So, probably due to bad karma from me mocking the lost cat posters last week, my cat was missing for the past two days. I was a little concerned yesterday, especially after my sister found her in the dryer on Saturday. (The dryer, thankfully, was off, but my sister was was pretty horrified by the fact that a cat was hanging out in our clean clothes and I'm almost certain that she didn't believe me that this was the first time this had ever happened.) Today, when she still hadn't appeared, I was getting a little panicky and may or may not have checked the dryer 5 times.
I was worried about that and frustrated by the cold (we've been spoiled with 70-80 degree weather the past couple weeks and we're back in the 40s now), but I really, really just felt the need to get out and run. After the first mile, I dropped off my jacket on the porch and then lost the long sleeve after a couple more miles.
I don't know if it was the chilly weather or the song that popped up on my playlist or what, but in my last mile, I was reminded of how I felt in the last leg of my marathon. I had such a great marathon experience and only hope that I'm able to have that same numb, tired but determined, blissed out, enormously grateful feeling the last portion of my upcoming marathon in May. I'm starting to get really excited about my second 26.2!
Then, when I arrived home and found my cat hiding out behind my car, I was doubly excited! (I promise to not make fun of any more lost cat posters, no matter how ridiculous the cat's name as long as my cat doesn't disappear again!)
Then, it was time to prepare the kind of first class supper (reheated leftovers from yesterday's Sunday dinner) my husband is accustomed to. I thought I'd make some banana bread for dessert with my old bananas laying around. Using the usually very helpful ingredient search on Allrecipes, I tried to find a recipe with the three ingredients I wanted.
Yep, neither "Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie" or "Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Biscuits" were quite what I was looking for. We ended up having biscuits out of a can with warmed up paella, but I still might throw together some banana bread to have for breakfast/snacks. No dog biscuits though!