It's exciting when you feel as though you are actually making progress. Lately, these are the things I've found exciting...don't be jealous of how exciting my life is.
1. Today, after a few years (yes, years), I finally figured out how to make the wifi work correctly at the house. I've been jerry-rigging it for a few years and always had to switch it around between my laptop or desktop because it interfered with a VPN connection. I never felt like taking the time to figure it out but my new Kindle Fire prompted me to do so and it turns out it was incredibly easy to fix.
2. This weekend, I went for a long run and rediscovered my love of longer, morning weekend runs. My love for truly long runs has been missing since my last big race in June. OK, so it was only 13 miles but I'd planned on 12 and was enjoying it so much that I added on an extra mile. There was light rain the entire time which made it quite enjoyable as well. 8.5 miles into the run, I hit that 'I could run forever' feeling. I ended the week at 46 miles so mileage is creeping back up!
3. The whole running with dogs program is growing. Last week, there was an article in the local paper and I ended up with 4 new people this week. The 4 new were actually lined before the article so hopefully we'll get some more in the future as well. The tricky part is now handling the fact that I sometimes have more people than available dogs. Figuring how how to get all the dogs over to where we run can be a challenge as well. We took a couple wild cards this week for a total of 6 dogs and the wild cards worked out pretty well. I spent my time just trying to run in between everyone and make sure everyone, humans and dogs, were doing OK.
4. An up side to transporting all these shelter dogs is cleaning my car on a more frequent basis. It gets cleaned each week now. It may forever smell like a kennel but overall, I'm anticipating it should be cleaner? No?