- I need to stop looking at my blog. I think I've inflated my page view numbers by like 100. It's like, I look at my numbers, look at the blog (I dunno why, I'm an idiot, give me a break), look back at my numbers, see that it's omg gone up by one!!!!!!!!, and throw myself a party. Totally rational. Either it's all me, or (gulp), my friends have found it. I think that's highly unlikely but if that is the case, then I'm extremely embarrassed. My friends are not blog-friendly people, for the most part.
- I can't stop listening to this song. I like Mumford & Sons well enough (a lot well enough, actually), but I think it stuck with me because I saw this video by a badass ultrarunner. I guess that, given that "wandering" and "running" are sort of the same thing, and that I'm a hopeless athlete, my equating it with running isn't deep in the slightest. AT LEAST I TRIED. That's as deep as things get around here, folks. Get used to it. I also really like this song. Yes, Mumford & Sons again and yes, I realize Paul Simon did it first, but Jerry Douglas is awesome! I feel like in another life I would be a great dobro player (this is based on the fact that I know what a dobro is). And I think everything mishmashes well in this song. How's that for analysis?
- I got one of those "here's your training plan you didn't ask for!" emails from Runners World (is there no apostrophe in that name? Proper grammar what?), which reminded me: I need a training plan. Soon. It doesn't help that I'm not actually training for anything, and that I'm pretty sure the last real race of the season happened this past weekend.
- I signed up for a group run on Meetup. Everyone familiar with Meetup? The creepy internet dating site masquerading as a totally legit way to meet people with similar interests? Okay, scratch that creepy bit-it's actually pretty cool. I've done a few hikes with a local group via Meetup and all have been smashing successes (even that one time I ended up hiking alone with an older man who wasn't actually a "hiker" so much as a landscape photographer who moved occasionally), so hopefully this will have a similar vibe. I'm a much more confident hiker than runner, however, so I'm a bit nervous. I'm a solo runner out of necessity, but I like running with people. People I know, that is. Otherwise I'm worrying about farting or running too fast or breaking my leg mid-run but continuing to run on it because I'm too embarrassed to admit something's wrong. But hey, we'll see how it goes! Jebus knows I could use some more social interaction.
The most miserable river crossing anyone has experienced EVER, and that's putting it lightly.
Updated to add: So, Meetup meetup didn't happen. Too much shit to do! Soon though.
I thought it was funny that we were entering a forest.
Another rainy day. I'll take it over New York hell/heat/humidity any day.