I think I figured out why yesterday's run was so darn blah. It was because Sadie didn't go with me. Turns out she basically pulls me the entire run when she's on the leash, so yesterday was the first time I actually ran on my own with no assistance. See, I bought a couple new pairs of running shoes a few months back... ...and it turns out that those little wheels on the bottom have been helping me more than I've thought. Today I went on the exact same 6 mile route that I did yesterday, only this time Sadie came with me. (She's feeling better.) She pulls me up the hills and down the hill, well, that's been my strong point lately. This new shoes have been great. I found that they work best on those slick grocery store floors. Yep, my grocery shopping time has been cut in half. They don't work as well on the trail, though.
And of course to mess with the progress I'm making on the roads the running gods have a trail race on tap for me this weekend. Go figure. It should be a fun weekend no matter what. Well, half fun. I have to be back to work on Sunday. :(
Today: 6 miles (very hot, but cloud cover was a nice reprieve)
Off to Brundage Mountain and McCall, Idaho!