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This training for a half marathon takes some serious time. Juggling the priorities of work, running, and the dog has left quality sleep and healthy eating lower on the list ... and me with the resulting 10-15 pound regain to address. One thing at a time.

Motivation for the weekend long runs has been a challenge. For years, I've used the saying "motivation does not always precede action" to get myself moving in any endeavor. I needed a little more to get over the 6 to 10 mile ...
This training for a half marathon takes some serious time. Juggling the priorities of work, running, and the dog has left quality sleep and healthy eating lower on the list ... and me with the resulting 10-15 pound regain to address. One thing at a time.

Motivation for the weekend long runs has been a challenge. For years, I've used the saying "motivation does not always precede action" to get myself moving in any endeavor. I needed a little more to get over the 6 to 10 mile hump in this training. Dear Husband is helping me out with some reverse psychology:

Me, a few weeks ago: "I want to get out of this. I want an excuse."
DH: "You have one. It's too hard and you can't do it."
That got me steamed, and my internal response was, Just watch me. I got my long run in as planned that day.

The next week, DH offered something about me having no follow-through, which got me riled up and going. I pride myself on being as good as my word. Don't tell me I am something that I am not; I'll prove you wrong.

The week after that, "Oh, it's so hard, just do what you can." Internal response: Patronizing SOB (even though I knew what he was doing), I'll show him. That was a slow burn, 'cause sometimes you should only do what you can, but it got me moving and doing what I needed to do.

This week, "Five miles is probably enough for a girl." He knew I wanted to go ten.
My response? "Thank you" and a big grin. I got my ten. :D
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Member Since: 1/12/2014

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My Goals:
Adjust to life with a dog.
Be prepared for opportunities.

My Program:
Walk-run intervals 3 times per week.

Eating no sugar, and no evening snacks seem to be cornerstones of my dietary program.
8-22-15 Um, yeah, the dietary cornerstones need to be re-constructed...

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Got our first dog ever on May 30, 2015. Benji is an 8 month old yorkshire terrier mix, who's been surrendered twice before for being "too hyper".

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8/24/2015 10:35:00 AM

Hot spots, also known as acute moist dermatitis, are red, moist, hot and irritated lesions that are typically found on a dog’s head, hip or chest area. Hot spots often grow at an alarming rate within a short period of time because dogs tend to lick, chew and scratch the affected areas, further irritating the skin. Hot spots can become quite painful.

Anything that irritates the skin and causes a dog to scratch or lick himself can start a hot spot. Hot spots can be caused by allergic reactions, insect, mite or flea bites, poor grooming, underlying ear or skin infections and constant licking and chewing prompted by stress or boredom.



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