Monday, February 3, 2014


I have been sick... Like a lot of people in town....
So no running
4 days of NOTHING and I am not sure today is the day I will get to run a little.
I have had some kind of cold or flu.  Not the stomach flu but I feel like I have been hit by a truck.
No energy at all.
Bad headache and horrible sinus congestion.

And yesterday was my youngest son's birthday....
He turned 8.
Already 8 how can that be....

We did not do a big party instead we went to an NHL game on Saturday night.  We cheated on the LA KINGS and went to see the Anaheim Ducks who are #1 in the league right now.  They played Dallas and ended up loosing 2-0 but it was a great game.  Last goal was in an empty net. 

Yesterday ittook everything I had to get out and go to lunch.  We had promise he could pick a place and I wanted to be there for him.

I spent the rest of the day in bed.
No Super Bowl watching for me.
I don't really care about that part of the day but I do feel bad about not spending more time with Jonathan though.

I have been really tired and in a funk since I lost Maggie.  
I sleep bad and very little and I have no motivation for anything really.  I got out for a few runs last week but it was not great.  I had pain In my IT band and knee.  I feel like I am loosing the running mojo.  I know it happens to everyone...I just worry a little.  I want to get it back.  I feel sluggish and out of shape these days.
I need to snap out of the funk!

We found a new puppy!
Her name is Ruby and she will be home on February 22.
I cannot wait!
She will not replace my Maggie.  It is impossible,
But our hearts and home are open to loving and welcoming another dog.
We were lucky to find her so fast.
It will be a new experience for the kids..they did not get to see Maggie as a puppy.  They helped naming Ruby and that is fun for them.
New beginnings.

Have you been in a running funk?
For how long?
How did you snap out of it.... 
I want to want to run...I want to run right now as I type this...but I feel like crap....really like someone had punched me in the face...
Ok end of the pitty party.



Kate Geisen said...

Oh bummer...I hope you're feeling way better very soon!

Being sick and going through a loss like you have takes a lot out of you. I'm sure you'll have your running mojo back soon, but right now trying to run would probably REALLY kick your butt. Here's to full recoveries and sweet new pets to ease your heartache. Hugs to you.

Boston Bound Brunette said...

I was like that a few weeks ago and sometimes it just takes one good run to pull you out of it. I think you being sad about Maggie has a lot to do with it though. I can totally understand that. I am also glad that you found Ruby and she will be coming home soon. I am going to have to stop by to meet her. Hope you are feeling better soon.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry you feel like that. I think your body needs some rest. I have been in a running funk all 2013, but telling myself it is ok not to feel like running, helped me. Maybe it helps to switch things up a little. There are many other ways to stay active and in shape, maybe swimming or biking or classes at the gym? Hang in there!!

Michael said...

I hope you are feeling better by now.

Ruby is so cute. I know it is different for everyone when they lose a dog how quickly they get another one. We actually got Jack before my last dog passed because I knew I'd need something to fill the hole that would be left behind. Dogs can never be replaced they stay in our hearts forever, but our hearts are certainly big enough to let new ones in.