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Things Yet To Be Seen

13 May

I swear, every time I commit to writing a series (Fish Fridays, Sum Up Sundays to name a few), it completely sucks out any motivation I have to complete the activity.

Do you have a habit of self-sabotaging?  Clearly, I do.

Here’s my current life crisis:

I have a 5K on Saturday.  A 5K which I committed to run in lieu of walking in my own commencement ceremony.  IN LIEU OF.

Then, 9 little labradoodles appeared in my living room.

Then, 1 especially little labradoodle started “fading.”

Then, his two super grand-dogmas swooped in and refused to give up on him!

I don’t know what’s going to happen with him.  He won’t put on weight.  We started dropper feeding him Esbilac’s goat milk puppy formula yesterday, hopefully it helps him.

photo from Amazon

Say a few little prayers for him, he needs it!  It’s been stressful and nerve-racking and patience testing.

 

As for my 5K, all I can do is try to get a few decent 2-2.5 mile runs in this week and give it my all.  I’ve been seriously reevaluating my early summer race schedule.

5 Days:  Mr. T Memorial 5K

20 Days:  Greenfield Glide 5K

39 Days:  Man Up! 10K

I will run for fun on Saturday with my brother to memorialize one of my favorite teachers from high school who died very suddenly in class of a heart attack a few years ago.  I will train to beat my current 5K time for the Greenfield Glide, which I’ve walked in but never raced.  But, can I train for 6.2 miles in only 39 days when my running schedule is practically non-existent at the moment?  Maybe.  Just maybe.  If I buckle down hard.  Christina has her doubts.

Will 2013 be the year of the 5K?  Will little doodle thrive?

Whelp.

8 May

Remember those buckets I was talking about?

Sometimes they tip over without you even noticing.  Or they sort of fade into the background because more important stuff is happening that requires you to be present.

DoodleGirl

On Sunday morning at 4 a.m., we welcomed a new litter of labradoodles into our home.

Doodles1

Everyone is doing great, including mum.

We ended up with 6 boys and 3 girls.  7 of them are black, one of them is yellow, and one is black with a white bow tie.  Had he been a full bred poodle, I suspect he might have been a tuxedo poodle.

DoodlePile

The first two days were nerve-wracking, just because they always are.  I didn’t get any solid sleep until last night.  I’ve been eating cereal and junk food for days because my cupboards are completely barren.  I haven’t done a single fitness related activity since Friday.  Oopsie!  Its funny how quickly you can slip off track.  But, these things happen.  Nothing else to do but refocus and get back to the grind.

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