Had I written this yesterday I may have called it a major fail but I’ve had time to think on it. 🙂
I knew this past weekend was setting up to be a busy one. With that in mind, I moved my Saturday run to Friday and got in 7 miles. Which turned out to have been a very smart choice. Saturday saw a few errands in the morning and then getting ready to go celebrate NikeC’s birthday. Ever have one of those days when you just don’t feel comfortable in anything to the point where you skin feels like it doesn’t fit? Yeah that was Saturday… well, truthfully, that’s been the last few months but that’s another post. I finally just went with it and headed out. We went to a new-to-me restaurant. In fact my only association with it previously was that my mom had parked for there both times I ran City to the Sea. The food was so good, warm, fresh tortillas with apple cinnamon butter as a starter? Yes please. Plus you can’t complain about the view- It was a great evening with old friends and new ones that may have been capped by a milkshake at midnight. I party hard, right? Ha!
But that kind of leads into how running became a fail on Sunday. While I have kept my calorie count in a decent place while on vacation, I indulged too often in foods I know shouldn’t eat- like milkshakes, etc. And my stomach expressed its anger on Sunday, so running was out. However I did get in 3 solid running days last week for 23 miles. So, that’s not to shabby for me. 🙂Plus, Sunday ended on a cool note. There’s a local organization that rescues wild animals and uses them to educate the public. At my previous work location we would sometimes get random visits if they stopped in and had something cool in the truck. For example- a bobcat kitten, a reindeer, a spider monkey, a raven, and a brown thing that I think was a lemur? Sunday they had an event called Wild Lights. They strung up lights, had a bbq, Santa visits and the animals got presents. This was the first year and they seriously underestimated the draw- the place was jam-packed and they ran out of food quickly. The animals were awesome.
Some engaged with the crowds and others looked supremely bored. Or like they wanted to eat you for dinner. 🙂 The monkeys were spoofing the kids and damn lemurs can make some noise. They all loved the presents, the lemurs tore the boxes open and enjoyed their popcorn and goldfish. The tiger, like most cats, looked exceedingly bored. That is until one of the workers walked by carrying a couple of gifts, he knew exactly what those were and wanted them, he stalked her through the fence.
It was sad seeing the ones that had been hurt but at least they had a home. There was a giant eagle who wasn’t even tied down and had no cage overhead. You could tell the one wing didn’t work anymore but he had branches and perches and ledges he could hop to and from. He also looked as bored as the tiger. Another bored one was my favorite and he was so big!!!
So the weekend may have brought fewer miles than planned but great experiences! And here’s a link to a video my brother made-
How was you weekend?
Ever visit a rescue type operation?
What’s your favorite animal? I love owls.
Did the tortillas make you hungry? I kind of want more. 🙂
16 thoughts on “A Partial/ Awesome Fail”
Sounds like a decent weekend! Ouch on the food not agreeing though.
The animal thing sounds really cool! Owls are one of my faves. Did you see that video recently of the guy giving one of them eskimo kisses and the owl is in heaven?? It’s so adorable!
I had to go google that video- so cute!!! I want that guy’s owl. There was a little barn owl there too, but it didn’t like the crowds so much so I didn’t get a pic. But the big guy was so cool!!
I think it sounds like a great time … and sometimes we pay the price for choosing to indulge in things we know will bug us (well, my stomach is pretty much cast iron, but my wife does it occasionally).
It was a good weekend. Yes, I have no one to blame but myself. When I was just out of high school I could eat anything I wanted whenever- man, that was nice. 🙂
I could live on tortillas! And great visit and video!
Oh, the tortillas were so good- I wish I was rich and could have my own tortilla maker!
That tortilla starter sounds so delish 🙂
I am really happy those rescues exist, but it makes me feel so sad to see the hurt animals, too 😦 And just to see them confined, in general.
It was yummy.
The cages made me sad but I am also glad that there are organizations like this that care for injured/ abused animals. I’ve also learned that they have a chunk of land they are working on expanding everything.
I’ve been to an animal training center before. Loved the monkeys they had there. I LOVE elephants and big cats.
The tiger was so pretty- and so behaved. The little brown monkey seemed like a troublemaker. He was all over the place. The black one he shared a habitat with looked completely over his exuberance. 🙂
I love that the animals got presents! I have a hard time choosing a favorite animal but I do love penguins!
I had overheard a lady in Micheal’s earlier in the week when she was buying stuff to wrap the presents and I was a little stumped. But once I was there and realized that the animals knew exactly what presents were and could unwrap them- it was pretty cool. I don’t think that I have actually ever seen a penguin before- I’ve never been to a really big zoo.
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I think that may be one of the only pics I’ve seen you not in sunglasses Fallon haha lol 😉 😛 🙂 and my favorite animal by far is dolphins. I scream like a teenage groupie when I see one ha! Sorry about the milkshake overdose chica!!! I soooooo feel your pain on that one. I pay every time I have one but they are sooooo good. Those very are amazing, great pictures!!! And congrats on that solid 23 mile week 🙂
I am kind of on the fence about that pic- 🙂 Dolphins are pretty awesome, I love watching them jump. I hadn’t indulged in a milkshake in so long and it just sounded so good. It really was yummy too. 🙂 But no more for a very long while.
What a fun event!! Owls are so rad! Dogs are my favorite animals, but greyhounds specifically, since I have one 😉
I’ve always been a cat person but my mom’s puppy is making me a dog person. I love how majestic Greyhounds look. 🙂
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