Yesterday’s run was quite interesting. First, it was colder than Tuesday (-2 C). I was on my normal route, taking the first 3/4 km run when it dawned on me that this part of my run was uphill, about a 30′ change in elevation from where my house is, no wonder this part of the run always makes me want to quit. I use Sven’s idea of telling myself all I need to do is get to the stop light and then its all downhill. It was on this downhill return to my house when I came across a very strange sight. Two deer were in a neighbourhood backyard and stared at me as I passed. One, whose backside was pointed toward me, was looking over her left shoulder and followed me with her eyes and head as I ran past. I was quite surprised to see them in someone’s backyard, let alone stand calmly as someone runs by. What makes this so fascinating is that I don’t live in the country, I live in a very busy suburb of Minneapolis. Nature never ceases to amaze.