Yesterday, Sadie made her much anticipated return from the 15-day disabled list. She'll be on antibiotics for another week and then we'll know for sure if last week's surgery removed all the foreign debris from her neck or not. Since the tube was removed from her neck on Friday she has been bouncing off the walls. It hasn't been easy putting on my running shoes and leaving her home. But yesterday she was given the all-clear to start running again. We headed for Moscow Mt. and our favorite trail and she was so happy to be back. The photo above was taken on the drive to the trailhead. She ran circles around me for 5.5 miles. It's nice to have her back with me. Happy Happy Sadie Day!
(WARNING: you are now in the exact middle of a mood swing)
If yesterday's run was excitement and rejuvenation and happy times (it was), then today's run can only be described as a horrible train wreck. Easily, EASILY!!, my worst running experience since I began my training. I felt horrible (maybe sick?) and temps were in the mid-90's and it was just...yuck. It's been a couple hours since the run and I'm still frustrated. I'm embarrassed to even call it a "run". The mileage will say 4 for today but I don't even want to say how long it took me. But I WILL call it 4 for today because I DID cover 4 miles on my feet (well, most of it was on my feet) while wearing my running shoes! Blah! Blah blah blah!!!
Sadie is as mad as I am, as evident from her post-run interview. "I final return from the disabled list and I get this for a run? What a joke." :)
This week also marks the official end of my summer at work -- which means less down time and more worky worky. I've been swamped all week and haven't had as much time to blog surf as I usually do. Don't you hate all this work stuff? Booooorrrriiiiiing.
I need to eat. Bye.