A snake! And no, I was not this close to it - I had my camera on the "macro" setting. I ain't no fool!
I was trying to distract Mae Mobley (notice how his ears are flat...he wanted me to leave him alone) so he'd move and I could grab him and get away from the snake - not because I'm a snake lover, it's just that if he ate it (and I had no doubt that he would), he would be barfing up snake bits in the middle of the night. Which I happen to know is not a pleasant thing to clean up (reference bird and lizard bits).Argh - playing cat and mouse! Or rather, lion and snake...
I was finally able to get close enough to the cat (but not the snake) and grabbed him - the snake slithered away. All I can say is that snake better not come around here again - Mae Mobley the hunter is on the lookout!
Here's where the "Tigers" portion of the title comes in:
I found this in the street during my run on Wednesday. The local high school mascot is the tiger, hence, the Tiger Bucks. They didn't do this when my kids went there - I wonder what one Tiger Buck will get me? Btw, that eye of the tiger? Reminds me of the song, which the marching band had to play during the football games - I think every time the team ran out onto the field. All I know is that I heard it A LOT. And my son Sam? Played it A LOT. Bump-bump-bump-bumppppp...
********************Oh hey, since all of two people actually entered the giveaway for the baby gift basket from Oh! Nuts, they had really good odds of winning. Without further ado, the winner is:
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I picked up my race packet yesterday - got the course map and figured out where to have Jeff parked to pick me up and drive me to the finish line (remember when some of the peeps from The Office did that during their 5K Fun Run? genius idea!). Anyway, the shirt is pretty cool:
I'll be rockin' this sweet buffalo shirt after the race on Saturday - I never wear them before I actually run the race...just a superstition of mine.
Now I have to update my iPod - I just realized that I need at least two hours of music on one playlist to get me through this race - how wild is that?!?
Ginger is the only dog Paco will play nicely with. Everyone else, he's all kill first, ask questions later. No dog park for you, Paco!
It was only possible to get this shot because they ran around like maniacs for about ten minutes prior. They are resting up to have a go again - it's so much fun to watch, because they chase each other, leaping across culverts and zipping around trees...and then they rest. And then they GO again! Oh, to have their energy...
And now, it's time for Fashion Friday - Redux. Because of the scale telling me mean things, I decided that I had better check how my clothes are fitting, so I tried to pick an outfit that I had already worn for a previous FF for comparison. I came close - in retrospect, I probably should have looked through my FF posts before "remembering" the outfit - but oh well...it's pretty close.
End of September...Beginning of August...
The shorts fit the same - they were not tight at all, which was good. The sweater, though, shows that my stomach is getting bigger - there is a definite roll emerging. Sigh. I thought running was supposed to help decrease your stomach! I hope, for you, my sweet readers, and for my sake that this will be the last you hear about me and the scale for a while. As long as I'm being honest with myself about what I'm eating, then I really shouldn't pay any attention to that number - after all, I'm training for a half marathon, and if this is what happens in the process, then so be it.
This is a different camisole underneath the sweater than the picture in August. Heh - obviously I love this berry color!Yeah, you know why I had to include this picture...sneaky Paco!
Alright everyone, have a good weekend, and if you're awake at 7:30 am (CST) tomorrow morning, send
speedy endurance thoughts my way! If I live through the 10 mile race, I'll have a recap for you on Monday!