|My sweet baboo :-)|
Needless to say, I didn't want my little dog out of my sight the rest of the day so not much got accomplished except a lot of reading and a Pretty Little Liars marathon.
Today, I dropped Maddux off and anticipating another early call made my way to the trail to get my run out of the way. No excuses! I really don't know what's going on with my outdoor runs. Maybe it's my mentality. I have had a lot on my mind, and haven't been as excited about running as I would like the past couple days. Parts of my run felt REALLY good. Other parts felt really rough. I kept cramping up (I blame the oatmeal and iced coffee not long before...oops) so I took a few walk breaks, but once I started back up again felt much stronger.
I tried out my new running belt today! It took a little bit to get used to it, but I think it's going to work well for races and longer runs. While I don't normally take pictures during my runs, I did find something that made me smile and I felt it was photo worthy.
|The cow was my favorite, but the Phi Mu in me had to include the lion.|
Today the trail had a lot going on. A high school cross country team was practicing (they looked SO young! Or maybe I am just old..), a man was mowing next to the trail in a tie (what?!), and a girl was walking and totally absorbed in a book. How do you walk and read? I can't even do it on the treadmill so I can't imagine how someone could do it outside! Overall, I ran 4.56 in 45:28 according to my Nike+. Slow and steady wins (or at least finishes?) the race, right?
Time to kick off my last official weekend of summer. Happy Friday!