I’m all over the place lately, I know. Now I have decided to take up running. I’ve been using the Couch to 5K app to learn how to do it. (Here’s the link to what I’ve been using: http://splendid-things.co.uk/getrunning/) It’s great. I love this British woman and her kindly ways.
So I’ve been doing this and then telling Steve, the trainer at the gym about how I’ve been running using this app. He kept telling me that I need to sign up for a 5K race and that if I can do what I’ve been doing, no reason I can’t run a 5K. He convinced me and I’m running a race this coming Saturday. It’s the Hop for Hope at Hale Farm. http://www.hopforhope.org/
I’ve never been an athlete of any kind; I’m not sure why I decided to do this. We’ll see how it goes. Wish me luck on Saturday. I hope to finish and run the whole race.
Week 9 Get Running
I haven’t been corresponding much lately because we’ve been dealing with more loss and bereavement.
Our sweet little dog Nessie turned out to be quite ill. I thought she was dealing with arthritis or some sore muscles because she wasn’t eating much and she wasn’t her usual energetic self. Eventually she became so lethargic that I called the vet.
It turns out that she was very ill and I ended up taking her back to the vet less than a week later to have her euthanized. Such a hard thing to go through. Nessie was the mixed-breed supposedly healthy dog. She was going to live a few more years with me. The vet said it was probably cancer or an autoimmune disease where her immune system was attacking the red blood cells.
We got Nessie when Nick finished kindergarten. Memorial Day weekend, in fact, so it’s an anniversary coming up. Dave picked her out. She was living as a foster puppy in a barn in Boston Heights. Her brother and sister were there too. We often regretted not taking her sister when we adopted Nessie.
Nessie was a wonderful dog. She was so sweet but with just enough mischief in her to keep us on our toes. We will miss her mightily.
Poor Nick and I are back to being heart-sore.