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What it’s like to get bit by a dog

It sucks, but not for the reason that you think

Just this year, I have walked around the lake almost 2,000 times. I was training for a non-existent marathon this year. Get some air and get some exercise.

Out of all of those times that I have seen unleashed dogs, I got bit by one for the first time this past weekend.

It was a Saturday and I was on my last walking lap around the lake (my “marathon” is over, So I am taking it easy.) When out of the corner of my eye, I can a blue pitbull running towards me, and it was angry. It was too close to me, and it bit me on the upper right thigh. He was coming after me again and I kicked it in the face. I started to back up run away from it and it rushed towards me again. I again kicked the dog in the face, still running backward. I almost tripped myself un running backward and it burst towards me one last time. I kicked the dog one last time and he ran back to his home, where he lived.

Holy fuck, I had survived this with minor injuries. But that is an awful experience. One time is enough for me, I do not know how postal workers do it. Walking up to a stranger’s house and hear a dog barking? I would run.

I immediately called the police but did not call 911. They referred me to nonviolent crimes because the dog’s owner is homeless. This took 30 or so minutes to even get ahold of someone. This made me extremely anxious about other people walking by this dog and maybe getting attacked.

I eventually called 911, this was just madness.

Here I am almost a week later and I still think about that dog coming after me with rage in its eyes. I see dogs walking around without leashes and I freak out.

The bite didn’t really hurt, it’s bruised now, but I barely feel it. But the long-lasting feeling of a dog coming towards me is what lasts. I have seen a few unleased dogs lately and it brings back the memories of that day. I have trouble sleeping, and I am worried about dogs when they come near me.

The dog bite will go away on my tight, but the lasting memories of it rushing towards me will last a long time.

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Clay’s Push-Up Workout Routine

Day 1 – Eccentric Loaded Push Series (1)

  • 10 eccentric push-ups (lowering for 5 second count) + 10 normal push-ups
  • 90 sec – 2 min rest
  • 5 Sets Total

Day 2 – Push-Up Strength Day (1)

  • 20-40 lbs weight in backpack
  • Ladder from 16 down to 2 by 2’s, 5 sets:
    • 16 push-ups
    • (15-30 sec rest)
    • 14 push-ups
    • (15-30 sec rest)
    • Repeat subtracting 2 push-ups until 2 push-ups
    • 3 min rest
    • Repeat Set.

Day 3 – Rest Day

Day 4 – Push-Up Volume Day (1)

  • 15-20 push ups
  • 60-90 sec rest
  • Repeat for 8 Sets Total
  • 5 min rest
  • 15-20 push ups
  • 60-90 sec rest
  • Repeat for 8 Sets total

Day 5 – Eccentric Loaded Push Series (2)

  • 10 eccentric push0ups + 10 normal push-ups
  • 90 sec – 2 min rest
  • 8 Sets Total

Day 6 – Push-Up Strength Day (2)

  • 20-40 lbs weight in backpack
  • Ladder from 12 down to 2 by 2’s, 5 sets:
    • 12 push-ups
    • (15-30 sec rest)
    • 10 push-ups
    • (15-30 sec rest)
    • Repeat subtracting 2 push-ups until 2 push-ups
    • 3 min rest
    • Repeat Set.

Day 7 – Rest Day

Day 8 – Halfway Push-Up Challenge

  • Halfway Push-Up Challenge

Day 9 – Push-Up Volume Day (2)

  • 15-20 push-ups
  • 60-90 sec rest
  • Repeat for 8 sets total
  • 5 min rest
  • 15-20 push-ups
  • 60-90 sec rest
  • Repeat for 8 Sets Total

Day 10 – Rest Day

Day 11 – Eccentric Loaded Push Series (3)

  • 10 eccentric push-ups (lowering for 5 secs)+ 10 normal push-ups
  • 90 sec – 2 min rest
  • 8 Sets Total

Day 12 – Rest Day

Day 13 – Push-Up Strength Day (3)

  • 20-40 lbs weight in backpack
  • Ladder from 12 down to 2 by 2’s, 5 sets:
    • 12 push-ups
    • (15-30 sec rest)
    • 10 push-ups
    • (15-30 sec rest)
    • Repeat subtracting 2 push-ups until 2 push-ups
    • 3 min rest
    • Repeat Set.

Day 14- Push-Up Volume Day (3)

  • 15-20 push-ups
  • 60-90 sec rest
  • Repeat for 8 sets total
  • 5 min rest
  • 15-20 push-ups
  • 60-90 sec rest
  • Repeat for 8 Sets Total

Day 15 – Rest Day

Day 16 – Rest Day

Day 17 – Final Push-Up Challenge

See how well you do with 2 weeks of training

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The coroner

I didn’t know what to expect when I went to go pick up your belongings. I had never done anything like that before. I hadn’t read about it in a story or seen anything like it in a movie. I was worried about getting there on time and worried about parking.

I was the only car parked in the parking lot, and there was nobody in line. I went to the window, showed my ID, and they said to wait.

I was called into a room and there I waited. It was like an office but there was only one door and a window with a hole cut out where things get passed through. I brought a bag because I didn’t know what to expect, I didn’t know what my father had on him.

He had some cash on him, but they give you a check and not cash. They gave me his wallet, which was empty and gave me all of what was in it, separately. I don’t remember the contents of what I came home with, but it wasn’t anything that I kept.

Most of it smelled and all of it didn’t have any sentimental value to me.

I was scared about doing it. But I was glad when it was all over.

The building was beautiful, very historic. It somehow made the whole process easier for me.

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December Push Up Challenge

I am doing monthly personal challenges to help motivate myself. 

It is a simple way for me to try and do something everyday for 30 days. 

I will update this post for what I plan on doing next month. 

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Margo

Here are the things that I remembered about you:

  • One time you ate the couch in half
  • You would get excited about the windshield wiper, you maybe thought it was a bird
  • When I would drive you in fey, the leaves would come out from underneath the hood and you would look backwards at the leaves flying out of the car
  • The first time I drove you downtown to Erin’s loft, you sat on my lap most of the way
  • It made me laugh when we went to the dog park and when you got tired with catching the ball, you would just go and lay down in the shade