Monday (0) - Driving back to RI. Made it in under 12 hours with 4 stops. Not too bad. Lots of police out. Saw a semi pulled over and 4 cop cars and the back opened and boxes being inspected. Perhaps why there were so many cops? Just glad I managed to control my lead foot and not set the cruise too high.
Tuesday (3) - I had 90 minutes to get to and from the gym, run, stretch, and get lunch before an afternoon of conference calls. I made it with 10 minutes to spare. Meant having a short run and since it was short I made it quick to! 27 minutes for 3 miles, I'm happy with that. Guess this could count as speed work? Considered making it a double once I got home but I didn't. I had other things occupying my attention.
Gus was in very good shape one day post his dental surgery, poor guy has 4 teeth left. On a positive note he already seems to be in a lot less pain and happier. He was bummed he didn't get a walk, the doc said 2 days. Once we get started on a walk I know I'll go to far with him. Tomorrow we are free to roam and that will be fun. We should be able to do a trail run over the weekend. Pshew that is over! He has one of his bottom canines left and gave me a nice bright white snaggle tooth boxer grin this a.m. when I wiped breakfast off his nose. He does like routine more than any other pup we've had, so me being gone, Dave taking him to the vet, and not a lot of walks lately has been tough on the poor guy.
Wednesday (7.6) - Back to the 6 minimum. Felt really good, and was pretty peppy. Proves to me I need a break once in a while and that motivates me to do more than shuffle along.
Spin, ugh, I would have rather ridden outside, however 1) once I got home I'd get wrapped up in other projects and that wouldn't happen, 2) I hadn't seen Jennifer in a few weeks and it would be good to catch up in person, 3) kinda missed the class despite not being able to understand a word out of Kim's mouth, and 4) Thursday would be a really sedentary day with a training class and dinner out.
Gus and I went for a walk, he made it a mile and was seriously slowing down so we turned back home. I wasn't sure how far he would actually go. I can't even imagine how uncomfortable his mouth still feels, he seemed happy to get out and was rather playful as I was putting my shoes on to walk him. Nice to see!
Thursday (0) - Technically my rest day, but I had that on Monday. A training class took up the whole day and catching up with friends I hadn't seen in months was on tap for the evening. OH well. It's not like I'll lose anything having a second "easy" week. I do have a 10 mile trail run on Saturday - that outta knock some sense into or out of me, the jury is still out on that.
Despite the 'brownie incident' it was a good class. Someone who recognized me from the gym decided to comment on my choice of three brownies and shouldn't I be going to run that off? I explained it was my rest day and she exclaimed well then you shouldn't be having any brownies at all. I had a 4th, thinking, how strange. Now I'm nervous to go to the locker room because she recognized me and I was clueless. Then again I go in, change, run, stretch, shower and leave... interacting with only a few people and only recently. I'm not anti-social, I'm introverted, shy, aloof, and focused.
Friday (5.5) - There was rain in the forecast, it was drizzling and felt too raw for short sleeves and I was hungry. I swapped to long sleeves, and really didn't regret it. I was still cold when it came to the part to run Eastern Point Beach, along the water, I opted out, this is 0.4 miles so I was going to be short my 6 and I'm OK with that. It was an easy paced run all in all I felt good.
No Gus walk, we will go on a hike over the weekend. He is doing so much better. Back to being a cuddler, which I LOVE!
Saturday (13) - Brrrrlingame 10 miler recap here. Took Gus out for a normal walk. He seemed happy with that. What an amazing transformation. Big thanks to 5K for getting me thinking on getting Gus' teeth fixed. A gal I met out at a happy hour was having her boxer girl's teeth cleaned next week and was really nervous about the cost. It's worth every penny.
Sunday (3.8) - Took a 0 today. Gus got a nice long walk, and that was just fine. My left knee was a little stiff, as I figured, double the running time and uneven terrain I'm lucky it was just a little stiff! The day and evening were spent with the in-laws.
Weekly Mileage 32.9 (Run: 24.5 Walk 8.4) Considering all I had going on I'm not disappointed in my mileage.
Yearly Mileage 500.4 against a straight line of 479.4 I'm still ahead, and used up my a big chunk of my bank.
Beth who had a good week! I'm pleased with my time for Brrrrrlingame and getting Gus back into the swing of things.