7 miles easy
9:34 avg pace
This was supposed to be a goal marathon pace (GMP) tempo run but I changed it to an easy run since I wasn’t feeling it this morning. I really want my legs to be super, super fresh for Sunday’s race. Since my average pace on Tuesday’s long run was a little over GMP (8:52 vs. 8:45), I’m counting that as both my long run and my tempo run this week!
As usual, I started stalking weather.com for Sunday’s forecast and I’m pleased to report partly cloudy skies with a high of 57 and a low of 44 🙂
Here comes the randomness…
My Blog Causes Nightmares
…at least for my niece Andrea! She is an amazingly creative writer and apparently those creative juices don’t stop when she sleeps either. This is what she posted on my Facebook page yesterday:
I keep having really weird dreams involving you because I read your blog before bed. It’s happened every night this week ha ha. Last night you and I were eating DQ blizzards with white chocolate wonderful mixed in and then this guy dressed up in full gladiatior gear named Maximus came in and stabbed our blizzards while savagely screaming. So we went to flee from him but you wouldn’t run away with me until you put your Garmin on and set it up and I was flipping out. But we got away thank goodness 🙂
Is this great or what?! I wish I was eating a DQ Blizzard with you Andrea!
We got pretty lucky in that Hawk is not the biggest chewer (with the exception of an expensive Crate & Barrel rug). The 2 things he consistently chews are his dog bed and a basket that holds all of his toys. He thinks that the basket is also a toy that he can rip to pieces. Keep in mind, he’s 23 lbs and it takes him forever to rip something to pieces which means we often catch him in the act.
Yesterday’s latest causality – another toy basket. Notice the smug look on his face…
Help! Does anyone have any suggestions for a toy basket that he won’t eat? I think we tried everything!
I got my dog’s toy basket at Target in the little girl’s section: it’s a pink wooden box. She nibbled a little on one corner, but then she lost interest. If it was a wicker basket, she would tear it up for sure.
I hope the weather is perfect for your race on Sunday!
Me too, thanks!
We have Norah’s toys in a metal oval bucket. I don’t remember where I got it, but I just searched online and its similar to the ones they have at organize.com (oval bath bucket by The Macbeth). A little pricey, but if he doesn’t chew it, it would be worth it! You could even personalize it for him.
He makes me laugh!
Thank you Cindi! Funny thing is, we have a bucket like that and use it for beer in the summertime! Ha ha. It’s a great idea; I can’t imagine that would be too pleasant to chew 🙁
Our dog chewed up her bed when she was a puppy too! Thankfully, that was a one time thing. How can you be mad at something so cute! 😉
“I hope rattan feels better coming out than it did going down,” said Hawk.
Oh my goodness I love your dog 🙂