Isn’t Everything Better With Capes?

Items found while running now include modern art. I found this piece during my cool-down this morning. Cloudy day, humid; finished up a shortie while silently processing my irritation that people continue to misuse the word quarantine. It appears very few people know what quarantine actually means. It also appears the majority of people who…

The Mercy Forecast

I could change Mercyburg’s name to Stormyburg and I wouldn’t be lying or exaggerating. It’s just after 1 am and I’m wide awake listening to yet another heavy storm pass. I took this photo before work yesterday. Got out early for a run to beat — you guessed it — storms in the forecast. Heading…

How The Grinch Comforted A Runner

Items found while running now including this disembodied head which is also missing a mouth. A headpiece of some kind also seems to be broken off and lost and I truly can’t tell if the neck stump is designed that way or also broken. There are also no ears. I found it at the end…

What All People Must Want

Remember last weekend when I found money — paper money — while out on a run? This weekend I found jewelry. The fact that it is intact is more of a miracle than the find itself. Most everything I find on the road is damaged by traffic on the road. This big-ass bling had obviously…

Spooky Loot

Okay, folks. For those of you who scoff at my assertion that the items I find when I’m out running are magical, let’s go a little deeper. Sometimes it isn’t so much what you find but how you find it. For instance, when you’re out on a run or a walk and you discover this:…

James The Curly: Smugus Magus

Items found while running were amusingly greyscale this week. I found them on different blocks of the same run. The blackie is obviously one of the dozens of hair bands I find on the run. The other is a silicone wrist band advertising an indoor trampoline park. These felt rather benign after my last find…

Hail Holy Phone (or Dating People Who Aren’t There)

I promised I would follow up on the ammunition found on the run last week. See my Vegan With Ammo post for reference. I ran the same route the next day and did not find any more rounds of any caliber on the sidewalk. This made me happy. After a week’s contemplation the most sensible…

A Vegan With Ammo

Items found while running now include ammunition. I found these on the sidewalk outside the county courthouse. They are nestled in my running glove which is covered in dog hair from petting the neighborhood friendlies. This was one of the rare occasions my running pants didn’t have pockets. I didn’t relish the thought of tucking…

Plump With Dilemna

I started this post last week in an effort to revive the wellness focus of the blog and then I lost my internet for a few days and didn’t pick this back up again for another week. Service has now been restored. Not that I’m reinstating any rules for what this blog must be, but…

Winning The Soggy Sock Slog

Found while out on a run: Nature’s confetti. From the party she throws this time of year. Because for the green things whose job it is to grow and produce and thrive, the pressure is off now. For a while. All these trees have to do for the next several months is stand here. Shrubs…

Defending November

November’s first magic is the urge to run again. November makes me want to run, emphasis on the want. Longer and more often. October’s lunch hour walks became November’s lunch hour runs. It’s finally cold enough. Although I don’t play with the Flower Girls anymore, I still wear the flowers. Each month I choose a…

Made Of Such Things

Yesterday I went for a run in the rain because there are certain ghosts which are only active on rainy days. Certain witchy folk too. Like most of these things, I found out by accident years ago. At a race in another town, far from the finish line, a gentle sprinkle turned into a raging…