The other day Marica decided to start running laps between our bed and the couch in the lounge, a distance of about six or seven metres. After a few laps she started counting, “1, 2, 3, 4 …” Soon I took over the counting, “14, 15, 16, see if you can get up to 20 …”
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She got up to 20 and was puffing already, but I said, “Can you make it to 30?” Yep, no problem. And before I knew it, she was up to “80 … 90 …”
I thought she might just make it to 100 (which would be about 700 metres, or close to half a mile). She did, and just kept going. “Run, Forrest, Run!”
I was amazed she made it through 150, up to 200, and then right up to 245 laps! She was pretty wasted, and I found myself saying, “You may stop if you like.” She said, “After I [puff] get a drink of [pant] water, then I’ll [puff pant] go again.” I explained about getting the stitch when you run with a tummy full of water, and she said, “Oh … I’ll have a rest.”
As mentioned, it’s about six metres between our bed and the couch — I’m guessing she ran over 1.5km that evening (about a mile).
So we have a runner on our hands — maybe she’s trying to keep up with her friend Micah!