A lot has been going on in my life lately, and it recently occurred to me that I haven’t blogged about any of it. Last you heard, I was super pumped up about my new years resolutions or something, but those have been long forgotten (I found out that getting out early is hard even when you make it a resolution, and so I gave up on everything). The thing about blogging right now, is that my life has changed in such a way that I now spend most of the day at a computer, and when I get home, I have no interest whatsoever in looking at a computer more than I already have.* And since my job isn’t to blog about running, it’s been happening a lot less (unless it is and I’ve been hugely mistaken – if you’re my boss and happen to be reading this, please let me know ASAP if personal blogging actually is my job, and I’ll start doing that instead of the other stuff).
I also haven’t been blogging because one of the things going on lately has been super awful and I haven’t felt like mentioning it. About two months ago we lost Pascal to a spinal tumor. It looked like he had a bad shoulder for a long time, but this winter it suddenly got much worse, and things went downhill quickly. I probably wouldn’t bring this up at all here, but he was kind of a big deal on this blog. He was my go-to leg injury model, and back before he got all gimpy (I thought it was a torn tendon or something, but it was the cancer growing all along), he trained with me for 5ks, marathons, and for being awesome.
I’m hoping to fill you in on more of my running/fitness adventures soon, but just wanted to let all the Pascal fans out there know the sad news, and remind you to hug your puppy extra hard next time you have the chance.
*This is a total lie. I go home and stare at the computer all night, but in a way that doesn’t even remotely resemble anything productive.