Doesn’t everyone adopt a new dog the night before a race?
Well, we don’t know if we’ve really adopted him. If we don’t think it’s a match, I guess we’ll be fostering. But much to my surprise we have two dogs again at the moment. And oh yeah, I ran four times this week.
- Monday: Dogwalk, 3 miles easy, Danette May Legs & Glutes, Ab Accelerators
- Tuesday: 3 miles easy (including 6 hill repeats), Dogwalk, Bike WU (15 min), Strong Arms from Summer Sweat, Ab Accelerators
- Wednesday: Dogwalk, 30 miunutes swimming
- Thursday: Dogwalk x 2, 3 mile tempo run
- Friday: Dogwalk, Danette May Arms, Chest & Back, Abs
- Saturday: 4 miles easym /Dogwalk
- Sunday: SUP Class with Darlene, Meeting a new dog
Mileage: 13 (+3)
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Monday I got my run in semi-early. It was going to be a hot one with rain forecast in the afternoon. Couldn’t manage to hug up with any running buddies so I gave Lola a short walk and then got to the park around 9 am for 3 easy miles. Luckily it was overcast and breezy and not so bad, but I still felt as though I was running out of gas at the end — despite the negative splits.
Tuesday’s run was my slowest run in quite some time. The first & last miles weren’t too bad, although they were on the slow side, but man, I really slowed down big time during my hill repeats. Which is weird, because I didn’t struggle with them as much last week and Monday’s run went really well, but that’s the way running in — to paraphrase Forest Gump, you never know what you’re going to get.
Thursday I got out at almost 4 pm. I’m thinking I really ought to go a bit later, although it messes with my eating. I got through it, and as a tempo run, my pace wasn’t too bad.
Saturday was much cooler and I was running with friends and that always makes the miles go quicker (sort of, it actually felt a bit on the slow side, but with a race on Monday, that’s not a bad thing). My ankle was aching a bit afterwards, too; still totally random, in fact, it hadn’t bothered me in over a week.
Favorites of the week
A much quieter week this week. Well, that’s what I thought when the week started. Then Darlene messaged me about taking a SUP class, which I’d been eyeing, only not for this weekend.
I get very nervous trying new things. I’m a strong swimmer, but I have this irrational fear of falling into the water. Which is silly, since you have a life jacket on, and like I said, I can swim.
Yes, SUP made me nervous. Even though I didn’t fall in. But I want to try it again. I think after a few classes (maybe) and more practice with the getting on and off, maybe I’ll enjoy it more.
I got up, and even though I knew my feet weren’t in the right position, I was afraid to move them — for the entire hour! It’s unfortunate that we couldn’t take any photos while we were on the water
So after this weekend (I’m including Monday in that, since it’s a holiday), July should be fairly quiet. August, too. Things will “heat” back up in September with a few busy months to close out the year.
Except . . . we met a dog for a possible adoption after the SUP class. We weren’t looking to adopt, but our pet sitter had heard about this girl who got divorced and hasn’t been able to find an apartment in her price range that allows dogs.
So we met, and though I absolutely did not think we would have two dogs today . . . we do.
As I type, he is basically walking back and forth, trying to find any window to look at. Going outside, coming back in. I think he’s looking for his person.Not surprisingly, poor guy, he’s lived with her for 6 years. He won’t relax. And unfortunately he nipped Mr. Judy when Mr. Judy tried to pick him up and put him on his lap.
So my month just got busier . . .
And that’s a wrap!
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