Yesterday was the hottest day of the year so far for running. The heat index, according to my phone, was 94 degrees.
Needless to say it was hot.
My run went well. I’ve approached running differently this summer. Last year I would push through. Drag. Run home to get water and keep trying to push. Of course I was stupidly training for a marathon in the midday Southern summer heat. This year I run until I am feeling hot and tired and I walk for a minute, then I continue my run. This has helped a lot. I am still running 4 miles a day during the week as I haven’t gotten back to a full running week yet, but even so, my pace is still doing well (for me that means I am under a 9:00 pace).
On to The Dog!
She is an inspiration to me.
When I get back from my run she is ready to get out back and let me throw the stick to her. She never stops. Even in the heat, she will pause and pant and then she just keeps going. I make sure I don’t overheat her because she would probably not stop running after that stick until she couldn’t move anymore.
So when I am beat. Hot. Tired. I come in for my run, I know she will be pushing her hardest, and that somehow helps me to push harder also.
Funny. She has no idea that she helps me push through.
What a great dog she is!!!
What a sweet dog. I am really wanting a dog these day and trying to nudge my husband in that direction. I might have to show him this post.
She is awesome. She had issues early on in her life with us as she was abandoned, but it was totally worth it now.
I was actually looking at dogs from the International Street Dog Foundation. Adoption sounds awesome.
What a sweet face!!!!!
Thanks! Oh, you mean the dog. 🙂
I always enjoy your posts about your dog. I live vicariously through other people’s dogs.
Thanks! I haven’t posted many lately. She is a wonderful pet! 🙂