July is almost finished. It’s been a very wet and cold July here with twice the average amount of rainfall. I’ve been kept off the bike not only by weather but also by a lot of pain. I can’t breathe deeply or my diaphragm seems to squish things that hurt. So no biking at the moment. However, the guys and I have got out for a few short hikes in some of the local nature reserves on the few sunny days, and we thought these couple of faces were worth posting.
The feature photo also includes a waterfall – something that is very seasonal here! I like the eyes (one has a pupil) with the eyebrows. If you squint hard enough, you’ll also see a green patch of grass toward the centre-bottom that could be a tiny, oval-shaped mouth.
The face below has screws for eyes and a smile above the lettering. Ancient, awesome frog on top of the post is just a bonus.
Now, challenge rules said you had to show a picture of your bike or your feet. So please see video below of me joyfully sloshing through muddy grass. We have so few times that the ground is squishy here that you’ll never hear me complaining about a soggy hike in the sun. Turn the sound up to hear the sloshy steps.
I also find it funny that next month is a food challenge. Every meal for the past three months has been a food challenge for me! My relationship with it is fairly fraught at the moment. I’ve lost 10 pounds since the beginning of May since I can only eat small amounts of food and have zero appetite. Initial scans have come back unremarkable and I have to wait until 23 August for an initial consultation with a surgeon. Bleeccchhh. I’m doubling down on the veggies and introducing a bunch of l-glutamine and slippery elm bark in the meantime.
However, I did find some future food up close today while out for a gentle hike. So it’s not for credit since it’s not quite August, but it was too good to pass up. See video below and I’ll see you in August!