back up for the third time, more thunder rolls, still just one FDF kill, back down, ankle ok. Back up for th fourth time, still darker, starting to rain as I got to the top of the ridge, hustled down as the rain got a little stronger. Better stop know, I thought, be safe, so I headed for the little parking lot, though I did notice the rain was easing up. And on the way home, the sky was lightening. Somehow the storm had gone from my west to my east without actually bothering me at all.....
Good fortune, maybe because I behaved myself today?
Version 2a report -- 3 strips of duct tape from side to side across the top and back. Not much FDF activity, 2 kills, not bothered by them at all, once again.... :-) Will save tape and sticky stuff for next outing.
lap 1: 8:27 up, 4:56 down
lap 2: 8:28, 4:54
lap 3: 8:23, 4:48
lap 4: 8:25, 4:44