Well it was another awesome day at the SPCA! The weather wasn’t too bad, a litte muddy and some puddles, but they were fun obstacles to run around with the dogs. I did another 3 miles today, but this time split it up just between two dogs. First was Gunny, an awesome 4 year old black and white Pit Bull Terrier mix. He came in on 1/21 due to a family moving out of the country, he’s supposedly good around kids and I can attest he is full of energy, and a beast, who I had fun wrestingly around with.
Me and Gunny did 2 miles, and I am not exagerating that a good portion of that running was him trying to drag me forward as fast as I’d possibly allow him to, and sometimes like when going down hills, he made me feel like I was roller blading almost, not having to push my body forward hardly at all since he was just pulling me along almost as if I was skating across the grass..
Gunny with tongue out in kennel
Gunny side shot out in parkling lot
Rocky side shot over water
Rocky looking around in woods
Next up was my good buddy Rocky, an 8 year old black male Great Dane mix brought in just last Thursday 1/31. His owner had to move back in with their parents and there wasn’t room for Rocky. He’s supposed to be great with kids and other dogs, and he was a lot of fun to take out as well, and I got a very friendly and loyal vibe from him.
Me and Rocky did a mile, and the Great Dane in him I could tell really let him keep up easily with me. I felt like even when I was sprinting fast he was just trotting along happily on his way. When we got back behind the lake in the woods Rocky was a really fun trail dog to run with, I loosened up my hold on the leash and I could tell if I had just dropped it completely he would have just kept on running right behind me keeping pace. Everytime I said his name he was very alert and listening to me, if I get to spend some more time with him I hope I can teach this old dog some new tricks.
Another amazing time at the SPCA, another great time at the gym afterwards, and a crazy good lunch and dinner today before the super bowl. It was an entertaining game while it was going on, and now there is a power outage, so I thought I’d captilize on the time and get this post up.
I had a great time over the last week or so with my friends Chase and Courtney being back visiting from Colorado. Chase stuck around longer to hang out some more and work at the office for the company we both work for. We ended his time here with a game of Ultimate Frisbee that had us all moaning like old men by the end as it ended up being a few miles, and then we got together for some great tacos and to hang out before he had to get some sleep for his flight.
35:18 | 2.87 miles | 12:19 pace | 417 cals
I’m suppose to be going out tonight to meet some other friends and I’m hoping I don’t stay out too late so during my morning run I’m not regretting it. I still haven’t decided 100% yet if I’m going to keep up with 2 miles at least every morning, so far I think I’ll keep at it, but I am a bit worried that at some point I should give my body at least a little rest to recover all the way. For now though, only way to go is up!