sanctuary

Dear diary:

Today was a day off before the long runs tomorrow and Sunday. I went to the gym with Mo, who ran three or four or 22 or something. Mo is a showoff.

I pretended to lift weights instead. I have the upper body strength of a 6-year-old girl, although I’m pretty sure a 6-year-old girl would take offense to this and kick my ass. But strong core blah blah arm strength for ultras blah blah yeah I get it. At least weight machines ensure I don’t drop things on my toes. My toes don’t care for that.

I messed around on the rower for a while and then the recumbent bike. Did I mention I tend to lack focus? This is likely why I run. It’s just so simple.

On the way home, we stopped to say hey to the birds at the sanctuary. I would report which kinds, except that the extent of my bird knowledge is “hey, does that gull look like he’s aiming for me?” I can identify a roseate spoonbill, which gives me street cred. Birders are an uppity group, you know.

On the way out, we saw an old cat in the bushes. He’s in a bad way, but there’s nothing to be done for him. If we took him to the shelter they would kill him. Better to take his chances out here, I guess.

We stopped at a convenience store on the way home. Mo bought a Mountain Dew and a box of Meow Mix. Traditional post-run combo.

Then it was back to the sanctuary. The cat had the world’s greatest lunch. He can’t see, but he can sure eat. I don’t know what will happen to him, but I know that for a half hour or so on a Friday afternoon he was pretty damn happy.

Isn’t that all any of us can ask for?

Well, that’s all, diary. Thanks for listening. Wish me luck tomorrow.

your pal
gary

(illustration by mo)

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