So I managed my 10 mile yesterday but it didn't go exactly as planned. I was cruising along at a nice easy 8:30ish pace listening to my podcast when I ran smack dab into the eyes of a German Shepard in the center of the road-a collarless German Shepard at that. I stopped dead in my tracks and turned around walking briskly and hoping it would not follow me. (I was chased down by two dogs last year and bit on the back of my right leg which has now produced a scar that looks like a very lovely varicose vein!) I don't hate dogs by any means but I am terrified running into loose dogs when I'm running and they are EVERYWHERE. Their owners may know that they won't bite but I DON'T. Anyway, the dog barked and ran up behind me and jumped up on me. It's claws broke through the back of my running pants leaving a nice hole but didn't break the skin on my leg. I shouted at the dog and picked up a handful of gravel. For .76 miles I walked backwards yelling at the dog to go home and tossing rocks when it got too close. I don't think I could put into words my frustration! Anyway, I got all the way to my front door and finally the dog decided to take off. I called my husband after the incident and he called the Sheriffs dept. to come out and see if they could round up the dog and find out who it belonged to. My favorite part of the day was when the Sheriff's deputy called me to see if the dog was still in the yard. He asked "Were you walking when you met the dog?" I said " No, running". He said "Why don't you go to the school and run on the indoor track." (16 times around=1mile) I said,"Why don't you go to Hell" OK, I made up that last part! When this was said and done I had to hop in my car and drive to town so I could run the remaining 5 miles. These were a little quicker @ 7:40 because I could not seem to slow my pace down.
I am running only a 3 mile treadmill run today because my legs feel like lead (I think the skating really took a toll). I'm hoping to do my long run tomorrow before my daughter's hockey game if the wind will stay down. Otherwise, I'll have to postpone till Sunday. I'm spending the rest of the day working on budgeting out my winter expenses (I am a psychotic budgeter). December 4-6 I have 3 kids playing hockey in 3 different cities with only 2 parents. It's bad enough to pay for a hotels all through the winter but my blood pressure rises when I have to pay for hotels in more than one city the SAME weekend. This will happen 4 weekends this winter. AHHHHHH!!!
OK, once again I'm sure I'll miss someone but a serious "Good Luck" goes out to everyone running this weekend!!!
Redhead and B.o.B. at Ragnar. Can't wait to hear how this goes and I'm getting very excited to run one of these relays next year. Redhead appeared to be looking forward to her second leg (Very hard 9.1m with hills.) Yeah, I'm gonna stick with the easy legs. Good luck girls!
Heather - Brookgreen Gardens Turkey Trot 5K!
Aron - Davis Turkey Trot 10K. Two weeks until marathon day for her and 2 more races!
Denise - the Philly marathon!!!! She is going to get that BQ and I can't wait to hear about it!
Lil runner- also running the Philly marathon!
Valerie- Gobbler Grind Half
Ginny - maybe the Mayor's cup 5K?? Good luck if so!!
Have a great weekend guys!!!