I also added a new addition to my family. Abby, a beautiful Goldendoodle puppy. I had been looking at dog breeds for a months now. I talked to a few of my friends. Visited with different breeds. In the end, the stars aligned and a fabulously beautiful puppy became available. It was an opportunity I couldn't pass up.
It has been a change having a dog in the house again, but it is welcomed. I will say, however, that I have not had a puppy in 15 years. So the whole potty training and fits of energy are something that has taken some getting use to. Abby is doing great with potty training though. We have very few accidents. And she loves her dog door and newly sodded backyard. She is definitely a spoiled little girl, but I wouldn't have it any other way.
Next up, training for another half marathon - the Rock 'n Roll half marathon in St. Petersburg. After taking the summer off from running, it has been difficult to get back in the running groove. My body isn't the same since the marathon. So I am taking things slowly and easing back into things. Thankfully, I have until February to get back in shape.