I can safely say my body, at the moment, hasn’t been this sore since exactly one year ago today. Ironically, it is really due to almost the exact same torture I put it through last year although this year was about 13.1 miles easier. Yep, this is my anniversary of completing the Illini Marathon over in Champaign. Like last year, I once again battled the running gods by accepting the I-Challenge, but Linda pretty much insisted I only did the half challenge – 5K Friday and then a half marathon Saturday morning. I’ll leave the rest of the details for a future post, but there are three more medals to add to my wall… and legs that once again are screaming at me. Since I’m sitting here waiting for the pain to subside, decided it would be a good time for a post so here goes.
Well, this particular post shouldn’t be too much of a surprise if you happened to read my previous post on the Great Horned Owlets. You probably already guessed, their mother wasn’t very far away.
…. and you would be right! She was actually just on the other side of the tree trunk hanging out on a branch keeping a very close eye on any dangers that could threaten her cuties. She was pretty calm about the whole thing. Imagine a number of tourists driving up, pulling off to the side of the road, jumping out with all forms of cameras and then milling about under the very same tree her precious offspring are spending their days.
To her credit, she would check off all the dangers to her right…
Hit the jump to see a few more pictures of Mommy!