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 go...so 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 dog...love 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.