Just planning out my marathon schedule and realized that in all my 140+, there's a lack of monkeys.
I've hurdled the dead in Tupelo, forded streams in Abilene, Texas and wiped ice off my glasses in Abilene, Kansas, scaled Roadkill Hill in Minot, won a Native America Kachina in Las Cruces, eaten salmon and lobster post race in Juneau and Newport, respectively, and gator in Baton Rogue. Ran a bunch of bridges from San Fran to NYC and saluted our heroes in DC, run with the horses (and Del Acker's amazing dog) in Green River, Wyoming and the Martians in Michigan. I've run on Colorado mountains, islands in the Pacific and Atlantic, and a volcanic lake in Oregon. I've even dodged the latte-swilling, 4 and 5 abreast moms with strollers in Seattle (nod to sr. stevie ray lopez, there).
......but nary a single monkey has deigned to grace my marathon miles.
Woe, o woe, is me.
https://agratefullifedotnet.wordpress.com/ (for a piece or two of my mind)
You are smarter than the rest of us. But don't worry, there's still time to make that mistake.
Whoa. Hi Amy!
I once forded streams with Amy in Abilene.
Au contraire. You led me through raging torrents, even whilst my plastic poncho whipped about like a Wonder Bread wrapper. I would have drowned or resigned from running but for your gallantry. (The RD delayed the race start for lightening, as I recall.)
....and this was Abilene, Texas. Where Frank (the greyhound who appeared in Marathon & Beyond) loved the prairie dog town.
The icy cold Abilene was in Kansas. Where he loved the Greyhound Hall of Fame. Really.
Anyway, just another reason why you are a truly special person.
May the Hills be Ever in Your Favor...
I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.
So I hear the monkeys will soon be packing for Cookeville. Do they have little sun parasols? Or those battery powered portable fans, perhaps?
They have flame throwers
Oh oh Toto, it's THOSE damn monkeys again!
I can't wait. I hope it is as cold as last year and the sun is out and the sky is clear blue. It makes the pain bearable. That, and the bottle of wine I will drink after my 5 hour nap. At least that worked last year.