Just catching up…

…in time to say “I’ll be away for about 10 days!”

Going on vacation with my family starting tomorrow!! June 23rd was my parents’ 45th anniversary, and they wanted to celebrate by doing a family trip (we’re also celebrating my sister’s and my birthday…the trip is falling between the two). Tomorrow I fly to Orlando, and then the 6th-9th, it’s a big surprise our parents have planned. The 10th we go back to Port Canaveral from wherever we are, and the 11th-14 we will be cruising on the Disney Dream!! I know during the cruise there won’t be internet…before that I don’t know. So we’ll see. šŸ™‚

This past week has been up and down emotionally. Sunday was AMAZING!! I joined Church of the Village, then spoke about family and coming out and stuff (in 5 sentences, but hey!), then marched with the church group and MIND in the Pride March. Such an amazing day!!!

And then Sunday night, my beloved quaker parrot Benny flew hard into a wall in my apartment. He’s hit the wall before, but usually I just pick him up and put him in the cage and he shakes it off and then climbs up to his perch and all is well. So I picked him up and put him in his cage, then covered it up and went to bed. On Monday morning, he was still sitting where I’d put him. So I put some food and water within reach just in case that would help and went to the gym – there really wasn’t anything else I could do for him (I got him in NC from an avian vet who was raising him and his siblings – he knew the people who had hatched them, so he was legit, but he didn’t get a band slipped over his foot right at hatching, so he couldn’t be close-banded and though we knew he was legal, the avian vets around here wouldn’t be able to see him). When I came back, he was dead. šŸ˜¦ Very sad! Tomorrow would have been his 14th anniversary of me adopting him. So… The apartment has been very quiet these past few days. I have to admit I am a little bit relieved since I won’t have to worry about him while I’m away – he hadn’t really been his “normal” self the past few weeks, but there was nothing I could pin down. So… RIP Benjamin Coffin the Bird – January 1999 – July 1, 2013.

Running-wise things are ok. Pride Run went well…I improved my race PR by 4 seconds in spite of gross heat and humidity (I swear whoever decided it was a “green” day has to be from Florida!!). I’m switching up the plan a little this week so that I don’t have to try and get 9 in on a hotel treadmill…which means getting up very early and trying to get it in tomorrow morning before leaving. Whee! Planning to do the Castaway Cay 5K…which should be hot and humid as well. But should be pretty and fun! I’ll try and take pictures!!

I’m doing better with the PF…I need to be more disciplined with the stretching and stuff. I’m still undecided about dropping down to the half in Hartford or not…I’ve still got time to decide. A lot will depend on how training gors for the rest of the month.

So… That’s about it in my life right now. Gotta go and try to finish packing…though staying still in my dark room with the fan on me is really nice as well. Definitely getting an a/c unit of some sort when I get back from vacay!!



4 thoughts on “Just catching up…

  1. I am so sorry to hear about your bird, that is so sad. He had a good life though. I haven’t checked in for so long… I hurt my foot and couldn’t run. Things are better now and so time to catch up and get inspired šŸ™‚ Hope your trip was wonderful – can’t wait to read all about it!

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