I have to say I love the Olentangy Trail! It is neat to see the different types of users on it: runners, bikers, families, pet owners. For the most part, people are friendly and follow the rules of the trail. Occasionally, you get the rude person who is oblivious to everything around them. Tonight, as I was riding, a woman had her elderly dog off his leash and he wandered right in front of me, where I had to slow down or hit him. I was so angry and made sure I let her know that that was one of the reasons for the leash law. She didn’t say anything, I think she realized her dog could have gotten hurt.
I also had a (very) close encounter of the furry kind with something small and black that darted across the trail. I believe I screamed outloud! Luckily both of us made it unscathed and I continued on my way. Phew!
On a different note, I’ve been tracking my food again. I had stopped while I was taking my 2 classes, but I realize I need to do it to stay on track. I use Spark People and it has been really helpful. 4 days down. It’s so hard! I wish I could eat what I wanted, but alas that is not in the cards for me! The amount of weight I need to lose is also very overwhelming. I’m in this for the long haul. Blah.
Anywhoodle, just a little over a week til my tri. I can’t believe this next week is a taper. I feel like I just started training and wish I had a couple more weeks to train harder. I just want to finish and not come in last. Soooo nervous!