Tag Archives: dogs

6 miler complete !

I’ve been having a lot of oats in a mug this past week, like this guy: oats, banana, and pecans !

Image

I had some friends come into town from Boston on Thursday, and my Thursday run did not happen 😦 I am not very good at standing up for my me-time (yet ?). Anyhow, Friday was ‘rest’, and we got snow ! I was very excited to see it again, after fearing that VA was never going to provide me with white winters 😉 It was also an opportunity for me to try out some new running gear. Everything is now flashy colors. Blue shoes, bright green shorts, orange long sleeve… Only my leggings are semi-low profile 😀

So, this morning I got back onto the training plan, with some oats in a jar and a glass of milk:Image

Then, after taking some much needed time to digest 😉 I headed out for my 6 miles ! There was still snow on the ground, so it was a little tricky, but after the first mile or so, I got used to it and fell into a good rhythm:

6 miles in 57’51”

I saw a good number of people on the trail, almost all of them walking their dogs ! I went further than I had been before, and instead of circling the dog park, went ‘straight’ for 6 miles, along a little creek/canal.

I came back to an awesome iced green tea 🙂 and am off for some rock climbing !

Meet Echo !

My new best friend, Echo.

Just before Thanksgiving 2012, driving back from CT to VA, my boyfriend planned a ‘surprise’ stop, which I thought would be a place to get lunch. Major brownie points to the boyfriend for digging up a place to eat and setting up what was clearly going to be a lunch date…

After much driving through an area with very few restaurants, the surprise stop turned out to be a kennel. We had talked about getting a dog, in due time…

At the same time we were there, a gentleman brought in his GSD puppies for shots.

Try being in a tiny room full of adorably clumsy german shepherd puppies crawling all over you, and resisting the urge to take one home with you. Game over.

We brought Echo home and stepped into the deep end of the dog-ownership pool 🙂

After some obedience training, I am looking forward to taking her on some great runs, and sharing some great times with my best girl.

She has yet to grow into those humongous ears !!