Angela and I are now puppy parents! We recently adopted my little sister's former dog, Holly. She is the sweetest pooch on earth, and I swear my quality of life has improved ten-fold since we took her in. How can you be grumpy or irritable when you have the most adorable little doggie giving you puppy kisses and wagging their tail at you? I actually wake up and smile in the morning because her cute little face is right next to mine. This is unthinkable as I am not a morning person by any stretch of the imagination.
|That is the face I wake up to every day.|
|Holly loves our running trails!|
|Doggie's first trip to Dog Beach!|
On the running front, my mileage is getting back up there. I ran 17 this Sunday, and crazily enough, I ran each mile on the treadmill. I know, I know, what kind of crazy person besides EMZ runs that much on a treadmill? I slept in too late and didn't want to endure the hot sun for over two hours, so I hit the 'mill and watched Running the Sahara as inspiration. 17 miles feels like a piece of cake when you're watching three men run 100 times the distance, literally 1,700 miles. I love that movie! Does anyone else get so irritated by Charlie at the end when he leaves the other two behind? I still can't get over that. The other guys responded so maturely and with such kindness. I, on the other hand, would have been pissed.
|unconditional love. puppy kisses after a sweaty, 17 miler.|
We are headed to Chicago this Wednesday to meet Angela's newest nephew, Eli, and hopefully meeting my newest nephew, Leo, as well, but he has yet to be born. The clock is ticking! I told my sister to go for a run, have sex, and drink milk of magnesia so that baby comes before I leave to return to San Diego. She is convinced he'll be here soon. Crossing my fingers! While we're home we'll get to play with all of our adorable nieces and nephews that we miss terribly. 2,000 miles is quite far when you are away from these cute little faces!