Run: Easy 14M (14.01 mi @ 08:35)

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Staying in the easy zone until the weekend but getting good aerobic effort in. It was colder out there today that I expected with the cloudy skies. I am driven by the sun and I hope it returns shortly. Nothing momentous on this run. I never checked my junk a single time so I think it is behind me now.

As I came back within a mile of home, I saw somebody big sitting in the tree near the railroad tracks. I figured it was him — one of the Bald Eagles that is nesting between our home and Union Reservoir. I stopped briefly and took a look up at him. High in the tree he was perched just checking out the views. I quickly got back home and grabbed Reagan and sped back over in my truck. As we pulled up, he got nervous and flew off. What a cool site it was! Such a wing span. He seemed confused where to go. He headed west and did a big circle then came all the way back to us and landed in another tree nearby. I had my “big ass lens” out so I just started firing pictures. No sense in lining up for good shots. Just shoot and see what I got when I get home. We watched him there for a while before getting back in the truck and heading back home. As we drove beneath him (the tree hangs out over the road), he was looking right down on us. We made eye contact through the sunroof. I took a few more shots out the window and headed out. He then flew off to the north following a pack of of geese (I think).

Our Bald Eagle
Our Bald Eagle
Our Bald Eagle
Our Bald Eagle
Our Bald Eagle

Looks like a stealth bomber in that last photo. I wish I had time to learn to use my camera better. But it was fun shooting something real in the wild so close to home. A few more pictures in the slideshow.

I went 14.01 miles with an elevation gain of 598 feet in 02:00:16, which is an average pace of 08:35. View my GPS data on Garmin Connect.