34 responses

  1. caitlin
    November 18, 2008

    aaaaaaaaw i love you! i was really starting to worry about you!!! i had scary visions of you being murdered and everything!!

  2. Erica
    November 18, 2008

    that is so cute about caitlin! What a good friend! I am so sorry about your doggie! I am the SAME way with Frank! I hope Abbie feels much better! Keep us up to date!

  3. caitlin
    November 18, 2008

    oh and your work voicemail is really nice 🙂 and professional!

  4. lauren
    November 18, 2008

    so sorry your dog was/is sick – I would be the same exact way – I hope everything is OK! what a good friend caitlin is! I also try to tell someone when i am going running alone – in case something were to happen…

  5. sweetandnatural
    November 18, 2008

    I’m so sorry about Abbie – how awful! But what a great friend you have in Caitlin! That was very smart of you to tell your supervisor about your morning runs!

  6. caitlin
    November 18, 2008

    no, i went onto facebook, remembered the name of the company, googled it, talked to the operator, and got connected to your voicemail. i couldnt find your card!

  7. VeggieGirl
    November 18, 2008

    I’m praying for Abbie (and you)!!!!

    Hooray for Caitlin’s generosity!!

  8. Mel
    November 18, 2008

    I really hope that Abbie is okay! I would be totally freaking out too if that was me!

    Yay for good friends, I’ve often thought about that too. Thank you for some of your ideas!

  9. Sammie
    November 18, 2008

    I am sorry your little baby is sick – I hope she feels better soon. You are very lucky to have such a wonderful friend. I read her blog and she seems like a sweetheart. If I go out for an early run, I always have my cell phone with me – one can never be to careful. It sounds like you have really done a great job at protecting yourself.

  10. Eric Lee
    November 18, 2008

    Where did you get your blog layout from? I’d like to get one like it for my blog.

  11. Maggie
    November 18, 2008

    Poor poor Abbie 🙁 So glad to hear she’s going to be okay.

    Wow, Caitlin is so caring. I guess I kind of take Bobby for granted because when I run in the morning I don’t take pepper spray or anything and if I didn’t get back he would know pretty quickly. I probably should take pepper spray even though I don’t live in a bad area.

    Have a good Tuesday!

  12. ksgoodeats
    November 18, 2008

    I’m wishing Abbie a SPEEDY recovery! Last time my dog went to the vet, I cried – we’re just concerned puppy parents.

    How nice of Caitlin to check up on you, that’s so sweet of her!

  13. jenngirl
    November 18, 2008

    Hope your puppy is better soon!

    Good call on the running safety precautions, that is definitely something we should all think about. Also, there’s yet another cool reason to have a blog with such loyal and caring readers! 🙂

  14. Amanda
    November 18, 2008

    Wow, I guess that I am really too trusting of people … I live by myself and even though my boyfriend lives a mile away, I sometimes don’t tell him my plans to run in the morning until after I’ve completed it! I also really only bring my apartment keys and my ipod. I am going to look into pepper spray, and maybe consider bringing my cell phone. Thanks for making me realize that I’m being pretty naive.

  15. Cara
    November 18, 2008

    I know exactly what you mean! My pups get sick all the time and i freak out all the time about it.

    I hope your pup gets better soon!

  16. sharon
    November 18, 2008

    There you are! We really did miss you …
    Glad you are okay and that Abbie will be, too! You are such a GOOD mommy!

    Caitlin is awesome! I am so glad you guys are friends and look out after each other. You guys are the best 🙂

    I am also glad to hear you mentioned your running habits to your boss/coworkers. That is such a smart idea, especially since you live alone. I always let my husband know my running plans in case something were to happen to me, too.

    Have a great day, Meghann and I am so glad to hear that both you and Maggie are ok!!

  17. sharon
    November 18, 2008

    Sorry….I meant Abbie!

  18. Cindy
    November 18, 2008

    I have a running id tag that I have on my sneaker. It has your name and an in case of emergency number. I got mine at roadid.com

  19. Aimee
    November 18, 2008

    I hope your pup is doing better. My husband and I are crazy about our dog, and we always say “what will we do with kids, if this is how we treat our puppy!”

    That is so nice that Caitlin was watching out for you. I often ran at nights in law school, but I didn’t really take good precautions. My mom gave me pepper spray, but I never carried it, because I figured you would have to have it open and ready to aim for it to come in handy. How do you carry your pepper spray?

    I guess one thing I did when walking home in the dark was to place a key in between my index and pointer fingers so that I could maybe poke someone in the eye if need me.

  20. Natalie
    November 18, 2008

    I hope Abbie feels better! It’s never fun when your pet is sick.

    I should take better safety precautions…the one thing I do is never run in the dark. A friend of mine was hit by a car when running at night and that still scares me.

