Our World – Back on the Trails

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So Sunday afternoon was great, temp in the low 50’s, sunny, a little breezy, no football. So I decided to go running on the Tulsa’s Riverparks trails on the Arkansas River. I prefer trail running but with all the snow they are going to be a bloody mess for a week or so.

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Almost all the snow is gone. Better hurry if you want to see some.

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Turkey Mountain across the river. I’ll be there Sunday morning for a hike with some people I know.

My run went pretty well. It has been a while since I ran-ran, if you know what I mean. So this was a walk run. I’d trot a little bit and then walk a little. Did that for about three miles. I had forgotten how nice it was and I was thankful that the other aerobic stuff I had been doing on the stationary bikes and elliptical machines left me with some aerobic fitness.

I had a bike wreck back in the early Fall which made it hard to do anything but hike and the machines. Things seem all better now. I did about three miles the slow way but that is okay.

Son Logan is doing better also from his ankle sprain. We have been doing the “RICE” thing (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) with him. So he is king for a day or few. Heather is taking him to orthopedic doctor today. He has classes but they are online. So until about Wednesday or so we are waiting on him. Bringing him food, doing his laundry, all that stuff.

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10 thoughts on “Our World – Back on the Trails

  1. Vicki

    Glad you’re getting back in to your running groove and that Logan is doing better. Love the photos! Love the waterfall and the bears!

  2. Driller's Place

    Love the sculpture of the bears.
    A recumbent elliptical and resistance bands are the dominate pieces of equipment in my physical fitness regimen. It appears that knee replacement is in my future as running is out of the question and even long walks become painful.
    Stay healthy, stay safe and have a blessed week.

  3. Ellen

    I’ve been doing the RICE thing too. Irv waited on me for a couple days, but then I wanted to do everything myself. Hopefully his injury wasn’t anything more serious than a sprain.

    Glad to see you’re starting to run again. Hopefully the trails will dry out and you’ll have a great hike with your friends on Sunday. Just remember, go down the center of the trail…you don’t want to cause any damage or erosion on the sides of the trails by going around the muddiest areas.

  4. Barb

    I love the top photo with the limbs of the trees beckoning. Good for you to take it easy if you start back running. No need for another injury. Sorry to hear about Logan – hope his sprain is better soon. Until then, let the parents wait on him!

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