Resolutions, Greyhounds, and Giving Birth

Hello! Happy Tuesday. I was thinking about New Year’s resolutions again (yeah, those), so I made myself a little chart in Google Drive to help keep myself accountable. I know a lot of racers keep their mileage and training plans in Excel-like spreadsheets, so I figured it couldn’t hurt to put long-term goals in there, too.

It looks a little like this:

New Years resolution Spreadsheet

Because you never know when you’ll unexpectedly break your leg…

I know a lot of people think New Year’s resolutions are dumb, and that it’s a constant effort you put in every day, but having something that makes me feel accountable to myself helps me, anyway. And I say do what you can to keep yourself on track with your goals. Like living room furniture, very important. 😉

Anyway, I spent all weekend researching Greyhound rescue, and I really think those are the dogs for us. The nearest rescue group sets all adopters up for success by cat-testing their adoptable greyhounds. This means they already know whether the dog has a negative disposition towards cats/would feel like chasing them.

I figured I’d save up and get myself one for my birthday, but Sean was not happy about that idea. He thinks I should wait at least a year, and then he’ll happily be on the dog train. Convenient excuse, indeed.

We’ll see. I think I’d want 2, just so they’d each have a friend and so that I could name them Harold and Maude…

Also, for some reason this weekend, I decided to research pregnancy and birth. I have a lot of pregnant friends right now–at work, at the gym, friends on Facebook. And I know that pretty much almost all women have done it and will continue to do it, but kudos to all the moms and soon to be moms. I see all these posts on Pinterest that are like, “Ways to Recover After Birth” and they scare the dickens out of me. It seems like a lot of pain, sleeplessness, and fluids to have a kid, and I just wanted to thank my mom for actually having and putting up with me, since I was probably a little pain.

This research also confirmed that I should probably try dogs first…

Another great reason to get a greyhound…

Ok, tangents over. Have a great Tuesday! It’s already awesome for me since I’ve gotten half a coffee in my body already. Yes, please, om nom nom.

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2 thoughts on “Resolutions, Greyhounds, and Giving Birth

  1. Pregnancy and childbirth are both scarey and painful, however the rewards are beyond awesome!!! Just look at you sweetie!!!! 🙂

  2. I don’t think New Years resolutions are stupid at all! I think setting, working towards, and achieving goals is a good life practice. Also I find the thought of childbirth and all the trimmings terrifying. And for the record, my fence-jumping, neighbor-biting, horse poop eating, loud noise panicking canine rescue is a much greater nuisance than either of my cats. (But somehow that has miraculously had no effect on my desire to adopt all the animalz….)

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