Thursday, January 10, 2008

Rumors of Ghosts

Running has been going well. I had a wonderful neighborhood run up in the hills over the weekend. I powered up and over the hills like I haven't done in years. My body is feeling much more like it used to, energetic. I feel like a filly wanting to kick out of my stall. I've been eating mostly a vegetarian diet and I haven't had any alcohol in a long while so I'm wondering if that has anything to do with the way I feel.

One of the neighbors on my weekend running route let me know that in the nearby wooded canyon there may be a mountain lion. Apparently another neighbor who walked his dog in there for years, and therefore knows what a bobcat footprint looks like has seen very large cat prints there that are NOT bobcat. It's both exciting and scary to think that one of those extraordinary creatures may be so close by. I just hope she doesn't get into trouble.