Recently I have gotten some rather interesting emails (these types of emails are always the funnest part about blogging…;) regarding my parents’ dog Maggie.
I am pretty open about my life but I don’t always tell you the details about my family. Over the last few years my mom has developed asthma due to allergies from pollen. It has gotten so bad that many springs she rarely leaves the house because of the pollen count and has to have clean air filters all over the house to try and clean the air at home. She also has to give herself treatments often and has had some pretty scary asthma attacks. A few times I thought for sure I needed to call 911 for her. Luckily she was just cleared to start getting shots starting next week so things should hopefully improve.
When we had Maggie it was very difficult for my mom because every time Maggie would come in from being outside (she was an indoor dog… but is very active and so she was outside running around a lot too) she would bring in a whole bunch of pollen from outside on her fur and it would cause my mom to have hives and all sorts of breathing problems. We even tried out having Maggie stay full time in the basement with me but it still affected my mom a ton.
My whole family was devastated that we had to give her back to her original owners a few months ago (although, their 10 year old son was beyond happy to have Maggie back) but obviously my mom’s health is much more important. And as much as Brooke loves dogs, we just won’t be able to get one until we move out. So, that is what happened to Maggie and we all miss her like crazy because pets truly do become a part of your family.
For now I will just buy Brooke a trillion stuffed animal dogs.
My drive home from pump class this morning was a pretty good one. This is the real deal.. no filter needed.
Not going to lie. I was having a rough morning. Sometimes things just hit like I am sure all of you have experienced because we are humans and that just comes along with the title.
Three things snapped me out of it.
1. This girl.
2. The trails.
I am a millimeter away from making the decision to run on trails every day of my life and say goodbye to the roads. Okay, that isn’t going to happen because I love the roads too but running on the trails just does something for me. I feel stronger, I feel like I get to escape the real world a little, exploration is good for the soul and my body feels better than it has in months when I run on the trails.
6.4 miles of just what I needed.
Another wonderful thing about today’s run was that I got to pull out my sunglasses from hibernation. I have worn the Oakley Commits for YEARS and I don’t think I will stray. I think I even got them pre-blog days. Anyways, they stay put, they are comfortable and keep my eyeballs from hurting in the sunlight.
PS I am seeing Divergent tonight! Anyone else? Anyone read the book?
Anyone reading ever struggled with asthma?
What are you allergic to?
Are you a sunglasses while running person? What kind do you wear?
Anyone have a dog in the area that Brooke and I can come play with all of the time?