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Friday Jun 7 #


I am now ready to wage war.

My plan is to seek out tick heavy areas, and zig-zag through these areas extensively while mapping. The more ticks I can attract, the better, at least if this permathrin stuff works as advertised.

I ran a time trial course out at Granite Planite. The time didn't mean much, because it was very windy and the wind was coming out of the SW, which is the worst direction given the layout of the course I was running. But my legs felt good. And the wind was actually nice for the running, from the standpoint that it was quite warm out, but with the wind it felt effectively fairly comfortable.

On the way home, while driving, I felt something crawling on the back of my neck, and when I reached back with my hand to sweep it away, I got stung on a finger. Of all things, it was a yellow jacket. I never saw it in the truck and I have no idea how it got in. Maybe it landed on me while I was running and it just held on for the ride?

When I jerked my hand away, the yellow jacket must have stayed on it, because it ended up falling on the seat beside me. Still driving, I grabbed my hat and slammed it down on the hornet and pressed down on it as best I could until I got home. At least with yellow jacket stings the pain dissipates very quickly.


Notably, this was the best my knee has felt in a long time. Hard to say there was any discomfort either while I was warming up, running on the course, or warming down, or afterwards later in the day. Encouraging.

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