Only this morning it lied in a polite way…. 197 pounds.
How you all doing. It feels as if I’ve been away forever, probably because I missed my interactivity on Friday due to work issues.
Sometimes It’s The Things You Don’t Do That Make Things Better
I was supposed to be in Tybee Island all last weekend. It was Pirate Fest as well as the Georgia/Florida hash weekend. However, plans for my travels fell through, in large part because I was required to be in the office all day on Friday, so I canceled. Did anyone see the weather radar this weekend? It appeared as if it rained in Tybee Island / Savannah for the entire weekend.
On Saturday I was on a mission which led me places that I had no idea I would go. The original mission was to get the hell out of town and head north seeking Fall colors. I knew that it was probably too soon in the season for such a trip, but with nothing pressing on my schedule I decided to follow through. My travels took me up I-575 toward Ellijay, and I kept driving. I kept moving toward Blairsville, where I wound up driving along side their town parade. Somewhere around that time I saw a billboard for a “downtown” “pizza / salad buffet.” Getting hungry and swearing off meat for the day I thought this would be the best place to stop and eat lunch. I commanded Jill to find the place and she returned with Angelo’s Downtown Pizza, fifteen miles from my current location. Fifteen miles seemed far away for a billboard, but as I’ve incorrectly done in the past I followed Jill’s lead. Jill indeed took me to Angelo’s Downtown Pizza which was in Hayesville, North Carolina! Need I tell you that this was not the pizza buffet advertised on the billboard?
Considering the day was a complete lark to begin with, I decided to roam Hayesville, which didn’t take long, and the aim the Jackmobile toward Tennessee. Ducktown was the original target. After getting my fill of copper mine lore, I whisked myself to the Ocoee river to take photos of whitewater rafters.
The next thing to check off from my nonexistent agenda was to snap shots for my “Home Was Where The Hearth Is” photo collection by shooting the two freestanding hearths that I saw while biking on the Beautiful Backroads Century. Sadly I realized that I did not possess the cue sheet for the ride and therefore would have no hope of relocating them on that day.
Sunday, Buzzing Sunday
I was scheduled to run ten miles yesterday. But, fearing doing serious damage to my knees I decided to rethink that plan. My decision was made when I heard that there would be a local contingent of hashers carpooling to the Black Sheep Hash.
The trail yesterday took us up and over Arabia Mountain (note to self: bring camera and shoot) and wound up at the old Southerness Golf Club (note to self: bring camera and shoot). Along the way we all encountered at least two swarms of yellow jackets (or were they really bees?) which happily stung many a hasher. I received two such stings which, along with my other bodily ailments, hurt like a motherf……..
The trail was reported to be 6.5 miles long (credit duly taken below) which was a little long for my tastes. As we entered the old golf club property I offhandedly joked that we’d probably end at the old club house and then get kicked off the property.
Not two-thirds into our ritual circle a park ranger arrived and informed us that we’d not purchased required parking passes, were breaking the law by having alcohol in a state park, and that we were to leave the property immediately. Just call me Nostradamus.
I Now Know Where To Buy A Lawn Jockey!
Years ago when I had a live-in girlfriend, yes I once did, we discussed placing a statue in the backyard. I jokingly said that I wanted one of those tasteless lawn jockeys, naturally she rebuffed this idea.
On Saturday I saw a ceramics/statue dealer on US411 that sold lawn jockeys! Yes, I’m considering it…
I Dream Of A Day Of Running Which Is Not Followed By A Day Of Knee Pain
Today my right knee is the one hurting. I am seriously over feeling injured after each and every running outing.
I will have to see if this knee pain is significant enough to keep me from attempting a run tonight.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – sore, bored, and completely ignored
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Rolling Stones — “Child Of The Moon”
Website Of The Day – Have you ever wanted to be a movie director? Go try your hand at xtranormal.
Exercise (b)Log – hashing, 6.5 miles
Monthly Foot Mileage – 32 miles
Monthly Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Monday Morning Weigh-In – 197 pounds
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Monthly Marta Rides – 0
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 29 (110)
Books To Read To Earn Kindle – 4
Vegetarian Days – 8
Carnivore Days – 4
1) Lose no fewer than three pounds
2) Drink nothing but water, coffee, beer, wine
3) Run no fewer than 75 miles
4) Bike no fewer than 125 miles