I was really looking forward to running today. I had a new place to check out; 480 acres to myself AND I had a new Polar S610i Heart Rate Monitor to try out.
Last night I tried out a few of the features and read through the manual. I was ready to at least give it a try.
It was, again, -10F with a -35F windchill this morning. Brrr.
Before I left the house I told Steve that I better grab my cell, I wasn't sure where I was going to park the car at. I couldn't really just park on the road; it's a busy township road without shoulders. The old driveway to the farm house that used to be there was all covered in 15" of snow. So I told him I'd call him IF I became stuck. I was pretty certain I would be stuck.
Since 1991 I have owned 3 different Explorers and in 2002 I bought an Expedition. I never really worried about getting stuck before. Last year, in an effort to save the air and save some money on fuel, I traded in my Expedition for a little Honda CRV. My friend, Bonnie, has one, and I love it.
I really love my CRV. I get 35 mpg and it's cheap to own. But it can become stuck even with 4 WD.
I was parking on the side of the road, kind of near the ditch, and slid right into the ditch..right over the front hood. Ooops.
A quick call to Steve..to warn him that he'd have to help me out in two hours..and I was off and running.
OH MY GOSH. It was tough plowing through all of that snow! Topaz doesn't make a great trail breaker! I was a huffing and a puffing.
My average hr was 171 for the 2 hours..that is HIGH isn't it? My maximum is 184, so yeah, that's high. It was quite the workout. I still need to download the file, I just looked at the average HR so far. I had to go shopping, you know.
I found 3 ponds on the property, lot of deer and 5 eagles. It was incredible. My battery pack became drained of energy..I think because of the cold so I don't have any pictures. I'll charge it up and get some tomorrow.
OK, so I finished running 2 hours and called Steve. I'm ready. OK, he's ready to come and get me. Before he drove the .75 mile over to me a guy in big, brand new sparkling red Ford F350 pulled along side me. He had me out of that ditch with one pop!
He was pretty satisfied with himself for saving the damsel in distress, with his big new shiny truck.
I said thanks and made it home before Steve's truck was even warm!
Tomorrow I'll park somewhere else...
Oh! The Florida Ironman is on TV today from 2-3 Central Time. I'll have to switch from the Vikings to the Ironman.