8/1/2016: MANIC Monday!

So things are feeling quite manic in my neck of the woods. Yesterday, hubby and I ran the Fifteen’s 5K in Minneapolis. He has done this one before (when I was pregnant), and I was really looking forward to it. Ran faster than usual, even though it was super humid. That always makes for a “blah” sort of feeling as you’re plodding along. It ended on Target Field, though, so you can’t beat that!


A fun run together.

But the big news from the weekend is that we have a new family member. Meet Chewbarka (“Chewie”).


A Chewie close-up

She’s a 4-year-old Plott Hound who was surrendered by a family who couldn’t keep her anymore due to family issues. She’s a beautiful girl, and she’s well-behaved, especially for all the stress she’s going through right now.

I’m hoping once she settles in and we get clearance for a few last things from the vet, she will become my early morning run buddy. She loves going on walks already, and I think she’ll be very receptive to the rules of the road.

With two cats and a toddler, though, it’ll be a big adjustment period. We’re going to try to give her the support she needs to fit right into our crazy little family.


Camper naps

But maybe, just maybe, she’s already starting to feel comfy with us. We hope soon she’ll realize we’re her new family. Although we can’t take the place of her former family, we will provide her with love, compassion, and all sorts of new experiences. And hopefully she knows how much joy she has brought us already.

Read on. Run on.

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