Goodies Galore

Learning to focus less on dieting and more on overall health and wellness

Bad news and good news

Bad news–I left my camera in Vermont so I’m going to have to either post old pictures or no pictures for a while. What’s worse?

This weekend has been cool but all this weekend travel is leaving me exhausted. Four more weekends of travel left and then I get a couple of weekend breaks. For some reason I always book my entire summer up and before I know it, it’s over. I’m already looking forward to Fall; let’s just hope I have a job lined up.

Some good news…

My friend and I officially signed up for our first sprint triathlon. It’s nine weeks away and a pool is needed asap. You should know that I despise two things in life: bathing suits and open waters. The many sea animals lurking around are enough to send me into a panic. I swear I was bitten by a lobster once in the Long Island Sound. Little shit scared me for life. Anyway, I’m totally looking forward to a challenge and hope my motivation holds up during the Summer. One of my great friends from college signed up with me. She is really strong at swimming and is mostly terrified of the run. We promised that we’d stick together no matter what so she will get me through the swimming leg and I will encourage her during that run.

Feel free to send me tips and tricks. Any little bit of information is helpful.

So I’m having some trouble with Miss. Eleanor. Don’t let the cute face fool you. At my friends BBQ last night, she got in three fights with two different dogs and instigated them all. This has happened many times before which is why I hate going to the dog park. Ellie is an extremely dominant dog and clearly doesn’t know dog etiquette. Why is she such a territorial brute?

I just want to be able to take her places without the fear of her getting into a fight with another dog. I definitely project nervous energy which doesn’t help but it’s hard to stay calm. How do we remedy this? ¬†Any dog whisperers out there?

June 6, 2010 Posted by | dogs, running, Triathlon | 12 Comments