Not sure what was going on exactly, it might have been the weather (seriously, I think I have a barometer knee), but my knee was not happy on Tuesday so I ended up skipping my run. If nothing else, I have learned to listen to my body. I also didn't run on Wednesday (same reason) or Thursday. Thursday's excuse was that my running partner bailed, and I was too lazy to head out on my own.
But I *did* walk a good 3.5 miles on Friday and ran a measly 3.2 on Saturday. It was supposed to be longer, but my running partner has that insane uphill race today, and I convinced her to save her legs for that. Again, I could have gone longer, but was too lazy to run on my own after that. Yes, there seems to be a theme.
Side note/rant: Wanted to go out on a bike ride yesterday, but the winds were CrAzY. Seems like it's going to be the same problem today. Uggh. Why is it that the weather can be beautiful during the week and then the weekend comes around and the weather straight up SUCKS!?!
Anyway, decided to go for another walk today. This time on the two mile hill route that I like to do with the dogs. Thought I'd share a couple photos from the walk. As it turns out, with one hand busy holding the leashes, trying to get a decent photo from a cell phone camera with the other hand is no easy feat. But I did manage to get a couple of photos worth sharing.
This next one needs some explanation. Right before we get to the base of the hill, we pass a house with three things that always do the same thing as we walk by. The white dog (far right) barks at us as we walk by. The brown dog (also right), barks at the white dog. The puppy (center), uninterested in all this barking, runs around with some sort of stuffed animal in his mouth. Here they are doing their thing. It totally cracks me up!
So, it wasn't a great training week for me. But it wasn't a total bust either. Granted, I may have some motivation issues running solo, but I have some great walking buddies that don't complain about the weather and have *never* once turned down the chance to head out with me.
I wish I could take them out running with me. I've tried on several occasions, but Stymie runs too fast and Bandit doesn't have the stamina to go more than a couple of miles. So they are my walking buddies instead.