Please observe a moment of silence as tonight is the last night I will have all my teeth.
(moment of silence)
To commemorate the pending loss of these four teeth of wisdom and the expected loss of running days I have run each of the last 5 days. I think that's some kind of record for me. :) Soon my smileys will look like this :x So I squeezed in 17 miles this week. This was a scheduled cutback week that called for 22. I'm happy with the 17.
Yesterday was a wonderful 8.5 mile run on the wheat field dirt roads. The sun was setting and it was a wonderful site. It's the latest I've been out for a run since the season of the sun began. This run is a very hilly run and I noticeably struggled on the first few hills before catching a second wind. It's a great feeling to finish a run strong. Sadie has been a bit under the weather for a couple days but charged along with me.
Today I capped off my 5 consecutive days with a nice and easy 3 mile Shasta run. I wish I didn't have to have my teeth pulled but it will be nice to have a few days rest. (See, I'm trying to trick myself into thinking good thoughts.)
I'm out like a light.
Hope to see you on the road sooner rather than later!