Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Whiskers on Wednesday---What a Runner sees...

WHISKERS ON WEDNESDAY

I know you guys are probably wondering about Mr Ace...he is doing pretty good. He has good days and bad days. With the heat and humidity we are having these days he has more bad days than good...but he's hanging in there.
This September he'll be 18...in cat years that's 93 (according to a chart at the vet's office--other websites say he's 87)....Old Man!

WHAT A RUNNER SEES--
I wish I had my camera with me when I run so I can show you some of this stuff...pretty amazing.
A baby bottle
A baby pacifier
A baby diaper (used--ugh)
A baby shoe----not all on the same trip but I'm beginning to wonder if I'll find the baby!!

More trash...I think I'll start running with a bag so I can start picking up some of it.

This past Sunday I had a great idea (one might think) to run Roanoke Mtn...just off the Blue Ridge Parkway...I'll tell you that this is Wed and I'm STILL sore from the run! It's a 4 mile loop (that I added an additional 1.25 miles after the descent) The first mile is a CONTINUOUS 10% grade -- which feels more like 50% once you get started!
....ANYWAY--while on this run I saw:

More trash--jeez people, what are you thinking?!
2 young bucks ran across the road in front of me
Lots of other cyclists and runners, which is comforting to know I'm not out there alone running a mountain!
Several pages from a gay magazine (and you know what kinda magazine I'm talking about)!!! Ummmmm, okay....

As I run I'll keep a list of more that I see!!


Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!

4 comments:

Sandra said...

One of my cats was 22+ when she passed away of old age. I've never ended a life but I have ended suffering.

Channon said...

Hi Ace!! So glad to see you keeping on keeping on...

I'm pondering the C'ville Women's 4 Miler. I'm going to visit the website later today, and if I can do it without joining a training program, I think I'll sign up.

Becky said...

Glad to see you again, Ace!

I should keep track of the things I see when I walk. There are a pair of purple panties out there, and lots of beer cans. But I usually just notice the animal tracks.

Bubblesknits said...

Glad to see Ace on here! Give him some love for me.