The weather is getting warmer and I really wanted to take him for a walk. We had a failed attempt at a Pooch to 5k last summer due to heat, so I wanted to start earlier in the year with him. Wexley saw his harness and thought I was going to murder him, I guess, because he turned into a buzzsaw once the loop went around his head. It was going to continue until I got the harness on him or off of him, so I decided to go ahead and try to put it on him. Well, Fats Ole' put on some weight since the last walk and I had to adjust the straps while they were behind his head. Growling and shaking the entire time, he decided he had enough and turned into a buzzsaw-slinging tornado. In his fury and frenzy to try to remove my face/hands, he missed and BIT HIS OWN TONGUE. He was fine, but still. We were going to have FUN and he BIT HIMSELF.
He forgot about all of that and went on a walk, without fuss, today with the family. His little 4" legs walked 1 mile.
O also completed a 3.5-day juice fast. He followed the one outlined by Rebootwithjoe.com, the guy behind Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead. He did great. The first day, he had a caffeine-withdrawal headache and fell asleep at 8p (normal bedtime: 1a). He got 12 hours of sleep and woke up feeling pretty awesome. He really enjoyed 90% of the juices that we made. I was expecting him to feel a little cranky, but he was his normal, chipper self for the duration. Now that the fast is over, we both have some new juice recipes to work into our rotation and will continue to juice daily (new favorite: 4 carrots, 1 orange, 2 apples, 6 kale leaves). Even though I was not doing the fast with him, we are both more aware of what we are eating. It seems like a waste to see someone do a juice fast and for everyone just to go directly back to eating some not-so-great options. This kind of coincides with me having to work in more iron into my diet, but we are adding a lot more kale, etc. to our foods, cutting out as much processed stuff as we can, and are trying to come up with some more healthy food options for our picky little kids. Anyway, I have never done a fast of any sort before and am really proud of Oliver for giving it a shot and succeeding AND continuing to eat healthier now that it's over.
Running is still fun for me as long as I wear my
A big shift in thinking has had to occur with regards to running. Always (it seems) training for a half marathon, I don't feel "good" unless I'm increasing my speed or distance. A "good" run is something over 5 miles. I have had to let go of that and not even think about speed or pushing distance. The farthest I typically go now is 4 miles and I seldom go longer than an hour. We'll see how that changes in the next few weeks.
Hope you all enjoy these last few days of winter and GET OUT THERE AND RUN!