I didn't manage to write up my blog for yesterday, so I'm doing here, now. And then I shall write up about todays one.
Yesterday I met up with Tanya and little Max, her adorable little dog in Normans Park. I also had a little running partner too, Dexter, my adorable 'grand-dog' (my daughters dog!). Although Dexter was pleased to see me, he wasn't too keen on going out........it was absolutely pouring out! It was the type of rain the when it hit the ground it bounced up again making bubbles on the floor as it did. I had hoped that by the time I got to the park it would have stopped, or at least eased up a bit.
By the time me and Deci got there the rain had eased up a bit, and I was looking out for Tanya. We knew it was going to be a wet run. Just as well we had agreed to run in the park and not the woods. Our plan was to do just 2 laps of the park, but non stop. No speed work, no interval running, just non stop all the way. Of course, I said that entirely forgetting that we had our pooches with us!
Pooches have no intention of just running around, by our side, just because we said so! Oh no, there is investigation to be doing if you have four furry legs. Trees to sniff, paths to explore.....going to the toilet, playing with new found friends.....ignoring my calls to heel! So it wasn't a completely non stop run, and I had to run back after my disobedient pooch. Tanyas little dog was so well behaved compared to Dexter.
I was glad I said that we were only going to do 2 laps, because I don't think Dexter wanted to do another lap, he was like a baby, jumping up at me to be picked up! We got back to the car park and we decided that we would do our stretches at our homes. The rain had started to get heavier again. Dexter was looking for a nice dry warm towel and and cosy lap to sleep on! He was shivering, muddy and worn out, but I think he liked meeting Max and making friends in the park with the other dogs. He wasn't too impressed with our running though! In fact, he probably thinks we are barking mad for being out here running in the rain!
Here's a geeky stats.