Running... Again?

  If you know me you know there was a time about 10 years ago or so where I was running. A lot. At least 5 days a week and at least 5 miles a run. I wasn’t training, I wasn’t preparing for a race or a marathon. I just found myself enjoying the time spent running. I wasn’t obsessed with numbers, but I kept track of them all and liked seeing improvements in time and distances. It was good physical health and mental health. Then I tweaked my knee. Not bad enough that I couldn’t walk on it, just a tweak that told me I needed to back off of running for a little bit. So I decided on 2 weeks. At the end of 2 weeks I aborted a run very early as the pain was still there. 2 weeks became 3, became a month, became 5 years. 

Camera Shy (Photocentric)

Ran into this guy while biking. Almost literally ran into him. Banana slugs (which this is), are, besides the mascot of U.C. Santa Cruz, one of the largest "terrestrial slugs" known with the longest ones clocking in at just about a foot long. They're also fairly speedy at 6.5 inches per minute. All facts, by the way, taken from Wikipedia, and not know off the top of my head. Except for the U.C. Santa Cruz bit of info.

In elementary school we went to science camp in the Marin Headlands (north of San Francisco) and one of things we were given the opportunity of doing was to kiss a banana slug. I think I passed on that opportunity. Ah, Science Camp... so many memories. Most of them are even good ones! :)

As you can see, he/she (they're hermaphrodites) got camera shy just as I was taking the shot. But I suppose that's to be expected when he was originally going to be run over!

Camera Shy


  1. Really like the photo. I remember Science Camp too...interesting time. :-)


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