Distance: ~3.25 miles
Funny story (funny/not funny), my Garmin couldn’t find me today so I wasn’t able to track my time or mileage properly. Sigh. Has anyone else had this problem? Is it because it was overcast? It worked fine in the same area earlier this week.
Anyway, I was trying to find a flat route today, since I’ve (accidentally) done hills for my last few runs and I’ve been feeling it in my feet. Went partway around the reservoir until it got icy, then retraced my steps.
This part is so much nicer in summer.
So my run ended up pretty flat but not quite as long as I wanted. Then I came home and had pancakes, which meant I had to say “pamcakes” a lot, because Hellboy.
If you think this post on running has simply turned into an excuse to post Hellboy comics, you would be correct.
Today I was at work, like you do. Working, minding my owns, etc. BUT THEN. I left a meeting and got back to my desk just in time to see this tweet from RunDisney:
At which point I pretty much lost my shit. An Avengers half marathon at Disneyland?? There may have been some of this:
And maybe a little of this:
Of course, now I have to choose: Avengers in November or Disney Princess in February? Probably can’t manage both. There’s something magical about taking part in the First Ever in the Entire World Avengers Half Marathon, but I’ve been looking forward to the Princess Half for literally years. I don’t know what to doooooo.
(And yes, I have a costume picked out for both races and no, I am not telling you what they are.)
Anyone out there planning to do either? Both? HELP ME DECIDE, OBI-WANS.
Distance: 4 miles
Accidentally ran up Heartbreak Hill today because FUNSIES. I mean, actually, I accidentally ran down it, and then I had to go up to get back home again. I guess I didn’t realize it was quite so close.
Nothing like a blue sky and a nice hill to make you feel alive.
I need to find a new route so I’m not doing my long run and hill workouts at the same time, because that seems like kind of a poor idea. My Garmin (present to myself before sudden vet bills occurred yesterday) will arrive sometime this week, so it will be easier to make up (hill-free) routes as I go and still keep track of my distance.
It’s so cool seeing all the other runners emerging from hibernation. Springtime + Marathon training = lots of running friends!
Tonight. Maybe he’s mad about all the butt thermometers he experienced today.
Look at that handsome little cranky face.
Watson and I had some adventures today. Instead of our usual Friday activities (napping on the couch and going to work, respectively), we got to visit multiple veterinary clinics to try to figure out what is wrong with his insides. No answers yet, but some tests are out. Hopefully I will know more tomorrow.
Because let me tell you, driving all over Boston with a really sad/angry cat and spending all of my money is not an activity I want to become a regular-type thing.
Distance: 3 miles (I know, I know, not super-long, baby steps)
That pretty church-like building behind the trees is a piece of Boston College. It is probably actually a church. I really have no idea. Cool story, bro.
Today’s run was choppy because I kept having to climb over snowbanks and stopping to penguin-walk over ice until I figured out that I should be in the clean carriageway (pictured) instead of on the sidewalk. I figured this out because the runners training for the Boston Marathon are starting to appear on this road (the marathon route), and they were all running over there away from the traffic, because they are smarter than I am. (Also, they are better runners. I just put my head down and bopped along to Paula Abdul and tried to feel proud of my 3 miles.)
When I was almost home I passed two bros, one of whom was carrying a case of Coors Light (which, blegh) at 11am. “It’s my 21st birthday!” he proudly announced to me as I ran past, pointing at the case. So wherever you are, happy birthday Mystery Bro!
And that was today’s run.
I deleted the half-marathon countdown widget because it seemed to think that June is in 4 months. I already feel intimidated by my training timeline, like the race is staring me down, no need to accelerate the process, WordPress. (June is more than 4 months away, right? I’m not messing that up?)
Today I’m lounging around with the cats, trying to take it easy so I’m good to go to work tomorrow. I dislike being sick (who doesn’t) and I turn into a very whiny sick person. You should be glad the internet is between us.
Sometime during my sick haze I had the brilliant idea to start a new tumblr, and then—needing content—I decided to catalog every outfit Emma Peel ever wore on the Avengers. Part of me suspects that this is a subconscious ploy to procrastinate on finishing the various novels I’m writing, but the other part of me is excited about screen-capping every single last catsuit.
I think this afternoon is going to be devoted to monster movies and cat snuggling. Happy Sunday, y’all.
These photos are from a few days ago, when the first official blizzard/nor’easter/snowstorm of 2014 hit Boston. (I refuse to bow to the hype and start referring to blizzards by name. Hercules? I mean c’mon.)
Wednesday observes the blizzard.
Watson observes nothing.
As you can see, not much has changed around here since last year.