Tehani had a small benign mass removed from her elbow today. She has been very dramatic about it so far while recovering in my office. But I'm not really surprised. She was pretty dramatic after her spay and also has a meltdown if she stubs her toe or something in the yard. She wanted me to post these for sympathy.
This weekend Cheri, Grace, Lindsay and company and I did what will probably be our last race for the year. We hit the St. Louis Hot Chocolate 15K. The good news is that Lindsay and I are so competitive we pushed each other to a dual PR of 1:20:39. Which is a way better time than I thought I was capable of! Our challenge now is to be able do it again in 8 years when Lindsay is the age I am now! The bad news is I strained my Achilles which could jeopardize my 1000 mile year. I have 53 to go. So I am resting and icing for a few days and hoping it will heal quickly.
Notice my magical rainbow unicorn leggings. They made all the difference!
Then we joined Elaine and Melanie in Herman for the wine and cheese event to celebrate Lindsay's upcoming nursing school graduation. A fun, but exhausting weekend!
This little sweet pea is Merry. She was a "feral" cat that was brought in to work to be spayed. The caretakers were not really committed to caring for her so they let me take her to find a good home. She is being treated for all kinds of parasites and an eye infection but should be ready for her new home soon!
This weekend Cheri and I went to Arkansas for a trail run. We stayed at a super cute hotel built at an old mill complete with evening snacks and free cookies! We got there in time to do a little shopping-I picked up a few presents for the pets-and still had time to relax a bit before bed.
The race morning was cool and cloudy but not crazy cold. The first half of the race was pretty rough. It had a long uphill on rough and rocky terrain followed by a long downhill on the same terrain. The second half was much nicer, a more "runnable" style of trail. It was only supposed to be 5 miles but somewhere in the fine print it actually said 5-6 miles. They may as well have called it 6 because it was far closer to 6 than 5! But it helped me get a bit closer to my 1000 mile goal. Only 75 more!
Then we headed home and Jerry and I spend the evening catching up on our TV and then sleeping in this cool, dreary morning. Welcome to winter.
Just like that you're six years old and you take a nap and you wake up and you're twenty-five and your high school sweetheart becomes your wife...
Ain't no rhyme or reason No complicated meaning Ain't no need to over think it Let go laughing Life don't go quite like you planned it We try so hard to understand it The irrefutable, indisputable fact is... It happens