Monthly Archives: October 2010

Pouting Pablo

School last night was interesting. Pablo had to wear his muzzle the whole time, and he HATED it. Despised it. It squished his nose, and squinted his eyes. He was not a happy boy. It was frustrating for me because he wouldn’t move. All he did was sit in front of me, stare at me, and pout.


The good thing is that he didn’t even pay attention to the other dogs, so it was a big step for him to not be bothered by strange dogs, BUT he wouldn’t even really do the exercises (walking by dogs, sniffing dog butts). I had to literally drag him. Ugh.

He was very happy to get that thing off his face and get home. I reminded him that if he wasn’t such a jerk, he wouldn’t have to wear it. Maybe he understood?

5 mile run yesterday (on the treadmill…yuck), and 6 mile run today (on the treadmill…yuck). Big runs this weekend: 5 mile run Saturday, and 10 miles on Sunday! Probably in the rain, too…fabulous!

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Posted by on October 28, 2010 in Pablo, Running


Happy Days

Yoga Monday night was good. Really hot and challenging, but good. I missed the 6:30 class due to really bad traffic, but made it to the later class, and was so glad I went.

6, 1/2 mile, sprints last night. It was dark, slippery, cold and wet, but I still ran fast.

Pablo has school tonight! We are looking forward to it.

Life is peaceful and good right now. I fall asleep and wake up with a smile on my face. Thank you…you know who you are. 🙂

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Posted by on October 27, 2010 in Happiness, Pablo, Running, Yoga


Seahawks are #1

Week 8 of training begins this week. Lots of miles this week.

I finished up week 7 of training with a 7 mile run yesterday. Luckily, I somehow missed the bad weather. It hardly rained, and the cool air felt great! I felt sluggish and tired, but I actually ran fast! Mile 3 was 6:30, mile 5 was 6:21, and mile 7 was 7:12!!! I had motivation…warm nest on the couch. 🙂

I have yoga tonight…yipppeee!!!

And…the Seahawks crushed the Cardinals yesterday, putting us in first place in our division. YAY, Hawks! 🙂

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Posted by on October 25, 2010 in Happiness, Running, Sports, Yoga


School for doggy and school for mommy

Class was good last night! Pablo did a LOT better than expected. I was very nervous going into it, and he pleasantly surprised me. 🙂 I learned:

1. I am already doing a lot of what I should be doing

2. Pablo really is a good boy, and he wants to please me

3. I need to bring a LOT more treats next time

I signed up for the GRE prep class today. I start right after I run the half marathon. It’s twice/week for the month of December. I will then take the GRE right away. Ugh. I also am starting the application for grad school. Exciting stuff!


Posted by on October 21, 2010 in Pablo



Speed training last night. I ran 3, 1 mile, sprints, and I was fast!

Mile #1: 6:53

Mile #2: 6:25

Mile #3: 6:49

WOW! All under 7 minutes. I felt like I was going to throw up after each mile, and as I was running I wondered why the hell I was doing this to myself, but I still did it, and I did it fast!

Pablo goes to school tonight. He is excited. He remembers “school.” Whenever I say the word, his ears perk up and he looks around. We’ll see how much he likes it after tonight. I had to get him a muzzle. I feel like a bad mom. 😦

I am definitely feeling the effects of not going to yoga for over a week. Ugh. I can’t wait to go Friday…

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Posted by on October 20, 2010 in Pablo, Running, Yoga


Words Free

I am hooked on Words Free! It is a scrabble app for the iPhone. If you have an iPhone, get the app, and play with me! Julieg333


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Posted by on October 19, 2010 in Just for fun


And…my current favorite

My current favorite song: “I Ain’t Hiding” by the Black Crowes. I can’t stop listening to it!! 🙂

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Posted by on October 18, 2010 in Music