Sleep in. Trip into town. Nice weather. Roasted chicken for dinner. A spin on the MOTOMed. Sounds like an ordinary Sunday? For Pádraig it was pretty extraordinary because most of what he did today was not something he was ever supposed to do. – I know it might get a bit tired and repetitive saying this all the time. But it is worth reminding myself (and whoever reads this) that what sounds so ordinary and almost boring is nothing but.
I got up early this morning and found out when people say ‘hello’ or ‘good morning’ to you when they jog by. Or who says it. There are definitely more people greeting you with a friendly smile, the earlier you are out for your early morning run. Especially on weekends. That’s when people are in good humour, they feel happy and privileged running along the seafront into (or out of) the rising sun. And there is a tendency of older males being more communicative than younger females – but, that can be just me attracting encouragement from people who know what I’m going through:) It was 32k today, the last of the really long runs before the Hamburg marathon at the end of this month. And I can’t say it was a doddle.
A bit like life.
Dear Reinhard, for the readers of your wonderful blog, everyday with Padraig and all his continuing achievements are indeed extraordinary. I thought Padraig looked exceptionally well on his recent Spanish holiday. Onwards and upwards. Mary and Robert Jackson.
Good morning Reinhard and Padraig. 32 km of a run. Wow. In case I forget all the best in Hamburg at the end of the month.
Great to get Tweet. In return I am sending you this link both on WordPress and Twitter because part of TBI outcome is I get confused in sequence and especially in alternatives.
When I saw this programme it really tapped into my emotional intelligence. I believe in Forgiveness and I believe that people can be encouraged to step in the shoes of another. For me each time I hit crisis in my life, something appeared to keep my spirits up and to keep moving forward.
In America you can be on death row for 20 years; you may not even be guilty. This program deserves so much attention. To see these ‘killers’ give time and effort to training an assistance dog for a person with disabilities and then hand over the dog (so often in tears) is heartening.
I will be putting this link on Twitter too.
Enjoy the day.
Michelle Kevin and Freddie our companion who came skin & bone and depressed from Dogs in Distress but now our friend.