This post was written for and first appeared on One Foot In Reality.
I can't believe it is the last day of July, the is 2/3 over an the last 1/3 will go even faster. It was a nice morning for a run, at least I thought it was going to be. It turned out to be a little more humid than I thought and then I got to go to the UMA trails for a nice walk.
Time of Day:9:43
Ran with: Bennie
Planned Distance: 3
Type of Run:
Easy to cover the distance and then run another later
Course: Wildwood O/B
Terrain: Tar and dirt roads
Winds: 8 mph NNE
Garmin Graph Screen shot
Notes/Observations about the run: I really hadn't planned on basically doing road intervals today, but every run with Bennie is an adventure. Between the 8 Bennie stops and the number of vehicle chases, it pretty much evened out. A couple of times it even felt as if I was running freely - without the left leg getting in the way.
Unfortunately, as we came up the Stevens Hill a truck went by and Bennie went into hyper drive and after that little spike, he was done. It was still pretty hot/humid feeling as you can see by how sweaty my hat got and even though he was willing, he didn't complain too much about stopping.
Anything going on in life to share? SD2 realtor is showed her house today, so she needed someplace to hang out with her dogs. Unfortunately, Bennie and her beagle do not get along all that well, so I found out she was coming over after I finished our 4.0 mile run. Which meant I volunteered to take Bennie for an adventure in town on the Rail Trail for an hour or so. He was more than willing - he loves to take a ride in the truck, especially if we go to the Rail Trail. We even promised him a McDonald's hamburger, which he thinks is a huge treat.
So off we went on our adventure...well I didn't have any cash for the burger, so I stopped at the Civic Center Drive bank branch to get some. Umm Houston a small problem - NO WALLET (it was sitting exactly where I left it on the bureau when I got home). Which means no McDonalds for Bean. There was some blue air, but nothing serious.
Which meant driving all the way across town to get to the Rail Trail was kind of useless. We were not too far from the UMA trails, which he loves too...so we did the UMA trails - going to where I work on a Sunday to walk with my dog - crazy aren't I.
We were going to run again, but when I got out of the truck the left leg had tightened up too much to run, so I gimped around the trails. If I had gone straight for my second run earlier like I had planned, it would have been fine, it was the sitting in the truck that got it out of sorts for running again that soon.
Nike Lunar Glide 7
Aches and Pains:
Left Leg - no change
Hamstrings - no change