Monday, September 12, 2005

Reality bites.

Just got back from the run I should have done yesterday (I’m "working" from home today). Just a few miles, but I was experimenting with my new iPod. Strangely, with the music playing I couldn't quite get into the zone, or regulate my breathing properly. Oh, and I nearly got hit by a car. This is going to take some getting used to.

Anyway, soon after I left home I saw a gorgeous black kitten lying on the verge, looking like it was sunning itself. It was there when I was on my way back too, so I thought I'd stop to stroke it for a while. But I pretty quickly realised that it wasn't asleep... I think it must have suffered an impact with a car although it was completely unmarked. No address tag, so I guess all I can do is call the Environmental Health Dept and ask them to take it away before the birds and foxes get to it. Someone's going to be so upset.

I'm going to have to be even more careful not to let Lola go out the front. I'm always worried about her when she goes off on one of her adventures.    

12 comments:

NewYorkMoments said...

You stopped to stroke a stray pussy? You can get into lots of trouble that way.

WDKY said...

Story of my life...

ladylongfellow said...

I'm the opposite...I need music to get into my running zone and I run better when cranky.

WDKY said...

I'm faster when I'm cranky! But - as long as I avoid traffic successfully - I'm going to persevere with the music too.

Sher said...

Linking is fine!

Thanks,
Sher

VDOprincess said...

You just need to find the perfect music to run to. "Let's get it started in here" is too fast, most country is too slow. I prefer switchfoot and lifehouse.

WDKY said...

Switchfoot and lighthouse? Wtf?

I'm going to try Jeff Buckley next time, and hope to avoid cars and deceased pets.

WDKY said...

Oh, lifehouse. Wtf still applies.

Life is better blonde said...

perfect running music...David Gray.

WDKY said...

Elisabeth, I'll try it. But for god sake don't tell anyone.

stressqueen said...

I can't run if I don't have music on. I like to run to house music as it's metronomic beat helps my rhythm.

That story about the kitten is *very* upsetting. I cannot bear any kind of story about animals (especially cats) being hurt or in pain.

WDKY said...

House would be perfect, but I'm not into it. I'm still experimenting, though, and at least am getting used to having the iPod in my hand and the feel of the earplugs.

I was really upset when I found the kitten. I was depressed for the rest of the day.