  21. Meghann
    November 18, 2008

    Cindy – I have thought abuot the RoadIDs before, but now you really have me thinking that I want one. Thanks for the suggestion.

    Aimee – The pepper spray is connected to my IPOD. It’s not exactly the easiest access, but I have actually practiced what would be the best way to grab it if someone was approaching.

  22. Andrea (Off Her Cork)
    November 18, 2008

    Ack! So sorry your baby was sick. 🙁 That is the worst feeling ever!

    If I have to run in the dark, I wear a blinking light and I carry two weapons with me (and I’m trained in using them). I don’t trust people at all, so if I come across someone, even in the daylight, as I’m running, I cross the street or put as much distance between me and them as I can. I don’t run near vans or trucks (I cross the street). If I have to run past a huge hedge that doesn’t allow me to see around it, I make a wide arc so I don’t pass too closely to it.

    Love RoadID, they are awesome and the customer service is amazing! That’s where I got my little blinking light. 😀

  23. Megan
    November 18, 2008

    So sorry about Abbie! I hope she is OK. I feel your pain. My dog ended up having to have emergency surgery yesterday. We took him into the vet because he wasn’t feeling well and they found that his kidneys and bladder were full of stones. They said that he would die if we didn’t have surgery. It cost $2000, but I would rather pay than lose him. My husband picked him up this morning and said he is miserable. I am going home soon to take care of him.

  24. gina (fitnessista)
    November 18, 2008

    i’m so sorry to hear abbie isn’t feeling well- i go crazy when one of my puppies gets sick. i hope she gets better soon!
    i agree with the above comments that you should get roadID. it’s a great company, not very expensive, and it makes sure that you’re never in the “doe” family god forbid something would happen. my friend kelly (who is a marathon runner) was doing 12 miles one day in the heat and passed out– someone found her and could reach her husband from the id.
    hope you have a good day <3

  25. Erin
    November 18, 2008

    I’m so sorry about your dog. That’s totally frightening and I completely understand. My little bugaboo (Annie, who isn’t pictured often on the blog) has to go to the vet tomorrow. It’s very scary when you can SEE your animal is in physical and emotional pain and can do very little to help.

  26. Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)
    November 18, 2008

    Wow, Caitlin is such a good friend!

    And thanks for reminding everyone about safety precautions!

  27. Jillian
    November 18, 2008

    So sorry to hear about your doggie! Luckily she will be ok!!
    I carry a little pepper spray on my keychain so I always have it with me! It has a pink case around it which I think makes it not as obnoxious. 🙂

  28. Allison
    November 18, 2008

    Awww I’m sorry about Abbie! I’m sure your baby girl will be just fine – especially if the vet doesn’t seem concerned. But I know exactly how you feel – I would be reacting EXACTLY the same way!

  29. Andrea [bellaeats]
    November 18, 2008

    Meghann – I’m so sorry to hear about Abbie!!! I know how scary that is, but I’m glad to hear that she is going to be fine. And I’m so glad that Caitlin was worried about you! Running on your own in the dark is tricky…I have marathon training friends that wear headlamps and carry pepper spray. I try to always take Brian or a friend with me for night-time runs, but I need to pick up some pepper spray for when I have to go on my own… Good thinking telling your supervisor to watch out for you, maybe you could set up a phone call buddy system with one of your running friends. And I’m definitely looking into RoadID after reading these comments!

  30. biz319
    November 18, 2008

    Where I walk there is no one, and I mean no one! Once I hit the trail I may hear an occassional car drive by in the distance.

    But I always bring my cell phone with me, I have had visions of being attacked by deer!

  31. jess
    November 18, 2008

    awww, I’m sending good vibes to abbie; animal drama always throws me for a huge loop.

    I always take pepper spray… always. I got chased once and will Never be caught unawares again. Unfortunately for him, my dad taught me how to throw a punch.

    The foil wrap method is ideal!

  32. Justy2003
    November 18, 2008

    Sorry to hear your puppy is sick 🙁 Hopefully she’ll be back to normal in no time! And soooo nice of Caitlin to check in on you! Obviously SOMEONE would realize you weren’t around! 🙂

    I have a running partner for my early morning runs so that automatically makes me feel safer! However, she’s moving in December, so it looks like I’ll be stuck by myself! I’ve taken my cell phone when I’ve run by myself before, so I may need to start doing that once she’s gone. And I’ve thought about getting a RoadID…I should probably get on that. Christmas gift! Also, I live with my boyfriend, so if I wasn’t home by a certain time I’d like to think he would try to track me down! 😉

  33. Megan
    November 18, 2008

    There is an award waiting for you over at my blog!

  34. Catherine
    November 19, 2008

    Even though I run in a well lit and populated area I always run carrying my cell phone in one hand and pepper spray in the other. When I’m staying over at the BF’s he knows where I’m going and my exact route so if I was not to turn up (God forbid!) he would have a search party started.

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