How time flies…6 years ago today I was in San Diego, excitedly preparing for its Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon when I got an email letting me know that the litter of puppies, of which I had the number 2 pick of, had been born and all were healthy. When I got back home, I drove out to the breeder’s house and prepared for “my puppy” to immediately run to me and identify me as her human – ’cause that’s how it happens, right? Yeah, all 8 of these little furballs rushed at me at once and climbed all over me and kissed me. ALL OF THEM.
It took 4 visits before I could finally pick which one I was going to take home with me. And I don’t know how I lucked out the way I did, but I honestly have the most awesome dog around (ok, I might be a bit biased). So, Happy Birthday, my precious Abby!!!
When I got home from work last night, I was craving a cold beer…but needed to walk Abby soooooo….if you read Monday’s post, you’ll know that is not coffee in that cup!
Last night was a gorgeous night so I BBQ’d up a homemade burger (so what if I had one the night before, too?!) and grilled some asparagus and enjoyed it out on my back patio as the sun set.
This morning, probably because it’s her birthday, Abby upped the ante – apparently throwdowns on the road were not acceptable and she felt she deserved to move it onto someone’s front lawn. Full out tantrum.
Today was a tempo workout. And, for the past 5 months, every single one of my tempo runs has been on a treadmill (distracted by GOT)…but this morning, despite the threatening weather…like, really threatening…
…I did it outside. I set my garmin to keep me below a 4:30min/km pace (7:15min/mi). I did an easy 2km warm-up then ramped it up to tempo speed for 6km. This was the resulting average pace (and heart rate) for those 6k’s.
Happy Thursday and Happy Birthday, Abby!!!