Greetings from Minnesota. It’s overcast and 60 degrees today. It feels like fall, but I’m sure there will be warm days ahead yet.
Original post title, huh? 🙂
But, that is really what this post is all about.
First, I’ll show you the cows.
I thought our ladies in the pasture were looking pretty today, so I wanted to show them off to you.
Another exciting development on the farm is the new barn. It has cows inside! One of the two pens is now full of cows, and they seem quite happy in their new habitat.
We’ll move cows into the other side this week, so I’ll try to get some pictures of that move as it happens.
Even though we’ve got lots of cows at home, I always love to look through the dairy barn at the Minnesota State Fair. I showed cattle there through 4-H and FFA while growing up, and it’s great to see so many kids doing the same.
I’ve only spent about 1/2 day at the fair so far, but I hope to get back for more time (and pictures) before it ends on Labor day.
These Brown Swiss were among the 4-H cattle at the fair.
My August mileage numbers have been pretty underwhelming, but I have gotten in some of my speedier runs of the summer.
Yesterday I found a few minutes to watch the World Track & Field Championships, and the Women’s 10,000 was on.
Ever since junior high track, I have enjoyed watching running. I enjoy following along with professional running and track just like I do baseball.
I know a lot of people find it boring to watch, but I think it’s awesome. Maybe because I am a runner so I grasp just how fast the times they run really are?
Who knows, but after I watched some of the coverage I felt like I would run faster.
I only had time for 3.5 miles; I don’t know how I used to run 15 miles+ on the weekend… I started easy and ran the second 1/2 at mid- 8:XXs pace. Faster then I’ve run for awhile.
I’ve got work to do, but I have renewed hope in my running. 🙂
Are you a track / pro running fan?