Another weekend is in the books! Well, not so much a book, but more of a calendar.
Anyway, this weekend was extra epic because the boy had his first soccer match!
But before that I was able to get in a short run on Friday as well as 9 miler Saturday morning. I was glad to negative split that fool despite the humidity!
After a shower, we were ready for some football.
Unfortunately the Landsharks started the season with a loss. And as head coach, I take full responsibility. In my defense though, it’s hard to get a bunch of five year olds to focus on one thing at a time.
But at least they got a lot of fan support from sister!
In the end, they all still had a lot of fun!
On Sunday I met up with a friend for a trail run. After a few miles we came across a train bridge/tunnel. Good spot for pictures.
At this spot we heard a waterfall. We climbed over a barbed wire fence and could see it was on the other side of the tunnel. We’d have to climb up and over the tracks to see it. That’s what we tried to do.
Now I’ve been weary of train tracks since my last encounter with them a few months back. But this time I managed not to hurt myself.
We never saw the waterfall cause when we got to the tracks I spotted a bobcat on the other side. Usually they run away from humans, but this one stood still. My friend snapped a not very clear pic…
We didn’t want it to lose it’s fear of humans, so we started yelling and waving our arms to scare it off. It didn’t budge. In fact, it just sat down and stared at us like we were loco.
That’s when we heard the meow-screeches of the bobkittens. They were under the rock she was sitting on. This mama was protecting her litter. That’s why she wasn’t abandoning her den. And we could sense she was losing patience with us being so close. We decided it would be prudent to get out of there real quick like. Like my friend said, “I don’t want to get my eye clawed out by a bobcat today.”
We got back safely and ended up going about 7 miles on the run.
Afterwards it was yoga time.
The instructor this day put us through a tough tough session. What made it tougher is that she had to leave early, so she squeezed in an hour’s worth of yoga into 45 minutes. This was a no-joke practice. Felt good though (after it was over).
They say weekends are supposed to be relaxing, but mine always leave me sore and tired. Go figure.
How bout you? Crazy weekend? Encounter any wildlife? Any tips to ensure we don’t lose another soccer match?