This has nothing to do with running, but as I was going out my front door to check the mail, I found a lizard in the foyer. I chased it outside and then crossed the lawn going toward the mailbox. I walked right passed a Copperhead. It is mid-December and the temperature is in the mid-50's. I thought the snakes were hibernating.
I treated my back with heat today and went out to the park this evening. I decided to try 2 miles on the park roads. Depending on movement, it was painful for that first mile. The question was whether or not it would loosen up after that. Just as I turned around to run the second mile, Scott, one of the park police officers, pulled up beside me in his patrol car. I ran and we talked for the last mile. He even gave me a report on my pace per his speedometer and lit up an oncoming car that was coming on too fast. During that second mile, I was able to pick up the pace and run without pain. I wonder if Scott will go down to Galveston on Sunday and pace me for the half marathon. Joking aside, I do feel better about being able to run the half on Sunday. The weather is suppose to be nice and most of the course is along the flat Seawall Blvd.