Thursday, August 21, 2014

If you need a boost of motivation….

I've fallen into a running slump.
Call it the 100+ degrees day
The 5am or earlier wake-up alarm
The 15 extra pounds
The glass of wine in the evening
Or just plain lazy
I'm just not feeling the running joy and it makes me depressed. So much so that I repeat all the bad things that make me feel guilty.  I hope when it cools down I can get moving again. Maybe I can lose weight.  Maybe I can enjoy running once again.

While sulking and procrastinating I watch this video and I'm not stupid enough to think if this 40 year old can run like this I can, but it does motivate me that I don't have to stay where I'm at and I can do something more.  Joe Pavey didn't let the 'I'm too old' negative thoughts tear her down. She got out there and did something no one has done before.

Maybe if you're in a slump this will help boost you up and get your butt out there.


Thursday, July 31, 2014

It's ok to be you. Video by Colbie Caillat

One of the great benefits of having a blog is I can post things that I love.  This video makes me tear up because of the pressure that is put on women to be beautiful, thin and "perfect".  Yet here is a grammy Award-winning, singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat  who released her new EP,Gypsy Heart Side A with the album’s lead single “Try” that makes a powerful statement about beauty ideals. 

I know I will go back to this video and watch it when I need to remember, it's ok to be me. And maybe I won't cry each time I watch it.


Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Runners- Video

I stumbled onto this 11 minute film of two gentleman filming runners. They managed capturing runners running with a bicycle and a small trailer allowing the rider in the back to be in front of the runners and capturing film.  They ask the runners personal questions and get back honest, heartfelt answers.   I recommend taking a little time to watch this video.


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Missing cat? Look in the Tipi

Yesterday morning I’m leaving the house and I do my cat count. 
ONE. 
I think, crap did Kali get outside without me knowing it (frequently happens). 
I check the tipi and there she is.  Sleeping inside the tipi
TWO. 

I’m now free to go to work.


p.s. yes, I meant to spell it as Tipi instead of teepee because the company that made the cool teepee is Cat Tipi.




Sunday, May 25, 2014

Mom, What's this needle doing in my head. AGAIN?

Helping prove the statistics that people spend lots of money on their pets, I continue to get Sundae acupuncture every 3-4 months.  With the scare when my cat sundae quit eating, I want to keep her healthy and happy.  Well happy maybe an overstatement because she's still just a pissy towards her sister. 

Today I brought my neighbor, a future vet, to the appointment.  She was awesome cuddling with Sundae and giving Sundae a spot to curl up into. 

People look at me very strange when I say I'm going to the vet to get my cat acupuncture.  They think I should be terrified of being clawed to death.  I talked in a previous post about the benefits of acupuncture and how Sundae acted and she really doesn't mind it.  She HATES the car ride to the vet but on the way home she is much calmer, quieter and only meows a couple times.

When Dr. Jacquie from Alta Vista Animal Hospital put the first two needles in, Sundae quit purring and Dr. Jacquie said she'd have to turn the purr back on, which was a needle in the forehead. Sure enough, with the needle in the forehead, Sundae started purring again.





So we're at home and Sundae is quite lazy and only hissed at her sister once.  Ahhh, the wonders of acupuncture.  Thanks Dr. Jacquie.