I didn't get to posting yesterday ... busy day at work (darn work, getting in the way of EVERYTHING!). But I've been active.
Tuesday night my running friend couldn't make it so I decided to go alone. I took along another "pal" for companionship and protection.
This picture is from last year. I've been taking my "big dog" on a few runs lately and am aiming to take her at least once a week from now on. She still gets stupid excited when we start off, but she settles in faster everytime I take her and she's getting fitter. The first 1/2 mile is dicey though as she darts in front of me and charges off in any given direction, yanking me along for the ride. She spotted another dog coming towards us and I had to anchor myself to hold her back as she was so eager to play. She acts like a total puppy and wants to play with every dog she sees, but is trained and very protective of her family so I feel quite secure running alone with her. We did 5 miles together. She was good for 4 and needed a little encouragement to keep up on the last one.
Wed night I met up with a couple friends and we did another night trail run. It was the perfect night for it, crips, clear and we didn't spot any spooky characters this time.
This morning was a swim session and I kicked it up a notch. Last week was 4 sets of 500M and this week was 1 set x 500M, 1 set x 1000M, and then 1 more set x 500M. It kicked my pa-toodie! I faded bad at the end of that 1000M set and then the last 500M set I dragged my butt. But I'm glad I challenged myself. It's good to get out of your comfort zone.
Tomorrow I may take a much needed rest day ... unless of course it snows (which IS in the forecast). If it snows I'm off to work for my husband and will be shovelling - hopefully for hours. While I could use the rest, we could use the money more so I'm REALLY hoping we get some snow this weekend. Your 'snow vibes' would be greatly appreciated!!! I also need repair vibes as my husband is having some technical difficulties with some of the snow removal equipment and he's scrambling trying to fix it.