It's been rather lonely on the trails this week. Sadie's healing okay, it seems. Earlier in the week she wasn't putting any weight on her paw and was bouncing around the house on three legs. I'd put my running shoes on and she'd run to the front door on three legs, tail and tongue wagging, acting like she was just fine. We've been playing catch with the ball today in the house and she does look like she's doing much better. I'll give her a few more days off before we test it on a run.
This week's a cutback week. I feel very strong. Like bull. I'm reexamining my possible participation in the Lake Youngs Ultra next month. I originally dropped it from my schedule so I wouldn't push my knee too hard in my return. I'm putting in good miles but I'm being a lot smarter about it than last summer. Anyway, the Lake Youngs Ultra is a 29 mile dog-friendly event and would be a good build-up run for my July races. The negative is that it's a long drive. I'll see what Sadie thinks when we get closer.
The weather is beautiful in the Inland Northwest. It's going to be a great spring/summer.
This week in photos:
Isn't it great to be a runner?