My delayed 16 miler is now complete. It was broken up into a 6.4 mile loop and a 9.6 mile out and back to a friend’s place so I’d have plenty of opportunity to make it to a loo. Shitting myself whilst on a run has now become a major fear of mine, especially as my intestines decided to revolt on Monday night and continue to be a bit dodgy.
The run went as usual—slow, sluggish and mind-numbing. However, there were blue skies, lots of sunshine, the chance to run amidst horses (there was even a baby one!) and the opportunity to see two men on a bench next to the river drinking beer at 9:30 am. Class act, those two.
One more day of work and then I’m off to the south coast to collect my mom and aunt from the boat. Saturday cannot come soon enough.
Words from the wilderness
My sister Z continues to be trapped in the woods of NH. Although our family has been keeping her busy with running errands for them (*cough*lazy sods*cough*), she’s still found time to communicate another missive to you all. Again, my comments are red, italicized and in brackets.
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I am still maintaining my post and have completed cleaning duties. Must find some motivation to move and stop eating everything in sight. Workouts not off to a good start. I did actually get dressed for one but did not complete the actual task. [That’s pretty much every day for me.]
Having the Visitor here over the weekend was a great and welcome break. Visitor had a great time even though the weather was horrible. I guess it's my fault I told him not to bring a coat. Who knew it was going to snow!
Visitor decreed that the cat behaved like a dog, e.g. follows you around, requires your attention at all times, is very vocal. [He doesn’t bark, but he makes a lot of Ewok-like sounds.] Visitor is not an animal lover, but took a shine to the cat. He called the cat his ‘filo’ (Greek word for friend) and decided the best form of communication was singing meows to him according to the commercial jingle.
Cat was totally in love with Visitor. [Cat has been trapped in an all-female household his whole life. He craves male companionship.] Visitor purchased a little bed for his new friend. [Damn thing is lined with catnip.] Cat now sleeps in his new bed all the time. [And is now a full-fledged druggie. Thanks a lot, Visitor! We know where to send the kitty rehab bill.]
I have had my first encounter with the wildlife. Two wild turkeys came by for a visit. My first instinct was “Where's the cat?” [My furball may be old, but he’s still feisty and would try to take the damn things down.] I ran outside to see where he was and he was on the porch just watching them. My voice scared the turkeys and they turned back into the woods. Sadly, I thought of my camera too late and was foiled anyway as the battery was not charged! I will be better prepared for next time. Seems since that first sighting the turkeys keep coming back. Must be something in the yard they like. [The scent of cabin fever? Or kitty poop?]
Until next time,
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This is my last post for the week. I’m not sure if I’ll be posting much, if at all, next week. We’ll see.
Have a great (early) weekend, everyone!