Thursday, October 20, 2011

Show me the whipped cream

Happy two-hundredth post!

I don't know who I'm saying that to. This is my 200th post (woohoo?)


So, what happened with the weather? It went from 70 degrees to 45 degrees overnight? Is that even legal? I had the window in my room cracked last night and woke up in the middle of the night freezing. I got up to shut it, and Pippi was over on the chair all snuggled up in pillows trying to stay warm. When I got up to shut the window, she came back to the bed and I covered her all up with blankets and she buried her head in the pillows. I have a feeling I'm going to need to get her sweaters for Winter. I've never had a dog who needed to be as warm as me!

Ok, if you want to laugh...a lot, go to etsy and search for "dog sweater". What do you think about this one for Pippi?

Hooooold on a second. Why would you post a picture of your dog making
that face?! I'm not even looking at the sweater anymore!

Here's another dog that looks totally pissed. The jacket looks warm, though! If I were a dog I'd rock it.

"You better sleep with one eye open, you bastard."source

Pippi doesn't like rain (or bath water) getting in her ears, which is a problem since they stand straight up, like rain funnels.

I wonder if Yoda had some sort of ear gutter system.

Ok, enough of that. But seriously, if you need a laugh, searching for images of "dog sweater" is a good place to start.

Now on to training. I've yet to decide on a half marathon training plan, although I guess whichever one I choose, I can start with the 7-mile long run week and go from there. It looks like most of them don't allow for cross-training days, so I'll be somewhat designing my own. (I need my cross-training in order to stay sane!)

Yesterday I had grand plans of getting in a run and some strength and then having a glass of wine when I got home. Unfortunately, my run was a dizzy one so I didn't want to make the situation worse with wine. Instead, I stopped at Starbucks on my way home for a caramel apple cider. Of course I was in my sweaty gym clothes which always throws people off for some reason. The barista lady asked if I wanted whipped cream on my cider. I guess since I had obviously just come from working out, she was expecting me to say no. But you better believe I want whipped cream on top! Pile it high, please.

I've had this for dessert way more times than I'd like to admit.

I think it's funny that it's assumed people who work out don't eat junk food.

Show me the cookies!


  1. I think you should learn to knit and make Pippi a sweater yourself. I think she'd appreciate it more.

    What training plans are you looking at? I'll design one for you...or make it up week by week so it's a surprise every saturday!

    It seems like all of the women in our local starbucks are in their gym gear. Funny thing about them, though, is they never look like they actually worked out.

  2. you shoulda said "why do you think I just worked out?? to eat your whipped cream"!! :)

  3. Is that dog going to vomit? I'm guessing it feels the same way about pink that my daughter does.

  4. Okay so I am honest to God CRYING over this: "Hooooold on a second. Why would you post a picture of your dog making
    that face?! I'm not even looking at the sweater anymore!"

    Because I noticed the face before I even read the caption and nearly died when I read your caption. I have tears streaming down my face...thank you so much for the best laugh of the day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Check out the "Furman training" for your half. 3 days of running a week and a strong emphasis on cross training. Perfect, right?

  6. The starbucks whipped cream is real heavy cream and vanilla flavoring, they make it right there and it's the stuff my dreams are made out of.

    I like when I say I am going to work out and people (aka: dumb coworkers) are like "oh....but you don't need to go to the gym, you're already skinny" because I'm not 300 lbs. There are so many problems with this I can't even begin.

    Hal Higdon's plan has cross training too, I believe. Plus you can just ignore one of the easy runs and cross train.

  7. I think the pink sweater is cute but I'm with you, what is with that face? The dog rain jacket made me laugh. All I could think of was attempting to put that on my dog and her chewing off herself in about 30 seconds.

  8. I work out so I can eat junk foods ;)

  9. Thought of three things to mention while reading your blog, but basically:

    1 - Ditto what Kara said about Furman
    2 - Ditto what Alyssa said about Higdon and east runs
    3 - Ditto exactly what Meagan said, word for word. :)

  10. sigh. 'Easy' runs, not 'East' runs. geesh.

  11. Oh I will have to look at those dog sweaters. You should google "rear gear." My brother brought my attentions to these. They are butt hole covers for dogs. They sell them on etsy and it is the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen!!

    My advice is cross train!! And good luck with starting the training plan!

  12. I love the "show me the cookies" at the end! Love some dessert!

  13. I'll be honest, I've never thought to put whipped cream on apple cider, but now I have to. Good thing there is a Starbucks down the street! I'm sorry, but I have no idea what that sweater looks like because I was too distracted by the choking dog.