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My Summer of Struggles…

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

I hate writing this post but I need to write it. I know not everyone is a dog person but I am. My family is. We love our pets. Really love and cherish them. We speak about them like they are members of our family. Because they are.

Five years ago I adopted a lovely German Shepherd from the Mid-Atlantic Rescue. We named her Meadow and she grew up with the kids. She was not the brightest pup ever. She was notorious for eating strange things. She ate diapers, fire works, dolls, socks, trash, watermelon, bullet casings, lit cigars and so many other items. Lord knows what her stomach really looked like. Last Monday Meadow died while I was rushing her to the vet. We aren’t sure what made her sick. It doesn’t really matter. All we know is that it was a long trip back to Maryland without our girl. She was well loved. She was my running partner. She was Charlotte’s favorite pillow. She was Aiden’s favorite cuddle buddy. She was Madeleine’s favorite pet to yell at. We miss her.

I Did It

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

I ran my first 10k. It was amazing how much faster my pace was when I didn’t have to stop every 10 minutes for a doggie potty break.  I don’t have any pictures yet. I was too busy trying not to die to take pictures.  My friend and I are now training for the Baltimore Half Marathon. I refuse to ever consider a full marathon. It just seems excessive and I am pretty sure I would be completely bored running that far.