Monkeying Around

On July 3, 2008, in Uncategorized, by Meghan

Sometimes I wake up and re-realize that my life is just an over-sized, sand-box digging, teeter-tottering, grown-up playground, and I can hardly believe that this is real life. Does this happen to anyone else; does it ever occur to you just how damn good your life is? I’m off to monkey around some more, and I hope all of you have a great holiday weekend as well!

(A white-headed capuchin monkeys around in Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica, February, 2007.)


10 Responses to “Monkeying Around”

  1. Backofpack says:

    No, what shocks me more is those days I look around and realize that I am a grown-up. I mean, how did that happen? How did that boy I married turn into an almost 52 year old man? How did we end up the parents of young adults? Holy-moly! I still think of myself as that 21 year old girl (only way fitter!)

  2. Danni says:

    My life is awfully good. But I wish I had gone into the sciences :p

  3. Alisha says:

    Amen! Sometimes I definitely wonder what I did to deserve everything I have…. it’s amazing!

  4. rick says:

    I think that when I’m in the Marin Headlands looking back at San Francisco. How did I get to be a runner (always hated running) and what am I doing here on top of a hill miles from home without bus fare?

    I think where you live is pretty cool and wild though, with all those animals and the Bridger mountains close by. An outdoor adventure on the long runs close to home.

  5. JeffO says:

    I don’t need to die and go to heaven. I’m already there.

  6. Bob Gentile says:

    yup, i’m been monkeying around forever…hope I don’t run out of peanuts ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a safe 4th weekend!

  7. Journey to a Centum says:

    OK, I’m reading between the lines here and see that you want to be a member of the Mad Monkey Runners. I’m going to need to start a list. I think you are number 5 or 6 to become an official member.

    I used to tell our kids that I wrestled gorillas during the day when I was at work. I guess I’ve always been a mad monkey.

    Can’t wait to hear about your next adventure!


  8. Leslie's Keith says:

    Gee Meghan…It’s a beautiful day here, and i can’t decide what to do in the Playground…Sandbox, teeter-totter…mmmm, sand, teeter-toters, adult sized playground…..Mountain Biking…yep…sounds like Mountain Biking! off for a ride…

    Keep Smiling!


  9. Meghan says:

    Happy Monday everyone!

    Michelle- I love how you say you’re way fitter now than at 21. That’s great. And, funny comment about Eric. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Danni- :p yerself on that comment.

    Alisha- Ohmygosh you have it so good! Every time I read your blog you’ve been to another European country. Life is great for you!

    Rick- The part about finding yourself far from home without bus fare was pretty funny. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    JeffO- Yep! You have it good, living and playing in those Colorado mountains.

    Bob- Don’t worry, I’ll keep a stash of nuts so all of us can keep monkeying around. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Eric- I do want to be a Mad Monkey runner, so long as there isn’t some crazy initiation ceremony like running 32 summits or hanging from monkey bars for 5 hours. Count me in!

    Leslie’s Keith- Hope your mountain bike ride is great today! And, throw some sand in Leslie’s shorts as long as you’re playing in the sandbox, ‘kay? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Go out and play, y’all!

  10. mary says:

    Meghan, You have some amazing races coming up – The Trans Rockies and the Marathon des Sabes!! Wow!!! Hope you keep having fun and training hard!

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