Wednesday, February 21, 2007

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

The Good

Remember several weeks ago when I mentioned we were trying out a dog? Well it is going on about 4 weeks now and he's doing a lot better with the cats. We will finallize the adoption on Sunday. We have named him Bandit. It seems fitting as he is quite the kitchen thief at dinner time if we don't keep an eye on him. Yeah, I know he looks very innocent here; looks can be deceiving! Actually, he's a great dog. We're glad to have him join our family.

The Bad

Remember a few days ago when I was running again and life was good? Well, I got three days in a row with training instances and then things took a turn for the worse. I am convinced that I now have a full blown sinus infection. The whole left side of my face hurts, I can't breathe out of my left nostril, and my previously cleared lungs are getting refilled with gunk. I'm so sick of being sick!!! I decided that I will go to Urgent care within 24 hrs if this doesn't get better or gets worse. Maybe a round of antibiotics will clear it up?

I really need to completely recover from whatever has invaded my body so I can move on with my life. Sigh. From a training and fitness perspective, this is pretty discouraging.

The Ugly

I decided to give up coffee for lent. Lent started today. 'nuff said.


  1. The puppy is so cute! I can't wait to get my own when I get a job lined up for next year! Giving up coffee for lent? I only drink coffee once or twice a week so it's a treat, I wouldn't be able to give that up! I am still trying to decide what to give up...hmm

  2. I love Bandit! I'm so glad you're adopting him.

    I also love coffee! 'Nuff said.

  3. I also have a dog that steals food among other things.

    Hope you get better soon.

    Giving up coffee, I would go into convulsions.. Your a brave women.

    Still trying to figure out what to give up..

    Get better..

  4. That dog is a cutie. Glad he worked out for your family.

    Giving up coffee for any reason??? Yeah, we're talking ugly :)

  5. Cute dog. Infections need antibiotics. You can't kick them by yourself. Giving up coffee? Phew! I'm stayin away from you while you go through withdrawal!!

  6. To exchange coffee for anitbiotics? Not a good trade.

    Hope you'll be able to finally put "the bad" behind you.

  7. Love the dog! He is so sute. Enjoy.

  8. Get better soon! The pooch is cute!

  9. No coffee and a sinus infection - doesn't sound like fun.

    Get well soon!!!

  10. No coffee? Ouch! That's a tough one... I gave up alcohol. So my friends have a designated driver for 40 dreadful days!!! ;-)
    Actually, I use each craving as an opportunity to reflect on what He gave up for me, and I guess I can watch my friends enjoy a beer after spinning for that... ;-)
    Good luck! Can you have Red Bull or anything like that?