Hello and happy Saturday! Today was the Run to the Shrine 4-mile race! I had a blast. That's the Shrine! It's two miles up and two miles down and a portion of the race goes right through my zoo. My husband joined me and he had a really good time too. We had a freak snow storm a … Continue reading Race Day!
Hello! First off, let me say a belated Happy Mother's Day to all the mommas out there! Whether your kiddos be babies or full grown adults, covered in fur or scales or feathers, or a collection of water balloons with drawn on faces that live in your dresser drawer (yes, I did that once, we … Continue reading Run to the Shrine and random photo dump
Happy Saturday!! I've been sick a lot of the week and am finally rebounding a bit. I was tired of being inside the house and decided to get outside and enjoy a little sunshine. I definitely wasn't 100%, but the fun the dogs had made up for any icky feelings I was having. Whatever I … Continue reading Sunshine and Sushi
Well hello there and happy Humpday! I hope you are winning this week. We're in the home stretch, the weekend is right around the corner. My week has been busy and it's been raining a lot so a treadmill run was in order. Every primate keeper obviously should have some banana monkey socks. A … Continue reading Humpday Hello
Hi there! Week two of half marathon training is over. Time has been flying lately and I can't believe May is here. The Dog Days Half will be here in no time! This week was a bit of a struggle. There were a lot of distractions and I felt challenged by fatigue at the end … Continue reading Training week 2 recap
Hi and Happy Saturday! We've had a busy weekend and had a wonderful time out at the dog beach with Bodie and Gryffin! We packed up the car early on Friday and hit the road. We brought chicken for lunch, they obviously already know what's in the bag. Bodie plunged right into the water and … Continue reading Puppy Beach Day!
Happy Thursday! (It's my Friday-yay!!) It's been quite the week, full of wonderful new experiences and some challenges. I hope I'm always striving to improve myself and be a better human. That said, we all have days that feel like a complete fail. I am so glad I have running to help me find some … Continue reading Thursday Things
Hi! Did you survive Monday? I had a great day and the highlight was making a new friend! This is Yazhi, the Rocky Mountain Goat! I have never worked with this species before and I am thrilled that I am going to get to spend some time learning and working with these amazing animals. Do … Continue reading Training week 1 recap
Hello! Happy Friday! Yesterday was World Tapir Day and we had an awesome day celebrating this amazing species at the zoo! This is Cofan, a male mountain tapir. He is one of two tapirs I care for at the zoo and is a total sweetheart. They are pretty famous for their unusual noses (called a … Continue reading World Tapir Day!
Well hello there! Yesterday was slated for 3 miles, but about an mile into my run, I started to feel pain in my feet and some itchiness in my legs. Fast forward about 10 minutes and I was having a full blown allergic reaction and had to quit the run. This is pre-run and pre-swollen … Continue reading Allergies and Forrest Gump