Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Mid-Week Musings

Happy Wednesday. Hope everyone's week is going smoothly. Mine has had it's ups and downs - guess it was part of last week, but we don't have to get into technicalities.

Disasters:
Saturday I had set out for a run. It was one of those runs where I wasn't sure I was going to enjoy it at all. But then it was like a complete cathartic experience - sometimes a run is like a really good cry. Oh, and then you do cry at the end of 9 miles when you walk into your kitchen and see this disaster.


The picture doesn't quite show the total carnage. Maddie had gotten my purse and my lunch bag off the counter. She completely shredded the inside of the bag. She pulled out nearly every item out of my purse. She managed to open up my wallet and chew up gift cards, my CPR card, money.

She literally ate a tube of chapstick (only the cap remained), chewed into Imitrex, ate the entire package of gum minus one sliver of the outer packaging (but no wrappers survived), she exploded the Tide pen, ate up business cards, receipts. Yep. She had herself a grand old time.

Luckily, we had friends coming over for a pool day festival. That helped me take my mind off the destruction until I went into the house at one point and found that she had gotten a cabinet open and eaten yet another towel, magic eraser and even chewed into a package of those dishwasher pods.

Cheers:
On an up-note, I am 100% legit an ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer now! I had finished and passed my test earlier than I had anticipated so I had to scramble to do the CPR/AED training. All done!

Firsts:
On Sunday, I managed my longest bike ride - 40 miles. Even more impressive is that I finally managed to get my water bottle and drink while riding (and not falling in the process). When you're out on a bike and you're totally parched, envious of others swilling water so easily, you get really jealous. I told Jason once I wanted to tump him over actually.


Random:
I'll leave you with some randomness seen on our run yesterday morning. We were just chugging along and out of nowhere, I noticed this trailer of fish parked out in front of apartments on our running route. I've never seen it there before, but there it was. And there the fish were.

Maybe we were just delirious from the heat, but it was pretty darn funny. That of course meant that we had to stop and take pictures. I mean, it's not every day you see fish on your morning run.



How's your week been treating you so far? What's the most random thing you've seen while out on a run? What about the worst pet disaster you've come home to?