Monday is a run day on my training schedule, but I do not have time to run unless I do it mid day, which means I have not been doing it! Yesterday I decided to try to fit the run in since I am getting closer to my half marathon and need to build my miles. So at 2:15 I decided to run in my neighborhood.
As I ran the first mile (starting out too fast!) I realized how spoiled I am from running the trail with all the wonderful shade! There was not a bit of shade on my street or anywhere for that matter. The sun was beating down on me and the asphalt was radiating heat underneath me. I was miserable and the heat made me tank! I started the second mile and soon resorted to walking a bit and then finished it running. I was ready to quit and then decided to try for one more mile. I reached a big hill and decided the sun had won and turned off my Garmin to walk the rest of the way home. I know that is pitiful and I should have pressed on but at least I got in 2.77 miles; better than nothing!
As I walked home I spotted a little weenie dog at the top of the hill. Out of his yard and off his leash he stood there looking for trouble! Well, I was in a sour mood and sweating to death, needless to say I did not feel like dealing with a weenie dog nipping at my ankles! So, there we were staring at each other like a western shoot out, sizing each other up! We slowly approached each other and I sent the little weenie dog a vibe that said, “Don’t mess with me little weenie dog and don’t try to bite my ankle!” I think my vibe worked. As we passed each other it felt like slow motion, sweat was falling off me and little weenie dog looked at me as if to say, ” You look pitiful so I will let you pass, but we shall tangle another day!” Thankfully I made it home with my ankles intact!