I CAN DO THIS.
Remember how I told you I was getting back to normal?
Nah. Nope. Wrongo. Well, at least that’s what I thought this morning. Why? My mom decided it was time to put my dog down.
She was a 16 year old german shepherd with a neurological problem which made her unable to control her legs, so her legs would get twisted when she walked. Most people wouldn’t have taken care of her for as long as we did, because she had to be carried everywhere. Her back legs were useless from complete muscular degeneration. I knew it was coming. But, it still sucked a lot.
This afternoon, I went on a four mile run, cried a lot, put on my brave face, and took the dog that I’ve had since I was four to the vet to be put down. She was definitely ready to go, but I’m still upset. She’s literally been there for all of my memorable life. It was a bad way to end a bad week, but now.. All the bad is gone. I’m at rock bottom, and I pretty much can only go up.
Rando fact: Wire outlived ALL of her 18 puppies. Also, I have no idea how I named her. I was a weird kid. (See above picture for more proof)
HAPPIER THINGS TIME.
In other news, I totally thought I’d post yesterday. Did I? Nawp. Why? Well.. I accidentally ran 8 miles (wahoo!!) and ended up being waaay too exhausted at night and falling asleep. Whooops.
How exactly did I “accidentally run 8 miles”? Well, I went out for a nice 6 mile run. I felt AWESOME. I was a bit unsure of the route I was taking/where to stop on the road, but I knew the first two miles really well. When I was done with those first, I had a great pace. Somehow, the middle two miles felt.. FOREEEEEVER. And once I got to my last two miles, I realized they took FOREEEEEVER. Like, waaaaay too much timee. Double, in fact, as I might expect. Wtf? How could I possibly be running THAT slowly? On the last two miles, I straight up sprinted to try and make up the time. But, when I went to map it, extremely disappointed about my performance.. I realized that I’d definitely missed something and had just run 8 miles. I literally LOL’d. Just leave it up to me to accidentally run 8 miles. Luckily, I survived, and unconsciously ran the longest distance I have in one go!
I refueled with this:
Today, I took it easy at the gym, doing some nice ellipticalling. After my run yesterday, my legs were killing me (I need to learn to stretch more after I eat, but I usually forget), but they weren’t that bad this morning. The elliptical helped stretch them out and they feel good now. 🙂
I made pumpkin oats with syrup on top.. Fun fact: I’m Buddy the Elf right now. SYRUP ON EVERYTHING.
Tonight, in a therapeutic sense, I made some peppermint patties (recipe soon) and watched Rio. Which is a hilarious and adorable movie. Fun fact number 2: I love Pixar-ish movies (Pixar + whatever company made Rio/Ice Age). Finding Nemo is my favourite movie.
Anyways, I think I’m done with my rough patch for a while. Things should look up. Thanks again for all the comments and support, you guys are awesome! I’m just trying to keep on chugging, as I tell soooo many other people to do when they hit rough spots.
Did you ever name your pet something weird? How many pets do you have? Do you like Pixar?
Fun fact trois: I have had 6 dogs in my life (max 5 at one time) and 10 cats (6 at one time – right now). I’ve also had a multitude of small pets, poultry/waterfowl, and horses. I love animals.