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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Ups and Downs

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Wednesday night was a good night. Track night with OPRC. Much better than my Monday night run. Although I was feeling tired and out of it the camaraderie of the other runners pulled me right out of it. In fact, I personally think these are amazing times.

Warm Up Mile - 9:55

1st 800 - 4:00
2nd 800 - 3:52
3rd 800 - 3:54
4th 800 - 3:48

1st 400 - 1:48
2nd 400 - 1:49
3rd 400 - 1:48
4th 400 - 1:50

Cool Down Mile - 9:56
Cool Down .19 - 10:07 pace

Total mileage: 5.35

Wednesday night was also good in terms of Trinka Deu. She was happily playing like her usual goofy self. I was looking forward to writing today's post all about what a good time I had at track last night.

However, this morning was not so good. Trinka Deu's cancer took a turn for the worse and, in the end, we had to put her to sleep this afternoon.

My Deu dog, and first four-legged running partner, is gone. Normally I would have run at lunch today but, of course, being with my pup during her last few hours was more important.

I'm still traveling to Cleveland this weekend to run a 10K with a friend. My hope is that a weekend away with people I love doing something I love will temper the heartache.

Thank you for all your kind words on Monday's post. It means a lot to me.

Trinka Deu: 2000(?) - 2010

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Good bye, my Deu dog. You will always have a super special place in my heart.

7 comments:

Lacey Nicole said...

oh erin i'm so sorry. my heart is breaking for you. i have only recently felt a little less "achy" about having to put pepper down.. and that was aug 2008!!! i think it will be hard for a long time. Deu is beautiful. you have some great photos and i'm sure memories to keep close to you.

you had a really great track workout, too. always good for mood + distraction. and you had such good times. you shaved 12 seconds off your 800 time from the first to the fourth!

Evolving Through Running said...

Very, very sorry to hear about Trinka Deu. Your love for your dog shines through in your posts, and I'm truly sorry for your loss.

Jessica (Bayjb) said...

Such cute photos. I'm so sorry about losing Trinka. I'm sure that was not an easy decision but I'm glad you won't have to watch her suffer more. Big hug.

kilax said...

I am so happy Trinka's last night was a good one and she did not have to suffer long. I am so sad it happened this fast though. It's good that you were able to be with her. I'm thinking of you.

Great job at the track :) And have a great time in Cleveland! :)

Andrea (Off Her Cork) said...

Oh Erin I'm so sorry. :( Losing a pet is one of the hardest things ever. My thoughts are with you.

kristen said...

I'm so sorry girl. You gave her the best life any doggie could wish for. Lots of love.

Joey said...

I can't even imagine going through that w/ my dog... SO sorry for your loss!!! :(

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