PICTURES, THAT IS!!!
I just don't have the mental energy to "write" too much tonight but I really want to post photos and activities from the past (nearly) week. So, with few words but lots of pictures, here goes:
If you could, what caption would you put for Boomer here?
On the 17th, I finally got to meet Marci (Ramblings of a Running Addict) from Canada. We met at Pleasanton Ridge in Pleasanton. Here she is on her "first California trail run." It was great to meet her and talk to her but I wish we could have had all day. Unfortunately, we ran out of daylight and our hike/run was shorter than we had hoped. Next time Marci, next time! I took a ton of pictures for her but am posting some and sending all of them to her to do what she wants with them.
The next day, I ran with Christy at Don Edward's Regional Park. I've run at Coyote Hills plenty of times but this park is on the other side of Hwy 84. It was nice to see some new trails, hard to believe I've never ran over there. It was very hot that day (82 degrees) so we only ran 3 miles. It was a great run and provided the sweat I needed. Dogs have to be on leash so I actually left the boy at home that day. I can't tell you the last time I ran without him.
Today I was in a funk. The further I get into treatment (I go seven days a week), the more I find I am struggling with a lot of feelings. Some days are good and some are not so good. I can't hide (bury) my feelings and "get better" at the same time so I must make myself "feel" the feelings and deal with them in a healthy way. GAH! It's tough for me to do.
I finally decided I needed to get outside so Boomer and I picked up Bella and went for a 4.5 mile run at Garin this afternoon. I MADE myself run up hills I would normally hike up. I'm alive today for a reason and running up a hill isn't going to be what kills me! Seriously, it isn't. It was a beautiful day, the park was packed with people hiking and having picnics. I am definitely not used to seeing so many people there. On a good day, I may see eight people while I'm out there during the week or early mornings.
One final photo that makes me smile and hopefully will leave you laughing. For those that don't know, Bella is my daughter's dog and she is a German Shepherd/Lab mix.
Bella - Lab on the left and Shepherd on the right
03/16 - 1.5 mile walk, "24SET" class at the gym
03/17 - 5.5 mile trail run
03/18 - 3 mile run, 2 mile walk
03/19 - 2 mile walk
03/20 - 2 mile walk
03/21 - 4.5 mile trail run
Thanks for reading, thanks for caring. Your kind comments continue to give me strength. I appreciate all of you. ;)