Saturday, February 6, 2010

I've decided that when an "air stagnation warning" is posted almost daily, you've just got to run through it. With the weather reaching a balmy 34 degrees, Buddy and I could not resist a 4.5 mile run on sloppy roads up in the mountains. We watched the sun set as we cruised along. Buddy's favorite part was getting his muddy self towel dried and then snuggling in for hugs.

6 comments:

Jo Lynn said...

Cute! I love your new header! You find the most beautiful pictures. ;)

TooeleTwins said...

My coworker and I run from work now. When it is a RED air day, we stay at work and climb the stairs (yuck). When it is YELLOW, we still go out. My doc OK'd it by saying that she runs on yellow days. If it's good enough for her, it works for me!

Iris said...

Jo Lynn - I took the picture on a whim while spending time in cold North Dakota over the holidays. I'd love to take a photography class and am wishing for a new camera. :)

I remember running in red days in DC. At the time, I didn't really know what it meant! Ignorance is bliss?

Martin said...

I agree that running on those “bad air” days is not so bad. Just keep aiming up hill, or at least up some of the gulches (Martinez, Grizzly, etc). The air quality measurements are more specific to town (or the airport?), where the bad air settles, so heading up and out of town is good.

Iris said...

Martin - I've been doing the South Hills Drive up Martinez Gulch. It takes me awhile, but it's been beautiful up there!

-J.Darling said...

Thanks SO MUCH for posting this! I just moved to the mountains of Washington state from Southern California and I'll be doing my first 5k up here on Saturday. They issued an Air Stagnation Warning all through the weekend! We don't have those in So Cal. But after reading your advice and the comments, I'll just run through it. Thankfully, the race is in a small town - so pollutants shouldn't be too bad (though we are near a Naval Shipyard).

I'm signing up to follow your blog now to help motivate me!