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2017-08-12 - Bethesda Loop with Stephanie

~15.0 miles @ ~13.0 min/mi

"Total meltdown!" I tell Dr Fonda. Relative humidity this morning is in the 95%+ zone, and after a dozen miles dual whammies of overheating plus dehydration force me to cut short the trek and walk home. Stephanie's right heel tendon and my left hip adductor are twingey but "OK-ish" (her apt term). She runs solo back to her home.

"We were Stuck!" Mindful conversation today focuses on letting-go, on not-judging, on forgetting one's self. So difficult, so important. Comments by Charlotte Joko Beck (Joko on Joy) and Shunryu Suzuki (Not Always So) come to mind. Yes, and a surprise shoulder-punch demonstrates one of the "5 Love Languages", and almost makes somebody fall down!

"Rabbits #5 and #6!" Two cute bunnies pose together by the Bethesda Trolley Trail, then dash away as soon as I reach for camera to photograph them. Total joint coney count = 8, plus an earlier 4 spied in Kensington on the way to Stephanie's 'hood. Plus a quarter found on the street!

(trackfile) - ^z - 2017-09-08