Wednesday, June 10, 2009

What to Blog About???

Well, my "running blog" is going to have to take on some new content...considering I have no running to blog about, but I still want to blog!
So, for now I'll just blog about whatever is going on in my life!

The last couple days I have spent a lot of time figuring out the best thing to do with this totally adorable litter of kittens that were born "out back" at work. There are 3 stray/feral cats that "live" out there and I already had plans to "Trap and Release" them (trap, spay/neuter, then return them to their "home"). I was just waiting until my ankle was good enough to hustle around a bit, but of course the one got pregnant and had kittens! They are SO freaking cute! Anyway, I have a friend that is a vet and she will spay/neuter the adults for me any day that I catch them. However, the kittens are a different story. They really need to be caught and then checked out by the vet, and then fostered to get them used to humans so that they can be adopted. Unfortunately I am going to be out of town about 11 of the next 15 days, so I can not foster them. However I have been getting them use to seeing me and recognizing that I am bringing them food and that I'm not going to hurt them.

There are 5 of them, but 2 are a little more brave! I got these pictures of them yesterday...

Aren't they adorable?!?!?!?! If you have any experience/advice on handling wild kitties, feel free to share!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Back in the Days....

Well, I don't have too much to update on....I'm making progress, so that's good. I can't remember if I ever fully updated about my hip situation, in case I didn't here you go....the MRI showed a small tear in the labrum, so no surgery, just more PT. My ankle is coming along, I'm now able to do the stairmaster (for 5 minutes)!
Not running is still totally sucking, not going to races is sucking even more, missing out on all the fun is sucking the worst! However, I am able to walk around without being in total pain and I've even progressed to cute flats instead of sneakers for a "night out"!
As for the title of this post "Back in the Days"... I came across some old photos of me when I was about 13-15 years old. I used to be totally into horses and extremely competitive at horse shows, traveled all around to tons of them. Anyway, below are 2 pictures from "Back in the Days!"
The first one is me on my horse "Addison", he was so awesome! I had him from the time I was about 12 up to around my junior year in college.
The second picture is me on a horse named "SuperNatural", I started showing him when my horse (Addison) got hurt and was retired. This horse was totally cool too....

Just thought these were kind of cool pics and figured that most of my "blog friends" only know 2 things about me....I ran a marathon, and now I'm injured! So now you know a little bit more! LOL!

Words of Wisdom

"Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing will disturb your peace of mind.
See the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
Think only of the best, work only for the best and expect only the best.
Forget about the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
Spend so much time on the improvement of yourself that there is no time to criticize others.
Live in the faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is in you."
~ Chistian Dior

"Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do."
- Dr. Spock

"Fall in love or fall in hate. Get inspired or be depressed. Ace the test or flunk the class. Make babies or make art. Speak the truth or lie and cheat. Dance on tables or sit in the corner. Life is divine chaos. Embrace it. Forgive yourslef. Breathe. And enjoy the ride. "
- Solbeam