Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Like a Turtle...

Amazing how much I need to run this week.   I just want to be out there burning all of the stress off every day.

Today it was so hot out there.  Whose idea was it for me to run at noon again?

Oh yeah.  Mine.  Something about it being the only time I can consistently fit them in during the week.  I remember now.

And don't get me wrong - I am very grateful for the heat.  It will help with the recovery and cleanup efforts in a really big way as we bounce back from the Great Flood of 2013.

I decided to take my new favourite route through Canyon Meadows, for it's shady streets and to just enjoy the process and not worry about pace.  I wanted to run it straight through but I seem to be drinking-while-moving impaired so had to stop a few times to drink water.

As I was coming down off of the overpass across Anderson, I made a new friend.

Her name is Rosie and she is a year and a half old.  In true basset fashion - she decided she wanted to take her overweight owner over the overpass, but the owner didn't want to Rosie went without her.  I could hear the owner trying to get her back so I helped out with a "Wanna run with me, ol' Girl" and she definitely did.  I ran her back to her owner and had some puppy snuggles.  The owner tried to convince me that I should come by and pick her up for a run whenever the owner didn't want to take her out.  Tried to make it seem like it would be a great deal for me to do so.

She seemed very crestfallen when I told her I just run there - and don't live there.   Rosie wanted to keep running with me so it took a while to get her on a scent trail to stay behind as she was quite intent on following me.  Ahhh - takes me back to when Cancerhound was that age.  Nope - not getting another bassett/basset mix as a future him, but um, yeah...

After that - I carried on.  Got stopped for a bit at the lights at Anderson and then finished the loop without further adventure.  

Another 5k in the training journal for this week.

I just looked at my totals for the month of June so far and, considering I haven't been on a training plan, I think I've done pretty well at keeping my mileage up.

from DailyMile
I may actually come out with higher mileage than any other month in 2013 by the end of June, since I am planning to run both Thursday and Friday a trail run on Sunday.   Not too shabby.  If only I'd done so well at maintaining my weight this month.  Might be time to find another Dietbet

1 comment:

  1. I feel the same way- just need to run. It's such a good stress reliever.

    I was so thankful for the breeze on my run yesterday afternoon.

    You could have a new running buddy!


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