St. Jude Marathon Pictures are up!
This is how I felt toward the end of my race.
So Sunday I was still dealing with so much pain in my foot I wasn't able to put any pressure on it. That's what happens when you start a marathon with pain already in your foot and push until the end. I had no idea I had this many pain creams in my house.
Sunday night we went to dinner to celebrate all my hard work the past few months. 3 marathons in 56 days. I had a Big O' Bowl of Mac & Cheese and Orange pop.
And the dessert I should have never gotten started on...
J. Alexander's carrot cake with cream cheese frosting! The BOMB DIGGITY! I felt this one was WELL deserved after running three marathons in 56 days. I was a little bit of a good girl and split it with my husband(although I had second thoughts of sharing).
After that we went to pick out our Christmas tree! I LOVE LOVE LOVE Christmas! My favorite holiday for sure!
Hot chocolate to warm us up while tree browsing.
Found the one!
Started a plank challenge with my friends Sunday night! 3 X 60 Seconds. Harder then I thought with a sore post marathon body.
Monday I was dealing with some post marathon boredom and blues. Decided to go browse the local shelter for dogs. We had been talking about how much we all wanted a dog for a while now. We had a dog last year but had some problems with her and decided to give her back to her owner. We were on the search for a smaller, more calm dog this time around. I browsed around but only saw large dogs. One of the dogs in the last cage was a med size Husky/German Shepard mix and his eyes caught my attention. He was super calm in his cage. When I walked away he whined a little bit.
Well I was in search of a smaller dog so I moved on and ended up driving to another place a few miles from there, but they were not open. While I was sitting there in the parking lot that dog with the captivating eyes was still on my mind. I decided to drive BACK to the shelter and look at him one more time. While I was there he captured my attention and I ended up taking him for a walk.
He was calm but excited to go for a walk and loved attintion. Brought hubby and kids back later and...
Everybody was in LOVE!
We adopted 5 year old Klondike to come live with us!
See his left eye is half blue and half brown and his right eye just blue, kinda crazy, but I like his unique eyes.
He was super chill in the car.
Noticed that dollar in Ella's hand in the last picture...she lost her first tooth!
He layed down in the living room right away on my lap, such a sweet guy!
Our new family member was enjoying the festivities in his own way...
We are so happy to see him feeling so comfortable here.
He loves car rides. He likes to ride with his head on my lap, or on the passenger seat with his paws stretched out onto my seat.
When we took a drive to Starbucks they gave him a "pup cup" aka heavy whipping cream. He ate some but wasn't too sure about it.
What I didn't expect is when I left the house the next day for ONE hour to go to the gym...
He was able to bend his cage and crawl out and I saw him jumping up to the window at the door.
While I was doing the elliptical at home later he was completely relaxed as long as he was close and laying on Russ's Jackets.
We fixed the cage last night with zip ties but Klondike, the bionic dog, wasn't having any of that last night...
I MUST BE NEAR MY FAMILY AT ALLLLL TIMES he says.
Today 5 days post marathon. Finally not sore anywhere today and my foot has been ok the past two days so I decided to meet my friend Shyla at the gym today, and run on the treadmill. One minute down on the treadmill and it was a NO GO. My foot isn't liking running at all yet. Really a bummer. So I opted for elliptical again today. Elliptical doesn't cause any pain at all with my foot.
And while the mama is away the baby did play...
See that cabinet above on the right...well guess who was standing on it!
And then he knocked the other one on the left over.
And of course looked inocent as ever...
This time I had let him run free in the garage thinking the cage was his problem, music was playing, and he had new kong toys and bones, obviously none of that was fooling him. There is some major seperation anxiety going on with him so we are trying to find solutions to help him adjust to his new home.
So getting a dog made the post marathon boredom go away, that's for sure.
Not sure why I am still feeling a little blue. I think its the fact that I am not able to run yet and afraid its still going to be quite some time before I can again. Also the fact that my three big races I trained so hard for are done leaves me feeling a little like "now what?". I have plans already in place for the new year but defiantly want to get out of this funk fast. I plan on cross training until I can get back out there. I went searching for some funny things to make me laugh tonight...
At least our case wasn't this bad...
This guy better start behaving if he wants Santa to bring him goodies...