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!