This week has been EXHAUSTING! Hans and I, along with our friend, Shannon, are preparing to open a kennel in just over a week (more on that soon), so the days have been long. In addition, I've been getting my runs in. Sure enough, I made it out this morning.
This morning was hot. It was very hot. I was extremely grateful that the majority of our run was in the shade and that we left 30 minutes earlier. I don't know that I would have made it otherwise. Why? Today's run was for 8 miles.
I'm super-stoked that I just ran 8 miles. Even better, other than being wiped out by the heat, I felt pretty good physically. My legs weren't tired, I didn't feel defeated. I just needed to rehydrate a bit. It was a pretty good feeling. It almost makes me want to run another 8 miles...almost.
The best thing about today's run was the company. Shortly after I got to the meeting sight, I saw a girl I run with on Thursday mornings. She keeps about the same pace as me, so she's good to run with. She was talking to a friend of hers, so we all ended up running together. Running with them definitely helped the time to pass faster. It also helped to keep me motivated and moving. Otherwise I would have walked A LOT more. All in all, it was a good run.
Next week we drop back down to 6 miles, and the weather should be cooler...two things to make life easier. Next week is also Hans' and my 5 year anniversary, so it will be a big day. I'm hoping I get a fuel belt as an anniversary gift (did you catch that Hans?), but I guess I'll just have to wait and see. Speaking of anniversaries, does anyone have any ideas for a 5th anniversary gift? Hans isn't being very helpful, and all I have now is a kennel. Thanks to anyone who can help me out.
For now, my posts may be fairly sporadic as I try to adjust to the new kennel life. I will at least try to keep up with my Marathon Training posts. You can also follow some dog-related posts at my other blog, http://askadogtrainer.blogspot.com/. Enjoy!