Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Jogging

Yesterday I started jogging after work. I don't love jogging, but I feel like I get such a good workout when I do jog. Thankfully I don't look like Phoebe when I jog. I had planned on Sophie being my jogging buddy.
But I forgot that she is ten years old and just can't handle the jogging especially in the heat. I took her out last night and she was limping by the time we got close to home. I felt like a horrible Mother. I am still taking Sophie on long walks, we just won't be jogging. Seeing that Sophie can not handle the jogs makes me realize that she is getting older. My heart about broke when I had to start buying her the senior dog food. I wish she was like Bonk; who is determined to live forever.

I feel good that I have started jogging and hope that I stick to this new commitment of getting in shape. For once in my life I want to be the girl that everyone looks at. Well, I don't know if I will ever get to that point, but I want to be able to look in the mirror and like what I see.

I am not expecting overnight results and want to make sure that I do it right this time. That means that it's OK to not always be perfect when eating.

This morning when I was in the shower I noticed something on my arm. At first I thought it was a spider, but when I tried to brush it off it didn't move. I realized it was a tick. I about freaked out. I just kept picking at it until it came off. I am guessing that I picked it up while I was out last night. And since I am so close to the woods I could have picked it up anytime. Sophie and the cats are treated for fleas and ticks, but now I am wondering if I should be wearing a flea/tick collar when I go running outside.

16 comments:

MJ said...

just watch out for the tick vomit, make sure you get the head out and spray everynight--I have extra frontline if you need it.

Caroline said...

Awwww...yes the tick vomit. Let me see a show of hands of those that want to hear about tick vomit.

Monogram Queen said...

I am an expert on ticks I used to pick them off our german shephard with tweezers all the time. I will, however scream like a banshee if one gets on me.

Julie said...

Matches work too.
Hey, if I can motivate you in any way with the jogging, let me know.

Caroline said...

patti--i can not stand the site of a tick so to find it when i am still have asleep and in the shower....not a good thing.

julie--here is yet another reason i wish we lived closer...you could come jog with me...

amy h said...

Tick vomit???

Keep an eye on the bite and make sure to go to the doc if you get a bullseye rash! I don't like ticks...

You jogged in this heat? I cannot handle the heat.

beans said...

eeww-Addie had gotten a ton of ticks, but then we switched to advantix and she has had very few since.

I have seen a few on or around me, but I mustn't taste very good!

Vomit? Yummy!

beans said...

oh, and congrats on jogging. I have rationalized that the girls are far too big to jog. So I will save myself the black eyes and walk--fast!

Caroline said...

amy--the crazy thing is that since i have quit smoking the heat does not bother me that much. crazy what smoking did to me

beans--i am wondering if the tick was on me all night...i don't think i want to know

jenmaree said...

I used to run in high school - oh so long ago. Good luck with it! It's really a great workout!

Caroline said...

jenmaree--good hearing from you...even though i don't really like jogging, i know i am getting a good workout.

Lynilu said...

Ick! I've never had a tick on my, and I hope I never do!! They scare me because of the potential health issues, but then so do mosquitoes, and bees. OK, now I want to stay in all the time!! LOL!!

I hope you don't get "tick vomit"!! I don't even know what that is, but I hope you don't get it!!

Good luck with the after-tick and the jogging!

Caroline said...

lynilu--i am going to have to do a post about the tick vomit. i about threw up just hearing about it, so i thought i would share with you guys. what a great friend i am..right? :)

Julie said...

Tick vomit would be a really good blog name.

Sandra said...

Please tell me there is no such thing as tick vomit.

Caroline said...

julie--i was actually thinking tick vomit would be a good nickname for my brother

sandra--oh yes there such a thing called tick vomit..