This morning was my fave annual 10k trail run. There were muddy creek crossings.
There was a dam to scale. It was ‘dam’ high and steep.
And then came the descent.
I stayed on my feet for the descent, but in my mind I was one misstep away from doing a spectacular tumble a la Gloucestershire Cheese Roll-style.
At the race finish, a little mud wasn’t going to stop me from savoring a delicious juicy orange.
When getting dressed for the race this morning, I noticed my HRM (heart rate monitor) was way too loose. I cinched it down to its smallest, but it was still too loose. The several-years-old elastic was giving out. So, I quickly threaded the sewing machine with black, and cut a big 9-inch section of elastic out of the band.
Then I sewed the shortened band pieces back together.
I put the shortened HRM back on, and it was still too big, so I took it off, cut out another 6 inches. And sewed it together again. Then it fit, and I was off to the races…literally.
Back home after the race, I plopped myself onto the couch and re-dedicated myself to reading A Confederacy of Dunces. I’d started it long ago, and liked it, but then set it aside, forgotten. Now it is one of the books in the Great American Read list, and it is my choice for the Read.