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    I am so sorry for your loss Trbrat75 .

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      That's sad news 😔 5 years is so young! I wish you a lot of strength losing a buddy is really hard

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        Thank you NancyTree, Rainbow Dragon It has been hard. I have several dogs(from a combined household), but there are a couple that I have a real connection with. She was the one I had the deepest connection with, so that makes it even harder. She had the most expressive face so sweet, so good at the sad puppy look to get treats lol. Couldn't keep her out of the water...even if it was just a puddle, she had to go lay in it. She was big, but she never grew out of thinking she was a lap dog. Never had a dog that had fur that soft and smooth, but man she shed like crazy. I told the vet she will always be with me because her hair is in everything I own!
        I can't believe she's gone. . .

        March 25: Running - Treadmill: warm up 5 mins then ran for 30 mins @ 5.0, cool down 4 mins. Total distance 2.97 in 39 mins. I think my run was about 2.5 miles. Had a scare while running. My heart rate was 209 at one point, I thought it was a fluke and used the sensor on the treadmill to double check and it basically told me I should not be running. I was alarmed, but didn't stop right away as I was confused and hoping it would return to normal, and it did. My norm heart rate while running is around 155 - 160 or so, higher if I am really pushing. I looked at my readings from my Fitbit app and evidently it lasted about 2 minutes! I just happened to check it right before it went back to a normal rhythm. It appears to have dipped a bit before spiking, not sure if i had an irregular heartbeat going on, or if it was stressed induced or what. I do have irregular heartbeats from time to time... IDK, but I will be keeping an eye on my readings following my workouts from now on.

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          Mar 26: Walking - Outside: Took 2 of my dogs for a walk, 3.09 miles in about an hours time(they are very distracting and I had to keep stopping).

          Mar 27: Running - Outside: Something is definitely off with me, my heart rate was way up before I even started running, it did go back down, but it wasn't a very good run at all. Walked .5 to warm up, ran .5 then had to stop, walked .25 then tried running again as it was my down hill. Ran just shy of 2 miles I believe. Total miles walked/ran was 5.5 in an 1:30.

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            I am sorry for your loss.
            And I hope your heart rate settles down; that is scary!

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              Thinking about you, and hoping that everything is okay.

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                Originally posted by Mamatigerj View Post
                Thinking about you, and hoping that everything is okay.
                Thank you Mamatigerj that means a lot

                It has been a hard month adjusting to my pup not being around. We had her cremated so she is by my bed, and my daughter got me a necklace to hold some of her ashes in so I always have a part of her with me. It has been a month today since she was put to sleep. Hard to believe, it seems like it was just last week or something, it's still pretty fresh in my mind and heart.

                My workouts have suffered a bit, but I haven't completely fallen off the wagon. I'm just running or walking mostly. i have decided to alternate HIIT days and running days, at some point. I need to work on my stamina and endurance. Some days I can only run a mile, others I can run more than 3, depending on where i am running.

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                  It's great to hear from you, Trbrat, and good to see you're keeping on, keeping on.
                  Grief takes a toll physically. So you're doing well to be keeping up with doing something on the workout front, even if it has been a bit erratic over the past month.

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                    So nice to see you back here. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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                      Thank you Mamatigerj and Rainbow Dragon

                      My Mom got me a pink flowering "Dog"wood tree to plant as a type of memorial, so to mark the 1 month (and coincidentally Earth Day!) I planted the tree and scattered some of her ashes in the soil. I do not have a green thumb so wish me luck, if this tree doesn't make it will be quite a blow to me. Digging that hole and a good cry was Mondays workout. On a little side note I have the sweetest dog to help me through the grief, I swear hes like my very own therapy dog. I was sitting outside after planting the tree and was crying, he was playing with the other dogs, but when he heard me he came running over and immediately jumped up on the bench i was sitting on and started licking the tears from my face. This is not the first time he has comforted me in this way. I'm lucky to have him, and my girl, Olive, is the reason he is still with us(we had a couple of scares with him, but those are long stories.)

                      Anyways...Tues was supposed to be a run day. It was close to being a nothing day but I got off of my ass and went out fully intending to run, until my belly told me "you probably don't want to do that" I listened, never argue with your stomach lol. So I walked briskly for over 4.75 miles (my big hill included) in about 1:20

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                        That is a beautiful memorial.💕

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                          So, it's been a rough couple months with putting not just one, but 2 of my dogs down (the second, George, was an old man and had gotten to the point where he couldn't walk anymore) and my grandmother passing just minutes after I left her side. On top of that my daughter got her first job and so ensued the hurrying home after work to get her to work, then picking her up late at night....OOF. I am emotionally and physically drained. I am trying to get back on track, I have to keep my health in mind, and if that doesn't work, Rugged is coming up in a few months so I need to buckle down.(whatever thoughts get you through, right?) So this past week I have been varying my training a bit.
                          6/2 was a 45 min guided hike at a park then later that evening i ran up and down my rd until i had a mile in, which was tough because one way is all up hill
                          6/3 was outside run at the park on their running loop. I ran about 2 miles then did intervals on the 3rd mile. This parks hills are aplenty, and the first one is a bitch, the course starts out on a hill, so my energy is zapped right off the bat. 3.21 miles in 43.28
                          6/4 another run around the park, but on the first lap reversed it...that sucked more lol. i ran a mile, recovered 1/4 then ran another mile the normal way then cooled down. 2.6 miles total in 36m
                          6/5 was treadmill, i did hill intervals walking as an active recovery day. 2.14 miles in just under 40m
                          6/6 treadmill, speed intervals - warmed up walking for 6 min, jogged for 4 min then did 60/90's at 7.0/3.7 for 5x then recovered for about 5 min and did 90/60's 5.7/3.5 then cool down. That was tough, but i feel it was a good start, as I am not used to doing intervals on the tread. 3.12 miles in 47:37.

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                            I am so sorry for your losses!

                            I am glad to see you here again; you have been missed.

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                              Hugs to you Trbrat75 for all that you've had to deal with lately. Hope you are doing well and finding at least some time to look after yourself.

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                                Happy Birthday.

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