So far two raccoons have been caught, two nights of sleep partially ruined. We have figured out that if we turn both the fans in the bedroom on to high it will drown out most of the noise. I feel bad because I get that the beasties are scared and trapped but also I just want them to shut up and go away.
- My knee is getting better, just not as quickly as I'd like it to. I am running again, but mostly on the treadmill to lessen the impact, and have cut back on mileage drastically. I am registered for a half-marathon next Sunday, my current plan is to run what I can, probably about half, and walk the rest. Then I'm going to run into (heh) some bigger decisions: I have been planning to run the Oakland full marathon in the spring, but the training plan for that starts in just a few weeks. I don't want to commit myself to anything that will keep me running injured so I'm going to have to re-evaluate in about a month to see where I am at. I had a slate of races planned leading up to Oakland that timed out really nicely, it would be a bummer to let it go, but there's always next year I suppose. I'm working really hard on being a grown up about this, and I'm succeeding mostly.
- It's been gray and rainy here all day and it's fabulous. I realize that rain on Halloween is not ideal for other reasons but I love the idea of washing away the old year. Also, when it's sunny for too long I get antsy, I need cloudy days sometimes.