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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Cooper stayed with my neighbor while I went for my run today. I managed 3.2 miles in 34 minutes. That is slower than my usual pace, but I didn't run the whole distance. For some reason my feet were dragging today. So, it is probably a good thing I am not running tomorrow. I will be running on Saturday though!

Saturday is the 5k race. The first one I am attempting to run. I walked this one last year, and if my memory is correct I finished in about 43 minutes. This year I want to finish in 35 minutes or better. To make the experience even better I get to meet another Sparkfriend. Doglady13 is driving out tomorrow to be here to run with me on Saturday. How cool is that?! It is a long drive for her, so I am doubly impressed. I have met so many cool people here at SparkPeople. The support and encouragement is tremendous!

Cooper is doing a little better today. We still aren't walking very much or going very fast, but the swelling has gone down, and he managed to jump up on the bed last night. He still isn't eating very much, so I have been spoiling him with treats and goodies. He really likes cheese... just like I do. emoticon
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    You are going to be great on your run. Congrats on having a Spark friend to go with.

    Glad Cooper is feeling better.
    1727 days ago
    Break a lace!
    1727 days ago
    Good news about Cooper! Good luck on Saturday. You're going to do great and have a blast.
    1727 days ago
    glad that Cooper is starting to perk up. People use cold packs on injuries to help reduce swelling, have you considered chilling (or freezing) some dry towels and giving him one to lay on a couple times a day- probably would feel good.
    as for the race, just 2 more sleeps and then the fun starts- you are doing great
    1727 days ago
    It sounds like Cooper is definitely doing better. Have fun with the 5K this weekend and meeting up with Doglady13.
    1727 days ago
    good luck on your race. my cousing loves running 5K's. i never had a love of runnint, but i do love being active.
    1727 days ago
    Thanks for all the updates with Cooper,,, I've just gone back ovah the past few days and read them. SO GLAD you DID REPORT THAT !! Grrr "nice" MY HINEY !!! (as I GROWL as a SETTER CAN DO !) Glad that Cooper is able to eat some treats. As you remember Izzy got stuck in the cellah just a wee bit back for 3 days, & though "unhurt" physicaly she WAS Emotionally HURT !! It took her hon, almost a WEEK to really get back to sleeping, eating,,,and well now it's been almost 3 weeks, and she's JUST STARTING to play again. She REALLY WANTS (DEMANDS) to be with me A LOT more than she used to. Tonight she sat here,,,in my lap,,,with the saddest eyes,,,I am NOT sure why. Has all the moving(S) 4 since Sept and 3 of those since March been to much??? I'd SAY YES ! It HAS on me. Hopefully now she'll realize this is our home for quite awhile b4 we move back out to her BUNNY Land ! LOL She just LOVES watchin those bunneies !

    Hope Cooper will be Ok hon. It DOES change our animals when they go thru something traumatic. Hopefully he'll be FINE and just a little more catious, than he was,,,, Izzy isn't attempting now to "go out" as she had been in the last place, which shows she's MUCH happier here. THANKFULLY !!! I keep telling her "its our baby girl,,ur OK" and NO DOUBT your telling Cooper "its Ok Baby,,it's all over,,,I am here".

    TY For that report.

    On Sat,,YOU CAN DO THIS GIRL !! U CAN !! PLEASE DO BLOG on it,,,and DROP ME A LINE !! For I can't always get to everyone's blogs,,,esp on the weekend,,and I WANT to know how you DID ! WOOHOOOOO !!
    1727 days ago
    hehe sounds like the little guy is getting lots of love and attention :)

    1727 days ago
    It's going to be fun for sure! I'm getting pretty excited about the trip, too. We'll have to post pictures on Saturday.

    1727 days ago
    Good to hear Cooper is on the mend.

    Good luck in your race on Saturday. You'll do great!

    1727 days ago
  • LWADE1963
    Good luck on your 5k tmr!
    1727 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
    Good luck on your race and I hope Cooper is up and at 'em again soon! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1727 days ago
    So glad things are on the mend for Cooper... and you are going to smoke that 5k... under 35 minutes for sure!
    1727 days ago
  • DARLY55
    Have fun at the race! I know you will have a great time!
    1727 days ago
    I'm glad for you.
    1727 days ago
    Happy that Cooper is better and how exciting that you will be running your first 5K with a Spark buddy! emoticon
    1727 days ago
    Good luck with your race!
    1727 days ago
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