Another week with my head mostly in a complicated pipeline database. It's very tiring. But what's really been burning at me is the cat photo backlog. I know some of my readers yearn for cat photos. Blogs with cat photos in them seem to get higher readership. So am I pimping out the cats here?
Mostly they get along. They aren't actually asleep here. Celina has her paws in Curtis's throat, and is licking him firmly.
After the licking comes the snoozing. The snores were very loud. They approve of the new furniture.
On the weekend I was graced with Curtis. I'd just finished combing his belly. He likes that.
Here's the front view. Gotta love a camera so small and light you can hold it at arms length and still get a good shot.
Most of the time Curtis is very sensitive about his front paws. Touch them, and he'll draw them back. But I was gently checking his claws and pads. Very impressive, and he kept on snoring throughout.
When I let go of his paw, he just flopped. I wish I could relax and snooze like this.
Today was the day! We had a few more days of spring. Or maybe this is summer. Sometimes in Calgary it's hard to tell. But I guess it's not summer till it stops snowing and it's supposed to snow this weekend.
Which is one reason I was hoping to get a run done during the week, and Michelle suggested I run home with her, along a route I hadn't done. It's pretty direct, though I have to go a few blocks west to her office to start.
Without even trying we settle into a nice chat chat pace and carry on without one of us having to push or the other waiting. Those splits are pretty consistent considering a few waits for lights, a couple breaks for photos, and one walk break near the end as my legs started complaining.
It was the perfect temperature, maybe not quite 20 C, very light wind, somewhat cloudy but not gloomy. I loved running along looking at streets I've either never been on, or haven't been on in many years. All part of my getting out more often initiative.
We felt so virtuous crossing over Glenmore. So many people in cars stuck in traffic, and us running along enjoying the fresh air. There were a ton of other people out on the path running and biking. I didn't see any skaters though. As is often the case for photos of me, I look a little stuffed, I'm leaning to one side, and I've got a drink in my band. You'll notice the logo from Tri it Multisport.
A few minutes later as we were running past the hospital we asked someone sitting on a bench there to take a photo of us. The ice is a beautiful green colour in the sun.
Not much to speak of for the rest of the week. Wed was a good massage, working on my quads and such. Tight, but they loosened up. Then a very nice yoga session.