Friday, August 16, 2013

Happiest 5k on the Planet- Is it Coming to a Town Near You?!?!!

Have you participated in a COLOR RUN yet? 

After watching that video WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR??!! It is known as the HAPPIEST 5K ON THE PLANET!

Wanna save $5 on a Color Run?
First check HERE to find what city you want to ENJOY the HAPPIEST 5K ON THE PLANET, then use code: COLOR5OFF!! If you have a group of friends going, REGISTER AS A TEAM AND SAVE $5 AS WELL! Combine the discount code with a team registration and save $10!!

So those of you that have already completed a COLOR RUN, tell me ALL about it! I NEED to know the ins and outs, what to do and what to look out for! From what I've already been told there is ONLY two rules:
1. Wear White at the starting line
2. Finish plastered in COLOR 

My COLOR RUN isn't until October but I am excited and can't wait to JOIN THE PARTY!!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Introducing........... well Sort Of


Yep I already had the classic running name of Miles picked out! (Such a good guess Madison @ Running Shoes and Sunshine!!) He had to be neutered so we picked him up directly from the vet's office. They all seemed to really like him there and commented on how much energy he had. I told them our plans of getting him to run with us, they said as active as he is that shouldn't be a problem, lol!

Currently we have two inside cats (one is 16 yrs old and the other is 3) and an outside dog that is 14, so the majority of our pets are senior citizens and we have been actively talking about getting another dog. Our poor outside dog is a gentle giant he has been attacked and almost killed by other dogs so many times its not even funny and  most days he can't get up and down easily or see/hear us very well, I wasn't worried about him not getting along with a new dog AT ALL! And since we didn't know if Miles liked cats or not we wasn't sure about taking him in the house. Bless his heart, he is way too thin for his age/size he was nervous around our dog and kept getting out of our fence, we chased him around the neighborhood half the night until we decided to just bring him in. He was ok with the cats but the cats didn't like him too well. 

The next day our crazy old cat Jazz thought that Miles was hurting me as I was hooking up his leash to take him out and went Kung Fu on him!! It was almost like a scene from a horror movie although after it was all over is was a little comical! Then later on in the evening after Gerard came home from work he was sitting outside on his cell phone (NOT paying attention to the dogs!!!) and the worst thing happened.....
Our dog attacked Miles, it was terrible, it was awful, it was SCARY!!! At one point we thought we was going to have to hurt our dog (really bad) to get him off of Miles:( I felt AWFUL for the poor little guy and very ashamed of our dog! But at the same time I couldn't be extremely mad at him, he was doing his job as a protector. He knew he was wrong and wouldn't come around us for a few days after.

So we took Miles to my Papaw's house temporary until we could find him a great home or take him back :( BUT the greatest thing that could have ever happened did.......Papaw fell in LOVE with Miles!! And my wonderful awesome Mother (who papaw lives with sorta) agreed to let him stay!!
Although he is now considered papaw's dog, he is still in our family and will still be our running dog when his leg heals!!

Friday, August 2, 2013

This Mornings Run was an Adventure

We have a small group of people that meet 2 -3 days a week for early morning runs. With the crazy summer time heat we've had and just the thoughts of being able to get it "done" for the day 5am runs works best for me and most of my friends, although Gerard (the Hubs) doesn't really like getting up that early he still does it :) (Yep I may be a little spoiled :)

Anyway last Thursday was a  lovely cool morning, I woke up with a belly ache but it didn't stop me from going, our route includes a few spots available for a bathroom if needed~THANK GOODNESS!! And we go out and back. On the way back as usual I was cautious at the light, I could tell the car coming up on the side to make a right turn probably wasn't going to stop! I told Jenna watch out for that car so she went across the road pretty fast. But I stopped thankfully because I would have been flattened to the ground!! Let's just say I said a few nice words to that lovely lady as she almost ran me over :/

Then less than a couple of minutes after that we came upon a stray dog that had broken his chain that he was dragging along with him. Gerard the one that ALWAYS turns his back on "stuff" like that was the first one to stop grab his chain and say "Awww we can't leave him to get hit, what should we do?" I was in shock at his reaction! Thankfully we was right across the street from the Fire Department who directed us back across the street to the Police Dept. After SEVERAL minutes of waiting and waiting an Officer finally arrived took the dog and said he would get him to animal control /Humane Society. Well by the time we got home and I got out of the shower Gerard was on the phone with the Humane Society asking all about the dog. Again I was in SHOCK!

Today one week later I had to schedule going into work late for this:
Not sure if you can read it but it says "Dear Pet Adopter: Hooray for you! A special thank you for adopting a pet today......." YEP we went and adopted him:) Stay tuned for a picture as soon as we get to bring him home!

I have a "running" name picked out for him but I wanna know..........

What "Running" type name would YOU name your new running dog??