Yesterday I was so glad it was a rest day. My body decided that New Years Eve was the perfect time to start feeling sick and so I spent most of Saturday napping on the couch with Mocha at my feet. This morning I woke up feeling slightly better but still not great. I got up and went through my pre-run routine of eating and dressing but after all that I looked at Mocha and said “I really don’t feel like this today.” She looked at me like this
She was right of course. I know that I can run if I’m feeling sick as long as it’s all in the neck and above. I won’t love it but that’s not the point when you’re training is it? If it were always fun more people would do it I’m sure. Anywho, so I conceded and leashed her up. I left with the intention of using her as my warmup and then my attempt at 5 miles. I blew my goal out of the water. I walked her for 2.45 miles (according to the garmin). While we were out on the trails she met a huge bull dog mix named Axel. He was adorable. His owner and I let them play a moment but the run was still calling so we said our goodbyes. I dropped her off at my house and took off. My pace was wimpy but I still clocked 5 miles. I stopped back at the house and picked Mocha up again and we walked a half-mile cool down. For anyone paying attention that’s 8 miles!
Well, the pace was a little shameful but I don’t mind since I was walking the dog and I started out not feeling so great.
I came home to a recovery drink and made a salad. Mocha got the other half of the apple (who knew dogs liked fruit?).
Delicious! All in all I’d call today a success. Anywho, it’s a beautiful day and I’m off to the store.
Have a nice day everyone!