Just to let you know- this blog is no longer active. I'll be keeping up my 101 in 1001 list until its completion, but will not be writing new posts. You can read the post below if you want the long version. Thanks for the journey to all my friends in the blogosphere!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Dog Biscuits, Lost Cats, and Marathon Excitement

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!


  1. Glad you recovered your cat. And that kitty was not in the dryer...how tragic would that have been?!?!

  2. Glad your cat returned :-).

  3. Thank you so much for the encouraging post yesterday! I'm glad you found your cat. We lost my sister's cat once when she went to India. We were panicked! He had climbed into the neighbor's basement!

    I'm pulling for a blissful 26.2 miles this May for you!

  4. I just read your post from your first marathon experience. I was tearing up. What a great story (and great accomplishment!) I'm so impressed with how you were able to pick it up for the last part of the race. I'm excited for you to run your next one!

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