Gus wasn't so much for his walk and then he was and then he wasn't. He's 10, he's old.
|Finish Run for the Pumpkins 5K|
Shhhh don't tell Sue I didn't have on my tape
Photo by Jana Walker
Not a running day on Tuesday, a meeting day, which worked out ok. I went to the noon circuit class and that was fun. Learning to work within my 30% bend in my knees while weighted was interesting. I'll get it, eventually. My late meeting was canceled so I went home early and took a bike ride out to Watch Hill and back. I had just about enough time before sunset and dog dinner time. Sunset is the more important variable. I donned a warm jersey, snuggly warm, and it was perfect. Of course, I had the wrong gloves so my hands weren't happy. I'll get it all figured out, how to survive winter road rides. A small investment in some appropriate outerwear will be a good use of that bonus I got a few months ago! I knew that would come in handy.
|Jax taking advantage of a higher vantage point to see what's going on.|
I kept thinking he should yell STELLA!
Faith and I were going to make a trek up to Treehouse Brewery, but the only thing they canned were IPAs. Not my thing, or her thing. We will go another time. Jax got a hike and Gus got a long walk. He is still limping but it isn't slowing him down and the bump on that leg doesn't bother him when I mess with it. Again, he's 10, this is what happens...
|Gus sad he hasn't seen the Bob Tailed Squirrel in a few weeks.|
|Razor blade in my tire is how Thursday ended.|
Glad I was close to home!
While Friday is a running day, I was really more interested in the circuit class, Ro was teaching, I did that and then went off to deal with the tire. I made an appointment, but then never asked for the tire size. I was sure this was going to be a saga, tires and I are always a saga. I hunkered down waiting for them to page me and tell me the saga. The page was that my vehicle was ready. What? Are you kidding me? Seriously? It was. The hole wasn't pluggable so they replaced the tire, stored the spare and the jack securely and appropriately (no shit!!) and plugged the small leak I had in the front right tire. I've never bought a lottery ticket, but I should have on Friday, for sure! I can fill a book with my tire sagas, maybe my life is going to have less tire drama for the next 50 years, the first 50 had more than one person should endure. I went for a quick bike ride on the Tour de Farms loop, 3 miles of chip seal makes it a bit slow and a bit rough, still a nice ride and a nice way to end a good day I started convinced it was going to be horrible. :)
|The Bob Tailed Squirrel!|
My running club's trail race, Run for the Pumpkins, was on Saturday, I ran the 5K version of the race and it was good. I enjoy a run in the woods and on marked trails where I'm most likely to NOT get lost, even better! It was not a spectacular run, although I didn't fall at the start so that's something, right?
|Me and Carol Ann Gray|
Photo by Jana Walker
"The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy"
by Jeanne Birdsall such a nice light cute novel a nice break after some heavy stuff. Looking forward to the other three books in the series.
"The Great Escape" by Paul Brickhill pretty heavy subject matter delivered in a very well thought out book. I loved the movie when I saw it years ago. Definitely, one I want to see again. Hogan's Heros was definitely a light-hearted version of this reality.
Continued working on the lilac sweater. I really should expand to a new pattern. I like this one...
Clearly, the -3 in weight means I am behind on my beer drinking. Which was one of my most favorite sign-offs from my mother when she wrote me every day in college.
All in all a good, week, mostly because the joint pain seemed to disappear on the 7th, it was nice waking up not feeling like hell.
Beth, behind on her beer drinking