Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Random Bits.

I have been tired because I have been busy. Between moving, settling in, working, and taking care of the our house in Louisiana, I feel a little zapped out of energy. Instead of waking up at 4:45 a.m. to get ready for my 5 a.m. run this morning, I slept through the alarm until 7:30 a.m. That leaves me 15 minutes to get ready for work. Good thing I was Army-bred ... My daddy taught me well!

Since I was seriously lacking time in the day, I decided to be brave and run outside with Paddy.  That way, I can kill 2 birds with one stone (1 outside run kills spending time with Paddy and getting my miles in). It wasn't at all easy. Holding the leash puts my arm in a weird angle that tires my shoulder. So I had to switch the leash between both hands and to roll my shoulders a few times during the run to stretch the muscles.

We covered 3.5 miles in 40:49 minutes. Approximately. It took a while because we had to chase squirrels, lizard, deer, dog, and a horsefly.  I had to tell myself, "It's ok. Just let her run. Don't worry about your time." I had a good time. I love spending time with her.

We decided to get a in-ground fence for her. It is for the best. I would hate for her to roam out to the highway and get run over by vehicles. Paddy can fend for herself in the wild, but on the road, I worry about her. So, I cannot wait for the package to arrive and have it all set up, so I can have her close to me again. I miss my Paddy Wag.

I am supposed to run again on Thursday and again on Saturday. 

And I think I am going to open a bottle of wine tonight.



  1. Glad you enjoyed the maple creme. And good job on making it to work on time getting up so late!

  2. The bottle of wine sounds perfect! You deserve it!!! :)

  3. When I run with my dog, it easily adds ten minutes to my run. He loves smelling EVERYTHING! : )

  4. I get beaten up pretty badly when I run with my dog (Sarah). When she decides to bolt after something or someone, I find myself losing all form and stomping after her. It'a hard on my knees amd hips sometime. She's better after dark for some reason and she's great protection.

  5. I just love that you two run together, that is so sweet!


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