Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Where to Begin...

I am not even sure where to start.  I was still a little sore on Monday after the half marathon on Sunday, so I took the day off from running and Ken and I rode our bikes.  It had been a while since we rode them.  We went to Hillsdale lake and enjoyed a 10 mile bike ride.  It started to get dark at the very end, which is just a reminder that winter will be here soon.

Tuesday, I had a great run.  I ran 5.25 by myself on my hilly route and stopped and picked up Kya to finish for a full 6.5 miles.  Unfortunately, a dog came out and attacked us while we were running.  I was fortunate not to get bit this time, but Kya did have to fight the other dog off of us.  Nice, I hate when people do not have their dogs on a leash or behind a fence.  I live in a neighborhood and not out in the country, so this is completely unacceptable.  All of this aside, Kya and I finished the run in 58:56 including the time Kya spent fighting like a champ to protect her mommy.  Kya is not a mean dog at all, but has had to protect me on more than one occasion.  Last time, she had to fight off the evil cocker spaniel that bit me.  Yeah, I did not know cocker spaniels could be mean either.  :)

Wednesday, went to the gym and ran 4 x .25 at 7.5 miles per hour.  This is getting easier.  I ran a 1.5 mile warm up and half mile cool down.  Kya got to go for a W-A-L-K too. 

Thursday, I ran six miles and took Miss Kya for two of them.  No dog attacks and I do not remember our time.

I planned to wake up early on Saturday to do a long run, but sleeping in sounded so much better!  I ran 3.25 miles with Kya before heading out to go shopping with a friend. 

Since I was lazy on Saturday, I was going to run 10 miles on Sunday.  Did. Not. Happen.  Nope, I was not feeling it at all.  I got a mile from my house and my legs felt like lead.  I decided that it was not worth the misery and trotted back home and was able to finish 2.5 miles.

I was mad at myself all day yesterday for the crappy running over the weekend.  I finally felt better when I went home last night and ran six miles with Kya out in the drizzle.  It was a lot cooler and Kya can start logging more miles with me if the cooler weather stays!


Tina at Gotta Run Now said...

Sorry about the dog troubles! Terrible!

Glad it's cooling off for you! It makes a huge difference!

Wendy said...

The cooler weather has been so nice to run in!