Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
It is with a very heavy heart that I share with you that Gunthar has passed on. I realize now how much I relied on him, more so than he relied upon me. He was in every way my baby. He picked us to be his caretakers, his 'parents', his world. He was the first of his litter to venture outdoors, taking that first step with confidence. At the tender age of 5 weeks he chose us.
You can barely see him here as he blends in with the couch so well. The worst part (for me anyway) is that this happened while we were on vacation. The pups went to the kennel on Saturday, we left Sunday (there is no drop off on Sunday) and he passed on Sunday afternoon at approx 2-4pm, we're not sure when. We had just landed and picked up our keys to the condo as T got the call. We knew it was bad news because the kennel never calls us, but I never expected this kind of news. As T was taking the call I started shaking and say, 'Please no, please no...' over and over again. I was bargaining with God or anyone who was listening, but it was too late for bargaining. He died of bloat, what Sydney had just a few months ago, that we were very, very lucky to catch. You lose them within an hour, if you even get that much time. I just weep for him as he died in pain and alone, not knowing what was happening to him. I weep for Sydney as they've never been apart for more than a few days when she was in the hospital.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Not because I look awesome (b/c I don't think that), but because there, on my face, is exactly how I feel when I finish these races. I had just sprinted my way up that little hill to the finish line giving it everything that I could...putting it all out there.
Friday, October 8, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
- The smell of rain, especially when the air is crisp
- Sitting by the ocean, listening to the waves and soaking up the positive ions
- Being told "I love you" for no particular reason
- Sleeping in and watching Sports Center in bed, not getting out of bed all day...hehehe
- My Kate Spade purse (took me a long time to get one)
- Reading books
- When I'm feeling down and my puppies come and love on me b/c they just know I need it
- Peanut butter
- When my dad calls me Pumpkin
- When my buddy Zen Boy (no longer a baby!) yells out my name and jumps into my arms when I go visit him.
- Sitting on the porch/balcony of a place near the ocean drinking Coronas at sunset
- Cooking and mostly watching people enjoy the food I've cooked
- Making people smile or laugh when they're having a hard time
- The feeling I get after riding an absurd amount of miles on my bike
- Hanging with my girls, any of them at any time, love my friends
- Chocolate Peanut Butter ice cream by Hagen Daaz
- Baths, love them! Wish I had a bigger tub in this house!!!
- My BIRTHDAY! (you knew that was coming right?)
Thursday, August 26, 2010
“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” –Albert Einstein
“Leap and the net will appear.” –Zen saying
“Everything we do affects other people.” –Luke Ford
“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” –Winston Churchill
All, have the same concepts: struggles, difficulty, learning, understanding, accepting and the will to keep going. If I had to chose a favorite it of these it would be "Leap and the net will appear" as this is how I've been living my life. A series of leaps and unknowing. AND if you notice, is the founding phrase for my blog - Another Leap of Faith. Sometimes the net is a little lower than I thought, but it is always there, always supporting and enabling myself to bounce back up and jump again.
Sorry for the late post, this means two blogs today...but my wireless wasn't/isn't working and I prefer to write my nighttime blogs in front of the tv so I can be with Trainer.
Do you have a favorite quote that inspires you, makes you think about your choices, or one you just really like?
Training news - I'm supposed to run 12 miles today, solo. Which about a month ago I would have been okay with. But I've been running with people and you get used to that. So it will be me with my Shuffle out today on the road. I should have gone out about 2 hrs ago....which would have meant me getting up at 5:30am. My alarm was set, but my hand got a mind of it's own and kept hitting the snooze until said hand just turned the darn thing off. Up at 7am, no bueno. Just took the pups out though and it's still a little cooler out. I'm leaving in 20 minutes whether I like it or not.
Tweaky knee - still tweaky. We're just dealing with it and moving on. Everything on my body is in revolt, tightening up and screaming at me...but, I just put on my shoes and go until I can't hear it anymore.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Monday - Uh, it hurt to walk to the bathroom in the morning, not a good sign for the day ahead. Did manage to take the pups out, although they were schooled in heeling once again.
Monday, June 7, 2010
Kidding aside, I had a great weekend of training. It was rough adjusting to the heat and humidity, but overall not too bad! Got in two swims, a 35 mile bike ride with the team, an hour of core/strength and a not-so-successful-but-rolling-with-it run!
Stomach issues...well, we're still having some. However I'm willing myself to be completely healed by Friday when I go back to get my blood checked. :) Think it will work? I see my nutritionist on Monday the 14th so this week I'm documenting what I'm eating (again) and taking notes on what is less than pleasing to the tummy. Hopefully with her help I'll be able to get my 'issues' under control and have a good performance plan for the rest of my season! Easy Breezy (beautiful...always want to add that...)
I'll chat at you later!!
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Monday - Not much, read a book. No exercise.