Super Fast Super Cat

I know I’ve said it before, but it doesn’t matter how many times I do it, I am always filled with shaking-of-the-head thoughts on how it’s just not normal for people to get up as early as Mario and I have been the last few weeks … granted, I’ve only been doing it one day of the week, whereas he’s been putting in five to seven days of god-awful early mornings. And when I say early, I’m talking about 3:30 and 4:30 early! Not normal, nope, not at all.

Hello caffeine! Starbucks is making a killing off of me these days!

Mario had already been up for an hour watching the mountainous stage of the Tour when I managed to drag myself out of bed at 4:30. Hello early morning run day, I really haven’t missed you. I was pretty groggy leaving the condo, hardly able to manage even so much as a wave to Mario … hey, it was still dark out, give me a break here. But the funniest thing happened shortly after I started running that jolted me, like a good ol’ Mountain Dew, out of my sleepiness.

I had spotted a black cat sitting tall, just like the one in the Le Chat painting. And given that it was so early, I started thinking bad superstitious thoughts – and I’m not even superstitious! I kept going and tried not to look at her, but as soon as I passed her, all of a sudden she started running alongside me. Are you kidding me? This cat totally thought she was a greyhound. And I thought, wow, what a great picture. So I grabbed my camera, turned it on, and nothing – the battery was dead 🙁
I gave Super Fast Super Cat a pat and continued on my way. She kept pace for about 100 metres, before turning back … hopefully we’ll meet again.


  • 4:30 a.m. BG before: 7.7 (1/2 larabar, no bolus)
  • Temp. basal – 30 per cent
  • Distance: 6 km (tempo)
  • Average pace: 6:14
  • Time: 37:41
  • 5:45 a.m. BG after: 8.0 (correction bolus)

I felt pretty good on the run, although following Sunday’s 19k, my body has been a little on the stiff side to say the least – even my arms. And although the stiffness didn’t give me a bother through the run, I think it may have been accentuated post run, especially in my thighs. Really hoping for a stiff-free day tomorrow.

What’s the funniest thing you’ve encountered while running?

3 thoughts on “Super Fast Super Cat”

  1. As one of ‘those’ people who typically gets up at 4:45am to get ready for work….I have to agree It Isn’t Normal. That is the reason I like Tuesday because I start work an hour later so I go for my run at 5:30am when the sun is already up and shining. 🙂

  2. robert Freeman

    The funniest thing I have encountered … would be YOU!! And fat chance of that happening before noon on any given day, fair weather or foul. And may I remind you that God in his wisdom lets us sleep when it’s dark – cause that’s when it’s SCARY out and ya don’t need to see what’s really crawlin around out there!!!!!!!

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