Have you ever read But Not the Hippopotamus by Sandra Boynton? It’s about a hippo who gets left out of things by a hog, a frog, a bear, a hare, a moose and a goose, written in Boynton’s typical silly rhyming prose. Each page ends with But not the hippopotamus. At the end, when the animals stop and invite the lonely hippo, she waffles.
But she just didn’t know.
Should she stay?
Should she go?
I was the hippopotamus today, not that I much like comparing myself to a 4,000-pound prehistoric water horse. I couldn’t decide on anything. I just didn’t know. Should I stay home? Should I go running?
But YES the hippopotamus!
Boynton’s hero decides to go and so do I because I know I won’t get to run until Friday, especially with it getting dark at 5. I felt like crap, though, and really didn’t want to run 5 miles. I definitely wasn’t doing the trail and I loathe the neighborhood route (again). So I put the BOB in the Odyssey and the kid in his carseat, and we drove a few minutes down the road to the end of the paved Cedar River Trail (CRT).
But it was pretty, especially on one side.
4000 pound prehistoric water horse = me nearly shooting sparkling water out my nose. You crack me up! 🙂 Great pics!
I love that book and had it memorized for years!!! You are so funny!
Kerry – what beautiful pics! And how wicked are you doing all that running!Can you send me your email address and I'll send you the article?As for treadmills… I don't think they're so bad if you have a TV in front of you or you're able to zone out a bit. Surely much better than running in the cold… 🙂
Funny honey! Way to work your (Pirates) booty off..OK we should walk/run/eat sometime at lunch soon..
I'm feeling like the hippo too. The change in time has screwed up my schedule and I'm not liking that. Glad you got out but 4 days in a row is tough.
Yikes, Zoe. Sorry about that sparkling water.Jamie, at first I didn't like this book, but it's grown on me. :)Mel, yes! We need to get together. Text me or send me your number (in e-mail of course) and I'll text you! I don't have access to my personal email when I'm at work. 🙁 And Lisa, the time change has screwed me up, too. I'm feeling really tired because I keep waking up too early. Ugh.Thanks everyone for the comments! Have a great week out there!