It mainly started over this past weekend. Magnum and I were out taking China for her beauty walks and noticed more traffic on the trails and pathways. Unfamiliar faces.
This morning, I was out for a run in the dark and Mouse Town was lit UP! Kinda like this:
Okay, maybe they weren't quite that packed it, but considering that I hardly ever see any other humans in Mouse Town at that hour, the presence of all those headlamps was notable.
Personally, I never wear a headlamp when just traipsing around town, even in Mouse Town (patch of undeveloped preserve in the middle of the suburbs where endangered mice happily live) . There's usually enough light pollution to get me through, and I'm not wearing glasses anyway so... In fact, about the only times I've seen headlamps while running around the suburbs have been during the resolution month of January.
So there they were, and other people were out along my route too. Some headlamped, some not, some with pooches, some not. I wonder what the dogs think of being part of their masters' resolutions. Paws up or down?
As for me, my resolutions are
- Be in bed by a decent hour each night - at least on weeknights.
- Get hitched up with a local P.E.O. chapter
Uhm... that's pretty much it.
So far so good (at least I'm thinking about it) on the first one. Nearly at the honeymoon stage with the second one, so yeah.
And a (53 years old and fast) woman I met at the Rescue Run coaxed me into joining the local running organization, if for nothing else, the discounts at local stores. Two pairs of shoes would "pay" for my annual dues.
I got my membership card in the mail last week. My name is spelled wrong.