Monday, April 19, 2010

Three days worth

a sad day - april 19th - i put georgia, my 14 yr. old lab, to sleep today and i am grieving. i am lacking so much sleep since i stayed by her side all night...the hours went by so slowly, but i'm glad i had that time with her. by the afternoon, when my eyes were almost so puffy that I couldn't see out of them, I felt i just needed to get out of the house. i went to swim - i felt horrible. 2000 yards of garbage. tried a set, but wasn't going anywhere. this feeling will pass, but for now, I just need to work through it. :(

tuesday. the morning was tough - it was part of the routine. saying hello, taking her out, feeding her. and i wasn't able to get a good night's sleep so up at 6am anyway. By 8am, I felt a little stronger so I told the kids I was going to go for a quick run. It felt good to get outside and breathe the air, but there were definitely moments when i was heaving from passed quickly enough. 4.5 miles in 39.08 minutes and then cooled down with our walk through the woods.

day 3 - back on the CF wagon today. I managed to escape from the house for an hour and had a 5K row and 12 x 100M (between .7 and .8) runs going every minute. 5K time was 21:47...I believe it is a bit slower than my best- couldn't seem to locate the date I last did it. I was a bit worried about the shoulder, but it seemed okay. The runs were good although I do feel pain in my right foot still- held 7:03 minute mile pace. I am tired. But it too, shall pass I hope.


  1. Hi Christina,

    So sorry about your loss. Nancy and I know from experience how hard the loss of a pet can be. We know that they are just like one of the children. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you guys.

  2. Christina,

    I am very sorry to hear about your loss of Georgia. Pets become so much a part of our lives.


  3. Christina

    I am very sorry to hear about Georgia. All pets are part of the family & it is really hard when this happens. Get some rest.


  4. So sorry about your dog - we lost our first Golden way too early, age 5, and I swear an entire year afterwards I kept hearing her in the house. Grieving is good and healthy so don't avoid it.

  5. I'm sorry Christina... I wish you can get better soon.

  6. I sooo know where you're at Christina. Such a huge void... Take your time with it. Feel better :)

  7. Oh Christina, I'm so sorry to hear that you had to let Georgia go - I'm writing this crying with you as it brings back memories of dogs I have loved and lost - I so understand how much they become a part of the family - thinking of you all