This weekend was one long, complicated, confusing blur, with too much staying out late and too many naps breaking up the days into weird shaped chunks I was having trouble following. Friday night, M and I went to the MiPL Laser Tag event in Beaverton. It was not my thing. Maybe that was simply because I was terrible at it, but I feel like there was more than that. This was only the second MiPL event M had been to, and the first large one. People seemed pretty amused by the squabbling-siblings way we interact with one another. There was also at least one lady disappointed to later learn that he was married. They have these cordless signaling devices for that, I’ve heard…
Saturday morning I got up at 5:30 to have plenty of time before the Portland Fit 7:15 run. It was an 11-miler; as posted earlier, all the stats can be seen here. Three and a half miles up Leif, three and a half miles back, two miles across the Steel Bridge, and two miles back. Hard to believe this was only the third time I’ve run that far. My right calf was still a little tweaked, so I was extra-careful not to push myself. I finished feeling well and with plenty of energy. Two days later, my thighs feel a little sore, which is always a nice change from the calves.
After the run Saturday, I got some coffee and lunch with my new-but-adored friend E. She’s become an important source of advice for me, especially on the kind of matters that I won’t discuss in this blog. The upshot of the advice was that, as much as I’d like to, it seems impossible for me not to get involved with women… but I need more practice dating. So I’m starting the online dating site thing now. Maybe it will be fun.
Then I took a nap, because there was a party Saturday night that was probably going to run late. It did; it was a great time, but I didn’t get home until 2:30. Then, aaaaaargh, I wasn’t able to sleep past 5:30. Two-and-a-half hours of sleep. <Whimper>.
I don’t want to talk about Sunday morning. Sunday morning was bad. Rupert was bad. Let’s leave it at that. I ran some errands after that, got a library card and did a little shopping. And a haircut. Not much else; after a nap, G came over, back from a camping trip on the coast. We talked for a few hours, then she left and I got to bed around 10:30. I’m really tired and groggy today, though.