Thanks for starting the week, Kathy. 20,000 steps in a day sounds like an awful lot! And I get this wonderful mental image of you following DD around with a big ol' clipboard... Have a safe and successful trip to MI!
Les, I am fairly certain that I would have the compassion necessary for your job, but I doubt I'd have the energy. It sounds like a busy week ahead for you. Good job on the walk through humidity. That's the way of the outdoor exercise world in our part of the country at this time of year, isn't it?!
Oh, and you asked last week if I prefer pavement runs over trails. I have to say that I do better on pavement. I can run longer, and faster, even with hills. My trails are uneven and full of hazards (roots, stumps, grapevines that the deer lay across the trail while they hide in the nearby bush and giggle....). Also, I can go out early when running on roads, but trail runs are very wet in the morning.
I can finally report a run today, although it was a kind of a weenie one. 2.5 miles in 82 degrees and over 85% humidity. Ick. I've spent the past 4 days outside, weeding and planting, so there was no desire to do any physical activity above and beyond my daily chores. Funny how finally the landscape looks exactly like I've always wanted, but I'm almost too exhausted to appreciate it now! Aging. Double ick!
Oh, and although I was going to mention that I almost picked up a snake while on the trails today (I was clearing the paths of larger fallen branches), what I saw on our garage roof this morning trumps that.
Cuter than a snake, don't you think??? I've seen grey foxes in the woods, but never a red fox. I've been keeping a close eye on Spooky since I saw the coyote last spring, but now have added another level of watchfulness while he is outside. Luckily, he is also getting older so he stays close to home these days.
So, what have all of the other VRB-ers been doing this weekend???
Can't you just eat what I put in front of you? Do you have to know what it is?
Ria Parkinson, Butterflies (BBC, 1978-83)