1. Dog Shaming
Have you heard of the trend of dog shaming on Facebook and twitter and blogs and all the other places people are being social online? There’s a whole site dedicated to Dog Shaming. I’m not going to lie. At first, I thought it was kind of mean. Poor little puppies!
But then, I came home Tuesday night to a destroyed apartment. Roo had herself a little party that included:
- Eating our blanket basket
- Tearing apart the bathroom trash and distributing it around the bedroom
- Jumping up on the kitchen counter and eating 6 oatmeal cookies, one banana, and a tupperware lid
- Chewing through a lamp cord
- Taking a mouthful of wine corks (I keep them in a glass bowl on the coffee table) and chewing them to bits
- Scratching a large spot in the drywall
- Peeing and pooping all over the new carpet in the bedroom
- Tearing a hole in the duvet cover
I did not photograph the mess because, well, I don’t like messes, and my first thought was to clean it up, not to shame my dog. So while I cleaned, she went into her crate to think about what she did.
Yes, I actually told my 11 month old puppy to “think about what she did.” You can tell she took it very seriously.
In other news, I am officially tapering. I haven’t gotten the taper crazies I’ve heard about yet. Instead, I’m enjoying the extra hour or so of sleep in the mornings and just letting myself rest. I’m also focused on hydration (lots of water, no alcohol) and nutrition (veggies/carbs/protein, low/no sugar). I’ve gotta say, it wasn’t fun the first few days of really bucking down on operation hydration/nutrition, but now that I’m over the hump, I feel pretty fantastic. Not that I ate so horribly before or drank so much, but you know.
Another thing I’m noticing about tapering? I’m crazy emotional. But just about running. Every time I read a running quote or story, I’m a wreck. I read Megan’s recap of her first 26.2 in Chicago and was seriously struggling to keep it together in the middle of my office. I’m choking up about basically anything running-related. But I’m not nervous about the race, just really excited and READY. Please tell me this emotional feeling is normal???
3. Random Inspiration
Also loving this from I ❤ to Run:
And this from my mom’s trainer, who posted it to my FB wall.
Basically awesome, no?
Oh, and especially this:
Being a superhero version of ourselves? LOVE IT.