Wednesday, February 18, 2009

i know it's winter but...

...even the squirrels are losing their tan. har har.

i saw one of these creatures on my run today for the first time ever and i was afraid i was hallucinating. apparently i wasn't since they do exist, just not typically in this area according to the albino squirrel section on wikipedia. i pondered over the existence of the white squirrel for most of run, wondering if i had imagined it and what symbolism it might have. you know, like how people dream about white elephants (or something) and then someone they know dies (supposedly). i don't think it's really white elephants but i couldn't remember what the "thing" is.

monday (1/16) pm run: 5.3 miles easy, 45:42 (8:37 avg pace), avg hr 162

tuesday (1/17) non run: normally monday is my off day but i knew in advance that it'd be tough to get my run in so i swapped with monday. it was a much enjoyed day of rest for ye olde legs. i also broke down and got m&m's... i'm not even ashamed. i made it 8 or 9 days, that has to count for something. i liked a lot of the advice you all gave - i gotta treat myself every now and then! however, treating myself on an off-day... i need to work on that.

wednesday (1/18) pm run
: 8.7 miles easy, 1:16:00 (8:44 avg pace), avg hr 161
i was only "supposed" to do 7 miles easy but i had a few reasons for drawing this one out.
a) i think i was feeling motivated to burn off a few extra m&m's
b) i always read about other people enjoying their run and extending it, and it makes me jealous
c) i needed a good run to make up for last sunday's "long" run
d) i love my co-workers (had a bit of steam to blow off)
i was aiming for 9 miles but i guess i misjudged how far away i was from the car.
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  1. HA HA! I love the opening line! Yeah, we have a few of them around one of the colleges where I teach. Some students have made "the albino squirrel" the unofficial school mascot! Good stuff!

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  2. Maybe it will bring you good luck!

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  3. i swear we had two of those little albino guys in my backyard when i was growing up. they were so cute.

    there were also black squirrels living in DC which totally freaked me out the first time i saw them. (for some reason, i wasn't scared when i saw the white ones.)

    nice runs!

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  4. i look as pasty white as that poor thing. lol

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  5. Poor thing does look like he needs some colour. Great runs!

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  6. Hi Lindsay! I found you on Carlee's blog. So, here I am. I've never seen an albino squirrel before. All I've ever seen are birds and ducks and geese, oh my! Great runs. You make me feel slow and old. Umm, maybe I am?! Keep up the good work.

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  7. I've never seen a white squirrel but when I went to school at Maryland there were black ones everywhere. Blew my mind. I had never seen a purely black squirrel before!

    Nice job on the workouts lately.

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  8. @marathonman - welcome and thanks for stopping by! you can't be slow if you are keeping up with carlee! :)

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  9. ohhh a white squirrel - how cute :)

    great job on the running!!!

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  10. I never even knew white squirrels existed. Way to work off thse m&m's.

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  11. Cool! I have never seen one of those.

    Nothing wrong with adding on a little extra mileage if you're feeling up to it!

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  12. I have yet to extend a run, maybe someday:)

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  13. Great job, both on the runs and the M&M recovery. I hope the squirrel was a good omen.

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  14. Maybe they're just traumatized squirrels with one too many run-ins with oncoming traffic.

    Great runnin' as always linds.

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  15. You're funny. I saw one during a run a couple of years ago and I did the same thing--spent the rest of the run questioning what I saw.

    Most of our squirrels in Jersey are grey, though we do have some black squirrels too.

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  16. It's winter...the poor thing needs some sun like the rest of us!

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  17. an albino squirrel - who knew?

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  18. I think I've found a Digital Running logo...ha! Actually, we've gone a little Celtic with it - kind of old school British football club type logo. It's coming along, but I'll keep the albino sqirrel in mind as a backup :P.

    Maybe you should ask M&M's for a sponsorship. There's a Team Jelly Belly in the Amgen Tour of California. I totally dig their jerseys. You could do something similar with the M&M's.

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  19. Wow. That white squirrel managed to look cute!

    LMAO at Melanie's comment!

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  20. I have never seen an albino squirrel either. I would have definitely thought it was a sign too.

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  21. Maybe it was a British squirrel. Those folks always seem to be a little pasty looking from lack of sunshine, LOL. (hopefully I didn't just upset your UK readers).

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  22. That thing would creep me out too! What if it had little red eyes too?!

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  23. I've seen so many squirrels, but never an albino one. I feel like I'm missing out on something in life now. ;-)

    Enjoy those m&m's... you earn them!

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  24. I want to see an albino squirrel. I wish my runs were as fast as your recovery ones! Great work.

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