One of the things we’ve learned about Maine Coon cats is that they have BIG personalities, which means they are quite vocal. Jax in particular is a cat that talks all the time. He is constantly meowing, trilling or making some form of noise. When I wake up in the morning, he is usually already at the bedroom door meowing and trying to break in, or at least when I open the doors, he is there ready to greet me. Not this morning.
I opened the door, no Jax. I started doing my stretching and he was still nowhere to be found. He finally sauntered by without so much as a whimper. I tried petting him and he kept moving. So of course, during my entire run this morning, I was panicked thinking he was on the verge of death because he had contracted some weird form of malaria from a sewer mosquito.
Nope, apparently cats just get crabby too. I came back from my run and he was back to his chipper self. Phew.
This morning’s run was rough, not going to lie. I was debating between just doing a loop in the park or going a little longer and trying to have my park time be tempo time. I opted for a longer seven mile run. But, by time I got to the park, I was already a sweaty mess. Turns it, the humidity is at 79%! Complete grossness. I started to get a side ache halfway through – awesome – and worked through it, but no more tempo pace. I think I was side achy because I needed water. After about five miles, I would have given anything for an ice cold glass of water…
I made it through and I think it was definitely one of those runs that makes you stronger in the long run (ha, no pun intended).
Without sounding like a creepster, I want to give a shout out to this woman that I’ve seen working it in Prospect Park since spring. When she first started, she could barely even run. She did a walk-shuffle, but always had a smile on her face. This morning she was in a full-fledged RUN! I was so proud of her, I wanted to tell her that but I’m pretty sure that would sound creepy. I wonder if other people notice me as much as I notice them?
Time for my new favorite breakfast drink — one scoop of CLICK Mocha with 4 ounces of 2% milk and 8 ounces of water. I am not a big coffee fan so only using one scoop with some milk is perfect.
Do your pets ever get crabby? Do you notice progress in people that you see on your everyday runs?