So, three days into the week and I have stuck to the plan!
Monday’s run turned out to be a little less than 3 miles:). It was over 90, yowza! So on to cross-training, hehe, of volleyball went really well. Played harder than usual, getting out of bed this morning was so hard. I was so sore; not used to that. I have played almost every Tuesday night for the last 5 years, think I would be used to it by now. I also decided to complete a one of those squat challenges for July. Its starts you out at 50 and hopefully at the end of the month, you can complete 250… ummm, what was I thinking? Oh mama, my legs are sore. And I still have another 25 to do today.
So tonight I leave work planning to meet a friend for our Wednesday run. We like to run this trail around the lake in a city park. The town is halfway between work and home for me, so perfect! Turns out we were both dragging tonight, so it was great that she brought her daughter in her jogging stroller. Got to test it out and go a little slower. Yeah, not as easy as it looks, for as much as they look so easy to push, you can totally feel the burn in your calves. They may have been way slower than normal but it was still 3.5 miles. Forward motion counts right?
One thing I like about this trail is that there are so many people. Quite a lot of them are walking dogs as well. There is the cutest Chihuahua with sunglasses that I have seen a few times too. Tonight was a new record, though. There were huskies, labs, daschunds, border colliesL, schnauzers, etc. Now most who know me, know that I tend to have interesting animal encounters when out running. I have had run-ins with possums, snakes, cats and there is a valid reason one of my friends husband calls me “ass-bite”. Tonight I got to add a new one to the list. There was a couple walking a mini-horse!!!! It was so stinking cute, way smaller that I had imagined. I so wanted a picture but the owners seemed a little stand-offish:(. Anyone else have any interesting animal encounters?
So here’s to feeling inspired enough to do a couple miles tomorrow after work, now onto 25 more squats.
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