Thursday, February 16, 2012

Three Things Thursday: The Quick Version

1.  I registered for the Firecracker Double.  Yep, back-to-back marathons.  Hubs asked if I have lost my mind.  I may have, but I am going to do it anyway!  The goal for these will be to just get to the finish line with a smile on my face!  It is great that both races are within 2 miles of my home.

2.  After 44 years of life, I had a first today.  I got bit by a dog.  Less than a quarter mile from my home and the neighbor was there with her two dogs--one off leash--and I got bit on the back of my calf.  however, I still completed my run--more than 6 miles with 5 at marathon pace.  I really thought the dog had just jumped on me.  The lady asked if the dog bit me and said the dog was know to "nip" at people.  I kept running a while then stopped to check it again.  Yep, blood running down my leg and two puncture marks.  It hurt, but really not too bad.  Yes, I cleaned it throughly.  Yes, I am watching for infection.  Yes, I reported it.  Reporting was a really hard decision.  Maybe it shouldn't be so hard, but it was.  Thanks to all the Loopsters on Loopville for the encouragement.

3.  This is the reason it is the quick version...I only have 2 things...


NattyBumpo said...

At least you are mostly OK.

Johann said...

Back to back marathons are awesome! Good luck with that! I've been bitten a few times. Here in SA there is not much you can do. We don't have laws about leashes and things. I loved your 3rd point! Have a great weekend!

Julie Arts said...

I LOVE dogs!
I hate when people leave them off leash. THEY may know that their dog isn't going to hurt me, but when it is charging me>>>that doesn't help ME feel any better. And I always say to myself, if a dog was a biter the owner WOULD keep it on a leash. Now I know better. Hmph!
Sorry that happened :-(