A bittersweet day

A bittersweet day

Today was the biggie for me- W5R3 and it went like a dream. I deliberately kept a nice slow pace and chose a relatively flat route to give me the best chance of success, and Sanjeev even stayed with me right to the end, so it was all good.

What wasn't so good about today was that after 13 fun-filled happy years, I had to say goodbye to my beautiful yellow Labrador, who was suffering from a variety of ailments (some more serious than others). I've been struggling to make the decision to say goodbye for the last three weeks, but had made the appointment for 5:30PM today and although the vet had said I could change my mind, I would only have been delaying the inevitable, so I stuck to the plan.

Feeling like cr*p right now, so I think I'll be doing a LOT of running over the next few weeks, as I know it can help you work through difficult times, and I think I'll need any help going.


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15 Replies

  • So sorry to hear about your lovely dog. But yay you for running. 👍👍👍

  • My heart goes out to you, I've been there myself. You know you've done the right thing but I know that doesn't make it any easier.

    Well done for completing the dreaded W5R3 particularly on such a difficult day.

  • Such a hard decision to make but they look to us to do what's right for them. My heart goes out to you. Nothing can take the pain away but running will certainly ease it 😢

  • Well done on the run and today gave your old friend the greatest gift of all peace a true show of love, I share your loss xx

  • Well done on the run today.

    Sorry you lost your lovely lab, these decisions are never easy, but you do know best...remember the good times you shared.x

  • Very well done on your run and a huge hug for being so brave about your dog x

    The runs will help...this programme is about so much more than running!

    So.... Week 6 beckons.... onward and upward!

  • Sorry to hear of your loss - glad you have the running for consolation x

  • Sooo so sorry to hear about your furbaby, such a hard decision to make, be proud of yourself today, you did so well 😊

  • So sorry for your loss 😘😘

    But well done for the 20min run!.

  • I'm so sorry to hear about your dog. I had to say goodbye to my old fella age 15, nearly 3 years ago now. He was living on borrowed time for the last year of his life, and had us on tenterhooks for a long time, always bouncing back when we thought all was lost. I wish I'd had running to get out of my head at those then. It's a wonderful medicine for the body and mind. A great stress and worry reliever. xx

  • So sorry to hear about your handsome dog. I lost my rescue dog, wally in April, he was 16. Had to find something to help the emptiness , so started the c25k , running down the beach where we walked every day. I am sure he has been helping me along, on week 8 now . X

  • So sorry for your Loss. It is hard decision to be made. Take care of yourself while you run In The next couple of weeks as your immune system will be down and you probably won't be sleeping too well, keep to very easy paced runs. Hugs Rfc xxx.

  • Oh, my lovely. I'm so sorry for you. Our doggits are like family aren't they? I hope your 13 years of wonderful memories will help you get through this very sad time. Well done on the run, though. I did it on Friday and it feels a proper achievement, doesn't it xx

  • It's really horrid when you have to make such a hard decision to say goodbye. I hope your running gives you some solace.

  • Sorry to hear about your lab, I had to do the same for my dobie in May... so awful, but the kindest thing for them...

    Well done on your run today, & as others have said, the running really will help with the pain of his loss.

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